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on: November 10, 2020, 05:11:08 AM
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A newly-merged thread for written/produced comedy! Mostly sketches and longform things.

- TV shows should go in The Small Screen, but one-offs may be more appropriate here.
- Humorous videos that are less produced can go in the YouTube thread.
- Stand-up comedy can go here if you're comfortable with the superlative thread title.




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Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 01:32:35 PM
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 02:28:30 PM
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #3 on: May 13, 2021, 03:07:51 PM


This is old news, but ICYMI, Scott Seiss's videos are essential viewing.
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 06:47:27 PM
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 03:20:26 AM

This is amazing. I'm about an hour in and fully intend to finish. It's the most realistic courtroom thing I've ever seen, and it's brilliantly constructed as fiction. Each new piece of testimony or argument does an enormous amount of worldbuilding.
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 10:01:41 AM
LOL!! Didn't expect the post's content from this subject title. This iz one of my favorite long-form films. Is it filmed theater? An Adult Swim comedy epic? It's a multimedia climax event that puts Endgame to shame.

Don't know if you know this JB but everything they're referring to actually "happened" along seasons of their On Cinema At the Cinema series. So it's kinda not world "building" as much as referencing previous instances of [AS]/OnCinemaAtTheCinema lore? Technically this was like the mini-series ending to season 9.

So fucking funny when the Dekkar music is compared and how Tim will say thank you to getting overruled.

"Approach the bench?
Approach the bench?
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Approach the bench?"


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Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 10:22:19 AM
Okay, interesting. That makes sense.

The thread title is terrible, couldn’t think of anything better.

I stayed up way too late watching this. Just constantly stunned by its brilliance. Do you have any more background info? How many non-actors am I watching? Because I’m genuinely confused how their performances are so authentic. How much is improvised?
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Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 10:32:09 AM
Okay, interesting. That makes sense.

The thread title is terrible, couldn’t think of anything better.

I stayed up way too late watching this. Just constantly stunned by its brilliance. Do you have any more background info? How many non-actors am I watching? Because I’m genuinely confused how their performances are so authentic. How much is improvised?

The only info I have really is what any On Cinema fan might know - but that's more just being familiar with their "form." I'd say it's safe to assume everyone's an actor on some level out here in LA/The Valley even if small roles or extras, usually. I would assume that for each "Day" of the trial everyone had a beat sheet and that the dialogue is nearly totally improv, staying in character as their On Cinema roles. Everyone that's called to the stand was at some point a recurring character in the series, so they've had scripted episodes within the On Cinema series before.

Edit: Yeah most of these actors have headshots on their IMDB profile, so they're at the grindstone in some form out here.
If you're curious why i mentioned Multimedia, check this out JB : https://oncinematimeline.com/

A MAJOR highlight of On Cinema at the Cinema + I Think You Should Leave + Curb Your Enthusiasm:
you get to see "small-time" actors from out here have big-time laugh riot roles.


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Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 10:48:27 AM
I was most curious about the judge and lawyers. Like, either that’s a real judge who also does some acting, or he studied a lot for this role.

It actually reminds me of the old Onion videos.
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Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 12:46:52 AM

I guess this means joke tweets are fair game in this thread.
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Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 12:41:18 AM


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Reply #12 on: October 10, 2021, 07:40:13 AM

This is amazing. I'm about an hour in and fully intend to finish. It's the most realistic courtroom thing I've ever seen, and it's brilliantly constructed as fiction. Each new piece of testimony or argument does an enormous amount of worldbuilding.

I’ve recently gone down a Tim Heidecker YouTube rabbit hole and found this… it was great. His commitment to something most people will never see is astounding.

Also came across his comedy special. Didn’t even know he had a comedy special.. and when he came out and fumbled with the mic for 2 minutes, I almost expected that to go on for an entire hour. It wouldn’t have surprised me.

His pissmans mustard spots are pretty great too.

I put Tim up there with Andy Kaufman and Norm Macdonald… True originals.


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Reply #13 on: October 10, 2021, 02:27:31 PM
I showed "Trial" to my sister to see how long it would take her to figure out it's not real. That moment occurred when the prosecution starting talking about how many people died and showed the photos of the victims.
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Reply #14 on: October 12, 2021, 07:39:16 PM
Been trying to get into “Tim and Eric awesome show, great job” but man, it’s hit and miss for me. Some of the skits are great but others are a little to absurd for me.

But I have been watching “Tim and Eric’s Bedtime stories” and enjoying it.

Even tho they’re great together, I just prefer Tim doing his stuff alone…