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Does this mean that I have “the sight”?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

What’s up everyone?

Hope everyone enjoyed being outraged by our last release “Guitar Hero for Girls” which quickly became one of our most discussed sketches on YouTube of all time. To avoid getting any panties in any bunches we are back this week, with a much “safer” offering. BEHOLD!

GHOSTEL is in many ways a companion piece to “Buddy Escorts” and in many other ways, it is not. Pretty much the only thing it has in common with Buddy Escorts is that it was shot in November of 2008 while I was working in Los Angeles and was edited by our friend, guest editor, and cameo appearance maker Joel Slabaugh.

This sketch stars, and was co-written by, our good friend Sean Cameron who you no doubt all remember from last year’s “The Englishman.” Sean visited the States from London and we took a day between nights of tearing up dance floors, drinking heavily, and confusing each other with slang terms we were unfamiliar with to shoot “Ghostel,” the touching story of a British ghost trapped on Earth until he can finish his special business.

We hope it makes you laugh so hard you spit out your tea.

In all other things ThesePeople our merch is getting cooler and cooler. Soon we’ll have sweet ass vinyl stickers available to the masses, and Operation: Give Pins to EVERYONE is going along swimmingly. On the world scale the UK and Australia have requested pins, along with another Lithuanian fan. As for the US we are holding steady at 24 25 states. Almost halfway there, everyone!

This week we’d like to challenge our fans in North and South Dakota as no one in either Dakota has requested any pins yet. So the first person in the first Dakota we hear from will get EXTRA pins and maybe an extra treat, like a lock of Joel’s hair, or maybe something less creepy. Come on Dakotas! Let’s get to it!

ALSO we have an update on the first ever ThesePeople Live Show/DVD Release party. That’s right DVD Release, and yes… party: Saturday May 2nd, 2009. Update your calendars and stay tuned for details.

Large it up!
MaTT and ThesePeople

Top 10 of the Year

Monday, December 29th, 2008

You know you love top 10 lists, admit it, and we love talking about ourselves, so we’ve put together our “Top 10 Sketches of the Year!” for you to watch all over again.

There’s no disagreeing with the science behind ranking our very own material. We first assigned each sketch released this year an arbitrary point value (1-999), then put all the names in a hat, and then drew for their spot. If you’ve got a problem with that, then tell us what’s missing in the comments!

10) Weredouche
Nick says “I love comedy and hate d-bags. It’s the perfect sketch.”

9) Super Lucky Sweepstakes
Joel says “I feel like this was a nice bit of writing from the three of us (pre-Tim and Jeff). A lot of little jokes crammed in with help from Steve’s Photoshop, and Nick delivered his best Daniel Plainview impression.”

#8 Please Do Not Use
Joel says “I’m not sure how this one is so high up. My ranking algorithm must be off. Also, turns out there are a ton of people searching for videos about urinals on YouTube.”

7) Homemade Porn
Matt says “5 and a half MILLION views. Sure it’s easy to say that the thumbnail and the title get it views, BUT it has also maintained a 4-star rating AND has a ton of positive comments, because it’s funny and it’s actually about what it says it’s about… there’s just no porn. Oh, and I can see the towel she’s wearing at 1:33.”

6) Potato Buddy
Tim says “I do love ‘lame, old people humor.’ My favorite, hash brown! I mean, hands down.”

5) The Englishman
Matt says “I could barely stand when we shot this, but this little two shot masterpiece filmed on location in LONDON with our good friend Sean really turned into a sleeper hit for us. Plus I love the comments calling either his or our accents fake.”

4) Zack Braff vs. Seth Rogen
Matt says “Like many sketches, this one was based on something that really happened to Jeff and I one night, and since the release of the sketch Jeff and I now regularly inform each other of when we have either been ‘Braffed’ or ‘Rogened.'”
Nick says “So much crazy, hilarious stuff happened behind the scenes on this sketch. It just added to the magic of this video.”
Joel says “Oh do tell Nick…”

3) Killing Button
Matt says “When YouTube chose to put this on their front page I was delighted, as this could be my favorite LOOKING sketch of ours of all time, and the now famous “sandwich” ending (which was literally thought up the morning of the shoot) made the sketch. Another great performance from Lauren, a wonderful job by Joel, and I’m wearing my duck T-shirt. The only problem was when we put it online we didn’t realize Joel actually says “dollars” at the beginning. Oops.”

2) JOLCats
Tim says “This video can haz my #2 spot.”
Joel sez “When this leaked at work it definitely changed the way my co-workers looked at me.”

1) Stick-It-In Burger
Matt says “‘I thought of that!’ Choking kids, adorable animated burgers, and a blockbuster performance from Paul “Lester Stickens” Painter made this a YouTube hit when they put it in their comedy spotlight.”
Joel says “I still remember how much we were cracking ourselves up when we thought of the idea at Shield’s. Sometimes it’s hard for the finished sketch to live up to those initial laughs but this one did, and Nick’s wave at the end still kills me everytime.”

75th Sketchiversary

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Hello Fans and Friends!

Today is a very big day for us here at ThesePeopleComedy.com as we have released our (drumroll) 75th sketch! Through losing members, gaining members, people moving and serious injury we have produced and unleashed upon the world 75 bizarre, off-putting, occasionally sexy, and sometimes even funny internet comedy sketches, and hitting the big Seven-Five isn’t the only big news this day as we have also launched ThesePeopleComedy.com Version 2.0; a completely new look to our website where you can easily access ALL 75 sketches PLUS lots of extras, and learn all about the fine folks (new and old) that make up ThesePeople.

But now back to the sketch, we here at ThesePeople always believed we need a celebrity best friend if we’re ever going to really blow up and get discovered and this week’s sketch is our attempt to do just that. It’s a little ditty loosely based on a true story entitled “Zach Braff vs. Seth Rogen” starring myself as Zach Braff and one of our newest official members Jeff as Seth Rogen. Our hope is that one (or both) of them sees it, and then wants to either hang out with us, or punch us in the face. So, if you know them, or their cousin, or you went to high school with their ex-girlfriend, PLEASE send this sketch to them on our behalf.

Also I don’t know how many FunnyOrDie users we have out there, but since Judd Apatow kind of runs that site we thought we might have some luck with this sketch if we could get it rated highly there. If you have an account please go rate and comment, it’d be very rad of you. Here is the link:

Coming up next from ThesePeople is our favorite time of year ShockToberSketch 3! THREE Horror Comedy pieces in one month that will make you wet your pants from both laughter and fright. You may not even be sure which made you pee first. Look for the first one coming your way mid-October.

Please let us know what you think of the new site and sketch!

Love u lotz,
MaTT

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