Back to School, Back to Comedy
2010 Sep 17
Itâ€™s Matt live from my sexy leather couch in my cozy Brooklyn Apartment. How are you guys? Ready to laugh? You guys are still into laughing, right? GOOD.
Hereâ€™s another gem from ThesePeople starring Jeff and Pretty Doctor Tim, Pediatric Gynecologist.
Itâ€™s called â€œFoods That Arenâ€™t Meatâ€ and to tell you anymore would be to ruin it. I can tell you it was originally conceived in Los Angeles with our dear friend (and star of Sex Addict and Buddy Escorts) Ryan Mason, but we didnâ€™t get a chance to shoot it out there.
THEN we were supposed to shoot it in Detroit in Timâ€™s apartment, but I forgot a very important prop on our shoot day. So we went all over Detroit trying to find a replacement, but as it turns out there are no operational stores in Detroit so that hindered our process. We ended up just shooting it back at my place in my basement. Great story, right? Youâ€™re welcome.
Back at the ThesePeople ranch weâ€™re trying to rustle up some exciting Halloween offerings for you, as we love to do this time of year. Weâ€™re thinking â€œThe Human Millipedeâ€â€¦ you guys into that? Good.
Hope you guys are enjoying fall, fantasy football, and collecting a lot of syllabi. Enjoy the new sketch! More coming soon!
MaTT and ThesePeople
100 Uploads and some ThesePeople News
2010 Jul 19
How are you? I know before Iâ€™ve said â€œitâ€™s been a whileâ€ but this time really â€œITâ€™S BEEN A WHILE.â€ Youâ€™ve probably been wondering where your beloved ThesePeople are. Make no mistake, we are still here, just where â€œhereâ€ is has become a little different as I (Matt) have recently moved to New York City. So that puts me in NYC, Joel and Steve in Chicago and Jeff, Tim, Nick and Aaron back in Detroit. Weâ€™re not breaking up, weâ€™re expanding.
But because I have been moving, settling into a new job and drinking a lot there has not been a ton of time to make new stuff, HOWEVER before I left we shot quite a few funny shorts that we will be sharing over the next month or two while I start shooting a bunch of new stuff that all takes place in Times Square.
The first of those shorts? Todayâ€™s offering â€œWhatâ€™s that Noise?â€ Itâ€™s only a minute long so I wonâ€™t bother describing it, but I will say if youâ€™re a fan of our redheaded actress Kim â€œKatâ€ Cooper, sheâ€™s in it. And for Kat Cooper SUPERFANS listen to her radio talk show â€œLansing Nextâ€ at http://talklansing.net/
â€œWhatâ€™s that Noise?â€ is also our 100th YouTube upload! HOORAY!!! However it is not technically our 100th sketch as other YouTube uploads include vlogs and â€œQuickiesâ€ that arenâ€™t full fledged sketches like â€œKITEâ€ or â€œThereâ€™s a Monster in my Subletâ€ or the 92 other sketches we have done.
Thanks everyone for sticking with us during our little hiatus, weâ€™ll be better about getting new sketches to you more regularly especially now that our editor is done getting engaged (CONGRATS STEVE AND ELIZABETH) and can now get back to what really matters.
So stay tuned, look for lots of fun shorts followed by all new sketches with new faces shot in new places.
And if any of our fans live in the Big Apple please say â€˜Hiâ€™ to me on the Subway. Iâ€™ll be the guy with headphones in and sunglasses on.
MaTT and ThesePeople
It’s Foursquare for the people you bang!
2010 Apr 20
Hey Guys and Gals,
How is it going? Iâ€™m doing great, because LOST is on tonight, and I saw Kick-Ass the other day and it was awesome. And thus ends this edition of ThesePeopleâ€™s pop culture reviewâ€¦.or does it?
We hope you enjoyed the debut of our â€œQUICKIESâ€ last week with â€œUp Your Buttâ€. You can look forward to (or I guess dread) a lot of quick, fun sketches like that in the future. Weâ€™re all about getting content in your face at all times.
Today however, we bring you a full-fledged new sketch. Weâ€™re very excited about this one and think itâ€™ll find a nice little home in the current Internet social networking trend, and NO, itâ€™s not about Chatroulette. (surprisingly). This is a little ditty we call â€œWhoresquareâ€ which pretty much does exactly what the increasingly popular app â€œFoursquareâ€ does except… sexier.
This sketch was shot in Hollywood, California with the help of the ThesePeople West Cost team Joel Slabaugh, and Ryan Mason. PLUS it features an appearance from Lauren, star of the 15th most watched comedy video of ALL TIME on YouTube, â€œHomemade Pornâ€ and the more respectable, but less watched â€œKilling Buttonâ€. Yes, you get ALL that, PLUS original music from the great Matt Raetzel.
Hope you guys dig this one! With your help we can go big! So digg it, Facebook it, Friendster it, hell, check into it on Foursquare.
And as always, keep the pin requests coming! If you havenâ€™t gotten your pin yet, hold tight theyâ€™re on their way! Also, while youâ€™re here pick up some great ThesePeople stuff like DVDs or T-shirts. Youâ€™re gonna want to get in on the ground floor before â€˜Whoresquareâ€™ makes us so big that weâ€™re the first guests on Conanâ€™s new show on TBS and you canâ€™t get a hold of us.
Have a good one!
MaTT and ThesePeople
2010 Apr 13
What is up Everyone!
How are you?
Anyone else as excited as I am that itâ€™s Baseball season?
Iâ€™m here today because I wanted to drop a quick blog on you all to let you know ThesePeople are adding a new bit of spice to our normal awesome sketches.
Because we donâ€™t like the gaps that come in between releasing sketches any more than you do weâ€™ve taken to shooting super short sketches whenever a couple of us can get together. This maximizes our time, and your laughter, and everyone wins.
We have a few of these stored up weâ€™ll be dropping on you in the coming months and wanted to start you off with a little number called â€œUp Your Buttâ€. The REAL beauty of these quickies is that I donâ€™t have to write plot synopsis. Theyâ€™re so short, by the time youâ€™re done reading this you could have watched â€œUp Your Buttâ€ like 6 times. So please do. Watch it again and again and let us know what you think of the NEW Format. And donâ€™t worry we still have plenty of full size sketch fun coming at you.
Luv u lots,
MaTT and ThesePeople
And again GO TIGERS!
The Incredible Journey
2010 Mar 24
What is up Campers!?
Welcome to Mid-March. The great dull stretch of time before baseball, good weather or anything cool.
Well, we thought weâ€™d do something to help pass the time. Release a sketch. This is a little number called â€œHoodward Bound: The Incredible Journey (based on the novel â€˜PUSHâ€™ by Sapphire.â€) and weâ€™re quite proud of it. In fact, ThesePeopleâ€™s Tim says â€œThis could be my new favorite sketch of all time.â€ And heâ€™s not even in it.
â€˜Hoodward Bound: The Incredible Journeyâ€™ tells the heartwarming and at times terrifying tale of a poor hoodie that gets forgotten in the back seat of a car and must make his way home to his owner.
Some people may notice a strong similarity between the name and plotline of this sketch and the name and plotline of the 1993 family film â€œHomeward Bound: The Incredible Journeyâ€. Let me assure you, that is purely a coincidence. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
Check out our latest here, or on our YouTube page. And hey, feel free to subscribe on YouTube if youâ€™re not already, tell your friends!
In addition to this new sketch weâ€™ve been hard at work on some other new material, including a new breed of ThesePeople â€œQuickiesâ€. Weâ€™ve stock piled of a few super short comedy masterpieces in hopes of preventing longer wait periods between sketches. This way you guys get MORE comedy, in more consistent doses. And that will leave us ALL smiling.
Thanks a lot for watching and PLEASE keep those pin requests coming! Weâ€™ll be doing a mass mailing soon! And donâ€™t forget to pick up a ThesePeople DVD or T-shirt. They make the perfect Easter gift.
MaTT and ThesePeople.