We’re finding more and more Chicago comedy on Funny or Die and we love it. You can now check out Tim Soszko and Micah Philbrook of the tim & micah project on the comedy website. Funny or Die now features their video Les Mannequins, a darkly comedic look at the life of a mannequin couple.
Smart Comedy from Dummy
Improv duo and real-life couple Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts are known around Chicago for their long-running iO show Dummy. The funny pair has now reached an audience slightly bigger than Chicago – Funny or Die. The comedy website currently hosts a web series they’ve produced, with each one as hilarious as the last. Check them all out here and reserve your ticket for the next Dummy show now!
Wonder what good stuff we have in store for you at LAFS RIOT in October? Here’s a taste. One of our scheduled performers, comedy band The Shock T’s, has just released their debut pilot. Loosely based off their own experience, the pilot is the story of a music comedy band trying to make it in Chicago. It’s got all the fun of a live Shock T’s show neatly compressed into a 23 minute video for your viewing convenience.
A COMEDY-FILM NOIR MASHUP
Claymore Productions is back with a moody and surreal follow-up to their New York Television Festival award-winning show, Exquisite Corpse. Josh, Tyler, Peyton and Brian have bestowed upon the internet the trailer for their new pilot Wrong Place. The show follows landlord Fats in the dark journey of his day-to-day life. If comedy and film noir came together to create a new genre, (comedy noir, perhaps?) this would be it. Read More
Yanky Your Candle
I’ve never really been into candles, but “Inside Yanky Candle” may have just changed that. Written by comedy duo Ayala Skopp and Drew Anderson, the video lets us into the minds of those who give candles their quirky and nonsensical names. Check it out, but be warned: you will never be able to look at a Yankee Candle without giggling ever again. Read More