Here’s another very funny short from our man Joe Pera. Watch and enjoy!
Also, I am very sorry for the lame title of this article.
Here’s another very funny short from our man Joe Pera. Watch and enjoy!
Also, I am very sorry for the lame title of this article.
Check out this short film produced by Buffalo’s own Joe Pera and Dan Licata!
The film “Garbage Cake” gives credit to those people behind the scenes that you don’t normally think about when you see a comedy sketch
Shot and Edited by Chris Boniello
Thanks to the fancy new iPhone that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas, I can do all kindsa shit that I could never do before, like make movies in my car while my wife shops! Smell that, Hollywood? That’s pee in your coffee. And by pee in your coffee, I mean pee in your coffee. Because I peed in your coffee. This movie is a whole other thing.
Comedian Mark Walton, and many of your favorite stand up classics. Â Sit back and enjoy, keep your chatter to a minimum and your laughter to the MAXIMUM and welcome to the stage MARK WALTON!!!
Watch the commercial as Buffalocomedy.com helps promote the 2012 season of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring “truckzilla”.
Written by Eric Lingenfelter
The Dykes of Hazard Variety Hour celebrates its Two year anniversary This February!
More info at dykesofhazardcomedy.com
Ever Wonder what happens to your favorite video game heroes after the world is safe? Click play to find out!
written by Eric Lingenfelter, starring Eric, Jamie Travale and Mark Ciemcioch
Hate mornings? Â So does Dustin Runnels, host of the Too Early Show!, the best morning show of all time, ever (suck it, Kathie Lee!)!
(Glenn Jacobs hates mornings as much as I love !sticking exclamation points where! they don’t belong!)!
Kristen Becker and Eric Lingenfelter weigh in on the upcoming New York State Senate vote on Marriage Equality. Â (Note: I’d like to personally apologize for the state of my hair in this video.)
This episode features my first and last words about the Anthony Weiner scandal. The first word is “I” and the last word is “resist.” Curious about all the words in between? Then play the video, stupid!
I needed some time off because I’m busy searching for a new apartment, so I handed this one over to the Creepy Voice. She’s got an important message for all of you new graduates out there, so click play and take heed.
Many people are meeting significant others on the internet, some are going the old fashioned route and meeting folks in bars. Either way, the world is still full of crazies.
By order of the Chairman, I offer you a succulent variation on my classic rant format.Â The secret ingredient is: FUN!
This is the first in a series of news desk updates, for you the people. Â it is our goal here at Buffalo Comedy News to keep you as in touch with current events, and also those that Â have been entirely made up.
The world’s eyes are focused on Buffalo this week for what is undoubtedly the biggest event to hit the hockey world-The first ever Super Chexx Bubble Hockey World Championships, Â at the Convention Center. Up to $20,000 in prize money could be awarded.
One man is favored to win it all, veteran Bubbler Adam Zukic. Â We caught up with Adam on his second day competing.
Day one led to an unexpected expulsion from the doubles tournament after Adam pulled his famous, yet ethically questionable Signature Bubble move. Â Adam Â is returning today to fulfill his bubble destiny.
I’m a little strapped for cash, so I decided to sell this episode to a couple of metalhead friends that I met back when I played rhythm guitar for Chaetophobic Goregurgler.
I guess they’re running some kind of business or something. Check it out.
Another episode about Washington wackiness.Â Some people say that our political situation would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.Â I say to those people, can’t it be funny BECAUSE it’s so sad?Â I think so.Â Obviously.Â (Shut up.)
This one’s kind of topical, so please watch it before it’s kind of irrelevant.Â Though knowing the persistence of the pustule I’m popping in this one, that might take a good long while.
All State now carries health insurance. Are you in good hands?
Written by Chris Scherr. Directed and Cinematography by Matt Lorentz
For more videos, sketches, and information please check out Buffalosketchcomedy.com
This one goes out to every nerd who ever weirded out every non-nerd within earshot by barreling headlong into one of those way too well thought out this-is-what-would-happen-if-this-fictioÂnal-thing-actually-existed-in-the-real-wÂorld rants.
In other words, this one goes out to every nerd.
Terry Pegula Â is the new owners of the Buffalo Sabres. Word on the street is he is the miracle we have been waiting for here in Upstate NY. Â For this, we made a video. Â And then Â another video. Â and another. This is the third one. Enjoy! Written by Mark Ciemcioch, brainstormed by buffalocomedy.com
The core of Buffalocomedy.com consists of stand up comedians, with a few sketch guys mixed in.Â Here’s a sketch about IMPROV with special guest Todd Benzin from the Eclectic Company.Â More info on upcoming Eclectic Company shows at www.eclecticimprov.com
It’s Episode 4 of the best micro talk/sketch show in Buffalo! I think it’s the only micro talk/sketch show in Buffalo, which would make it the best by default even if it sucked, but stop typing, Eric, said I to myself!
Congressman Chris Lee went looking for love in all the wrong places and it cost him his job. Don’t let it happen to you! Visit DiscreetDC.com! (Please don’t! It’s not real!)
Written by Eric Lingenfelter and Kristen Becker
It’s my third and, dare I say, finest episode! Parts of it get a little raunchy, so try not to watch this while your boss is around. Not that you’d do that, Johnny Goodworker.
It’s Episode 2! Â I said everything I had to say in the video so I don’t have anything to say so I’ll stop now!
Another installment with Patrick Higgins. And that very nice girl who had to lay in bed with him.
Question: Who is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ cast/crew was:
Peter Schafer â€“ mastermind/writer/actor/director/cinematographer/editor/set designer/prop master/jack of all trades/jack off all trades/sufferer of near-crippling ADD whose near-crippling ADD made him a brilliant mastermind/writer/actor/director/so on/so forth when we could get him to not vanish for weeks or months at a time so we could get together and get things done.Â He is featured in this video as â€œWilson Cladwell.â€
Nigel Larson â€“ comedian/writer/actor/talent wrangler/my best friend in the Rochester comedy community at the time.1 He is not featured in this video, but was nonetheless very important to the project and very important to me personally (smooches!).
Anthony Iannopollo â€“ comedian/writer/actor/free-associator/sufferer of near-crippling ADD whose near-crippling ADD made him a brilliant comedian/writer/actor when we could get him to focus his funny instead of /free-associating on to the next random thing that billboard elephant goo-goo plunket.Â He is featured in this video as â€œAnnieâ€/â€Anthonyâ€/â€Sasquatch.â€
Evan Enstrom â€“ writer/actor/biochemist/superspy who somehow got this video off of Peterâ€™s computer and passed it along to me so I could share it with you.Â He is also not featured in this video, but was nonetheless also very important to the project and also very important to me personally (also smooches!).4
and Me â€“ comedian/writer/actor who is thrilled to finally have videographic proof that I didnâ€™t completely waste all that money, gas, and time going back and forth from Buffalo to Rochester every Sunday during the 10-or-so months we spent trying to make this thing happen.Â Me is featured in this video as â€œBuford Brigglebee.â€
Question: What is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ was the brainchild of Rochester auteur Peter Schafer.Â It was supposed to be 13 half-hour episodes of late-night public access sketch comedy for stoners, insomniacs, and the mentally unwell.5 It became what people who like to be optimistic about their failures call â€œa learning experience.â€Â The video above is the only episode we ever completed.Â There are odds and sods from other episodes on Peterâ€™s computer,6 but theyâ€™ll probably never see the light of day.7
Question: Where is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
Psychoanalytical Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ lies in the unconscious.Â It is what Freud called â€œthe id,â€ â€œa cauldron full of seething excitiations.â€8
In-Universe Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ is broadcast live in Fuck-U-Vision 3000 HD Omnicolor from Wilson Cladwellâ€™s Earth-orbiting satellite sanctum.
Real-Life Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ was mostly filmed in Peter Schaferâ€™s apartment, which he turned into the titular set with rolls upon rolls of aluminum foil and a bunch of junk he garbage picked from who knows where.Â At one of our last meetings, Peter told us that having to actually live inside of his own failed experiment drove him past the edge of sanity, where, apparently, cell phone reception is spotty at best.
Question: When is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
In-Universe Answer: â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ takes place in the not-too-distant future, next Monday A.D.9
Real-Life Answer: We worked on â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ from September 2009 to July 2010, give or take a month or two.Â It was supposed to go on the air on some Rochester public access station10 in January 2010 and run for 13 weeks in a late-night/early-morning time slot usually reserved for half-hour long ads for knives that can saw off a shotgun barrel and still stay sharp enough to slice the rump roast off of a live cowâ€™s ass faster than it can moo, â€œBut wait, thereâ€™s more!â€
But we found out rather quickly that making 13 episodes worth of good TV with only six cast/crew members,11 no budget, and a projected premiere date less than four months away was more than just daunting.Â It was impossible.Â We pushed the premiere back to February 2010, then pushed it back to March 2010, then pushed it back to April 2010, and we kept pushing it back and pushing it back until we finally pushed it off of the calendar altogether.Â Peter stopped answering calls, I stopped going to Rochester, and the whole thing collapsed.
Then, a few weeks later, Nigel finally heard from Peter.Â Peter, Nigel, Evan E. and I had a meeting.Â We decided to salvage the project by combining the footage we already had with some â€œinterviewâ€ footage we figured we could write and shoot fairly quickly to make a meta-mockumentary about the rise and fall of a show called, coincidentally, â€œUncle Fartsyâ€™s Fiddlinâ€™ Faddlinâ€™ Funtime Famboree!â€12 We had a couple more meetings, we wrote the first act,13 Peter stopped answering phone calls, Nigel moved to Seattle, I stopped going to Rochester, and the whole thing collapsed.Â Again.
Then Evan E. got this footage then he sent it to me then done.
Question: Why is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
In-Universe Answer: Wilson Cladwell created â€œThe Human Escape Pod Showâ€ so he could hold a magnifying makeup mirror up to the face of human society and shout, â€œYour pores are disgusting!â€Â So he could see your foibles, suck them up, and spit them back into your face like an angry llama whoâ€™s tired of being poked in the eye with a sharp stick by your unsupervised child.Â So he could firmly thrust his hot, throbbing thoughts into the moist, supple folds of your braingina in the hopes that you might one day become the struggling single parent of a baby called Revolution!Â Â Â So he could tell you lately that he loves you.
Question: How is â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show?â€
Answer: You tell me.16
1. Heâ€™s in Seattle now, and last I heard, heâ€™s doing pretty well for himself out there, comedy-wise.Â Good for him!
2. To invert the old clichÃ©, they have never been seen in different rooms not together.
3. They escaped the Pod early, before it burned up in the Earthâ€™s atmosphere.
4. To Evan: Thanks for the espionage, and sorry about all the awkward phone calls.Â Love, Eric.Â Also.
5. Fun Fact: According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, as well as every other online dictionary that I frantically, confusedly, and frankly appalledly searched through upon reading the thing Iâ€™m about to share with you, definition 2 of â€œunwellâ€ is â€œundergoing menstruation.â€Â Huh.
6. Assuming he hasnâ€™t deleted them so he can just forget the whole thing and move on, in which case, sorry about this, Peter.
7. Theyâ€™ll probably never see the darkness of your computer room in those fleeting moments after youâ€™ve finished rubbing the epidermal layer off of your poor, abused member and before youâ€™ve started sobbing yourself to sleep in your big, empty bed, either.
8. Sigmund Freud,Â New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Penguin Freud Library 2) p. 105-6 (this is where Wikipedia got that quote from)
9. As in, the day after Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takes place, for all you non-nerds out there.
10. I know what youâ€™re thinking (really, I do): â€œWhy public access TV?Â Who watches that?Â Why didnâ€™t you just post it on the Internet, like youâ€™re doing right now?â€Â Honestly, I have no fucking idea.
11. Some of whom â€“ for example, me â€“ could only work on the show once a week because of work/school/geographic location, etc.
12. Which is Nonsense for â€œThe Human Escape Pod Show.â€
13. We also wrote a script for a promo video that we were going to send to Adult Swim in the hopes that they might pick up the show and send us a modestly fat sack of cash so we could quit our jobs and work on the show full-time, and oh, man, did that ever not happen!
14. The Buffalo comedy scene being pretty much the entirety of my world nowadays.Â Not that Iâ€™d have it any other way.
15. Especially Peter.Â I know shit on him for being flaky, but the guy poured his entire being into this project while it was still alive.Â I mean, watch the video again, or for the first time if you read this first.Â You can feel the love radiating off of the screen, canâ€™t you?Â And I think when Peter realized the show wasnâ€™t going to turn out exactly the way he wanted it to, that love drove him bats and he had to let the whole thing go.Â But enough deskchair psychoanalysis.Â Peter, if youâ€™re reading this, I wish you all the success you can handle.Â Youâ€™re a talented man, and you deserve it.
16. I think itâ€™s pretty good.