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Elephant Empire

Mixing dramatic actors, comedians, and filmmakers for laughs and strange, provocative tales.

Toronto, ON
7.51 (173)

Week #1 Show Teaser Elephant Empire

This is a preview of an Elephant Empire episode. It's a mix of silly shorties and the original story, "What Charlie Would Have Wanted". A group of friends argue over Charlie's will. What does it mean to be a friend when they're gone? Was he joking? Are YOU prepared to carry out a bizarre burial request? Also, philosopher cops, true love, space fighters, and there's something behind you.

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Elephant Empire is a new form of funny that mixes dramatic actors, comedians, and filmmakers to tell strange, provocative tales. Each episode features silly “shorties” overlapping with an original three-act narrative. The shorties are a light candy-comedy snack. The story is the meal. Think Key & Peele & Guy de Maupassant. Or Monty Python with Chekov. Come for the laughs, stay for the post-show convo with friends.

A good comedy makes you laugh. A good story makes you talk it out. We do both.

Each episode is a unique world filled with easter eggs of overlapping characters. The Big Vision is to film across Canada, sharing a new town each week, teaming up with local talent.


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Peter Stevens

Showrunner, Everything Guy

Peter is a handsome writer, director, improvisor, comedian, and teacher. He has worked for The Second City, Canadian Improv Games, and TIFF. He does not work at being handsome. He just "has it". Recently, he was awarded a 2014 Canadian Comedy Award for "Bee Circus" on CBC Radio's The Irrelevant Show.

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Matt Lemche

Talent, Graphic Designer

Matt Lemche is a Toronto-based actor, filmmaker, and graphic designer. He has been performing in film, television, and on stage since 1996. Lemche’s short films have screened at CineVegas (What the Captive Ate), as well as at the Atlanta Film Festival and Brooklyn Rooftops Film Festival, in colaboration with Peter Stevens (The Haunting of Matt Lemche).

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Talent, Writer

David is a stage, film and TV actor from Toronto. He has spent the last decade being 'that guy in all of those things whose name you don't know'. He plays Benjamin on USA networks's hit show SUITS and 'Canadian Dave' on MTV's failed show SKINS. Most recently he starred in the award winning sci-fi-dark comedy-musical BANG BANG BABY which premiered at TIFF.

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 9 years ago

    Great teaser , it was funny good ideas seen in the video
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    Chris S.
    posted 9 years ago

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    Jason D.
    posted 9 years ago

    Super talented funny group.
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    Stefan P.
    posted 9 years ago

    thumbs up!
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    Daryl L.
    posted 9 years ago

    Not bad.
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    Naila S.
    posted 9 years ago

    Brilliant. They are perfect.
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    Reginald F.
    posted 9 years ago

    Funny, like, not even joking. Entwined with thought provoking nuggets throughout.
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    Jonathan C.
    posted 9 years ago

    nice use of the humorous!
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    Jeff B.
    posted 9 years ago

    i like when my mind bones are stimulated along with my funny bones but i had no idea my funny bones were in my stomach. productions values, acting chops, brains, amazing facial hair.... there is nothing missing
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    Dan B.
    posted 9 years ago

    OH YES
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    Trevor C.
    posted 9 years ago

    I like the premise. It tickled all the right bones.
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    Max S.
    posted 9 years ago

    Pretty great. (Randy Justice)
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    Kyle S.
    posted 9 years ago

    This is fantastic.
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    Audrey R.
    posted 9 years ago

    First video is great!
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    Simon W.
    posted 9 years ago

    Funniest live show I've ever seen. Can't wait to see Elephant Empire brought to the small screen!
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    Dominique G.
    posted 9 years ago

    I friggin' love this!!!! -YARNS
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    Lee A.
    posted 9 years ago

    Can't wait for the next episode
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    Kayle S.
    posted 9 years ago

    This will be good. I saw them at Montreal Sketchfest and laughed my ass off. I really like HER! She's so pretty.
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    MOntana B.
    posted 9 years ago

    i love these guys!! i saw them in montreal.. i laughed until i cried, for reals!!
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    Alain M.
    posted 9 years ago

    I've said it once, and I'll say it again: ELEPHANT EMPIRE ON THE CBC!!!
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    kristian R.
    posted 9 years ago

    Kristian here from Cooking with Heat. I like this...it has good comedy legs. You are all funny cats. This feels also like it should be make into a film. Following your work.
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    James L.
    posted 9 years ago

    Some laughs to be had.
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    Matthew S.
    posted 9 years ago

    Awesome teaser guys, love the 8bit vibe. - Hit with a Rock
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    Bob J.
    posted 9 years ago

    The opening CPR skit made me leaugh harder than anything else I've seen on ComedyCoup. Massive potential for a good skit show here. Also mad respect for your name/logo.
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    Graeme B.
    posted 9 years ago

    Delightful! Smart! Delighart! Smarghtful!
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    Joel J.
    posted 9 years ago

    I would watch this!
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    Kyle W.
    posted 9 years ago

    I just think you guys are really funny
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    Chris A.
    posted 9 years ago

    Hah, I remember doing What Charlie Woulda Wanted for 24Hr Plays
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