• For the Fans, by the Fans

    2009 Nov 4

    Have you received pins and/or stickers from us? We’re getting sooo close to having pins sent to every state in the Union, and more and more are being sent internationally every week.

    Check out the latest maps:

    We’d love some photos of you rocking the pins, or whatever you’ve done with the stickers. You can add them to our Facebook page or send them to pics {at} thesepeoplecomedy {dot} com.

    And if you don’t have any of your very own all you need to do is drop us a line with your address and we’ll post, post-haste. We’ll never sell your address or send you spam. We really have nothing else to offer you but funny videos and free pins (oh, and a DVD).


  • Spirit of the Burn Barn, we are here to help you!

    2009 Oct 28

    Hey Freaks and Freakettes!

    Halloween is drawing ever closer, and so is another terrifyingly funny sketch from ThesePeople. Enter Shocktobersketch IV sketch number two, “The Burn Barn!” The burn barn is a rickety old barn haunted by the spirit of The Burnmaster! A plucky group of teens try to take him on only to find themselves… BURNED.

    Check it out here!

    This sketch should be a hit amongst the ThesePeople faithful as it stars original members (rarely seen these days) Aaron and Joel. As well as top notch performances from our friends Nick H. (not Asian Nick), Andrea and Rachel. And HUGE props have to be thrown out to my boys Paul “Lester Stickens” Painter (who is also our voice over on several ThesePeople hits) and Eric for a sweet cut and some amazing special effects, brought together with some wonderful sound design from Aaron (not actor Aaron, sound design Aaron.)

    And good news kids! Shocktober is going to become Shock-vember as we have one more sketch that ran into some production snags and therefore will be released a little later than planned, but it’ll be worth that wait because it’ll have zombies. You’re gonna love it.

    What’s everyone doing for Halloween? We’ll be partying down in Ann Arbor at the Bang! The most fun dance party around. Come see us and get our autographs (just $20).

    Anyone dressing up as a ThesePeople character for All Hallo’s Eve? Send us a picture and get a FREE ThesePeople DVD. That’s right! FREE! Send them to pics [at] thesepeoplecomedy [dot] com.

    Oh, speaking of pics at ThesePeopleComedy.com, Homemade Porn is about to break broke 20,000,000 views. God bless perverted YouTubers, and also the Balloon Boy, just because.

    See you in a couple weeks!

    Happy Halloween!
    MaTT and ThesePeople

  • Mindblowers is Mind Blowing!

    2009 Oct 15

    Hey Boos and Ghouls!!! (that was supposed to be “boys and girls” did you get it?)

    Happy Halloween!!!

    We are halfway through October and our Halloween excitement is at fever pitch! Today I’m taking a quick time out from choosing between being Billy Mays or David Carradine for Halloween to share with you all the FIRST of our Shocktobersketches, a scary little number we call “Mindblowers.”

    An evil terror is on the loose blowing minds and only one rookie renegade cop can bring him to justice… or can he?

    You can check it out on BooTube, or right here on our homepage.

    This is our first entry in our FOURTH year of Shocktobersketches, we have two more to come before October is out, and we’re very excited for all of them.

    Today’s sketch “Mindblowers” is full of surprises, including one very big one in particular. Long time ThesePeople fans will notice the triumphant return of our good friend and original ThesePeople member, Aaron. “Mindblowers” also features our good friends Ciara, Rachel and a mindblowing cameo from our perennial corpse actress Birgit.

    Speaking of Shocktobersketches, we’ve been getting a lot of emails and texts lately about Richard Kelly ripping off last year’s runaway hit, “The Killing Button” in his new movie “The Box.” And yes, he absolutely did, tell your friends. (Some lines from the trailer are a DIRECT lift.) But in fairness we ripped off the sketch from a 1980s Twilight Zone episode that ripped it off from an old ghost story. Although I have no idea how they’re going to stretch what we did in 5 minutes into an hour and a half, I’m probably going to see it anyway out of curiosity.

    See you guys next week for Shocktobersketch Part 2 featuring the star of “Homemade Porn” and “Killing Button,” Lauren AND some Zombies! You won’t want to miss that!

    Happy Hauntings,
    MaTT and ThesePeople

  • Zero in a half shell.

    2009 Sep 29

    Hey Strangers,
    It’s your good pals ThesePeople here with some exciting new news! We’ve got a new sketch! It’s been a long time in the works, but we finally have our latest and greatest for you, “Twenty-Something Normal Turtle.”

    Featuring an amazing song recorded by our good friend Matt Raetzel, and featuring the vocal stylings of “ThesePeople.” TSNT tells the story of the 5th lesser known and under-appreciated mutated turtle from the mid-80s whose life without Master Splinter’s guidance turned out less than splendid.

    This sketch is a big deal for us (mostly because it justified us buying a full body turtle costume) because it’s been a bit since our last sketch and this sketch was truly a team effort that we’re VERY proud of.

    More good news is that this is sketch 1 of 4 all-new sketches we are in post production on and we’ve only got ONE more Shocktobersketch to shoot for this year’s amazing 3 sketch series featuring our favorite type of comedy… HORROR comedy. So if you’ve been hungry for some new material, we are going to bombard you with stuff over the next month and a half.

    And don’t forget to keep those pins request coming, we’re going to spend a whole ThesePeople meeting answering fan mail soon.

    Our next release will kick off Shocktobersketch IV, as we all get ready for the Halloween season, but for now, please to enjoy “Twenty-Something Normal Turtle” right here on our site or on our beloved YouTube page.

    Tell your friends.

    Stay awesome, and good luck picking out a Halloween costume! If anyone out there is a ThesePeople character for Halloween send us a picture and we’ll send YOU a ThesePeople prize pack. “Slutty versions” of ThesePeople characters get the deluxe prize pack.


    See you in a couple weeks,
    MaTT and ThesePeople

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