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Fat Ass

An overweight copy writer at a women's health magazine dreams of becoming a columnist.

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Week #3 The Differentiator Fat Ass

A behind the scenes look at 'Fat Ass', and the launch of our interactive audience participation component. You (yes, you!) could be a guest star on our show! Go to our website to find out how. fatassshow.com

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alberta b. 2  posted 10 years ago

very sweet. love the concept. and i love the interactive component with your fans. the best comedy comes from truth so you are on the right track. keep it up ladies. best of luck with your project.

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    David N. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I agree with the others that this isn't the funniest video but this video seems more to be saying what is special about the show. The message is a good one. I would like to laugh more but I guess you deliver what you have to here and I like the project over all since I watched more than this video, you are a team of people who I think can do (and are) more funny than this video shows.

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    Ryan G. 0  posted 10 years ago

    It looks like your concept has a strong and positive message, but like a lot of people mentioned, it hasn't really delivered the laughs.. There's also a mention about interacting with fans in an unprecedented way, but it's not really explained? Is that the part of having a fan on the show?

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    Josianne a. 0  posted 10 years ago

    This awesome competition is about being funny and laugh so loud , but hey i haven't feel the funny in this! I wish you the best in this competition. I think you can improv your sens of humour! Good luck on the next one!

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    Lorne M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Not really seeing the funny here, which is what this competition is all about. Congrats on making it into the top 110...but I'm not really sure how you got here. Best of luck with your show, but I would pursue the drama angle if I were you.

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    Kim P. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I actually like the concept - but like other commentors - I don't see this as a comedy..or haven't seen evidence of the comedy yet. It seems more in line with a situational drama about self acceptance. If you make it thru this next phase, I'll be interested to see how you make this a comedy.

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    Karin D. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I like the creator, but I did not laugh or feel happy watching your stuff. It is quite sad, to me, to see the limitations this character encounters.

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    Christine A. 0  posted 10 years ago

    i really like this concept. seems like a market thats been avoided and could find some viewers. hope to see the fat ass team in the top fifty so i can see where this could go.

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    Robert B. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I like the idea of "Fat Ass" writing/ teaching, commenting on wellness, as it doesn't necessary follow that
    that because your over weight you aren't healthy. Lots of potential in this project. I like the hook that you can can get a part in the show, oops Guest Star.

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    Daniel H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    wheres niki minaj?

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    Mary Ann F. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Lots of room for fresh faces every episode as there is no shortage of material. People of size that is.
    Loved the characters. But back to people of size. I can speak from experience as I have been on both sides of the fence. I have spent most of my life carrying extra weight. I was ok with that but I got a medical scare about 4 years ago (Iam now 65). So I made the decision to the shed the weight (or die trying ) and improve my quality and length of life. That was unless I got hit by a bus. So here I sit 104 lbs lighter and I haven t been hit by a bus yet. I must admit life is easier in the getting around and doing things department. I do recommend it. But it was not easy, but SO worth the difficult journey. Now I wish I'd done it sooner in life. Also I have found it interesting how people treat me now and treated me then.
    I was wondering what a person does when they get on your show. And could you do segments where you have people that have lived both ways like I have.
    I felt it was a good concept for a reality show but am not sure it is comedy. I'll wait to see in weeks to come.
    Good luck.

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    Robert C. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Important message done with heart and humour. Good work and good luck.

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    Brianna G. 1  posted 10 years ago

    I like this concept a lot. I find your idea to be more of a comedy/drama rather than a straight up comedy. Which is always nice and refreshing. It seems like many teams are going for ridiculous/silly comedy so this is a nice change of pace from the rest.

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    Daniella B. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Love your guys thumbnail art. Think it has great style. Like that the comedy comes out of grounded realist drama. There's not enough of that comedy on t.v. Rooting for you!

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    Maddy W. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thought this week's challenge wasn't as strong as the team's first two videos. Feeling more of the drama than the laughs. Looking forward to seeing some more of the comedy shine through for next week. Good luck!

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    Tom H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I thought it was suppose to be funny?

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    Mickey G. 0  posted 10 years ago

    seems like a nice, heartwarming concept with a good message (something seldom found in TV). I don't love the name of the show, but with good characters, i could see it doing well on the CBC

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    Gail C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Encouraging your audience to let you know their stories to add to the script? Ground breaking. Can't wait for more.

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    Ben T. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I take offense at the frivolous use of the demeaning expression fat ass. I died in my tub for you people and this is the gratitude I get. How about calling it comfortable ass or well fed ass instead?

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    Jessica R. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I love the concept for the show! Like some others have mentioned, while I am interested to see where this series is going, I'm not sure how much of the "comedy" aspect is shining through just yet. I do like how you are taking a traditionally rude and hurtful term like "fatass" and turning it into something fun and positive, though. I'm also really interested to see how you will be engaging with your audience, so I hope to see much more from this series!

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    carly t. 0  posted 10 years ago

    and interesting idea but I am not sure if this will engage enough of an audience. It would bring a smaller population to the show than probably needed.

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    Christina d. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Interesting concept

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    Trevor C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Okeedoke. I liked the teaser but I wanted a bit more of the fun in this video too. I really think this could make some incredible advances once it finds its funny without losing it's heart. Yes I do wanna be on the show!

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    Matthew T. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I'm interested to see where you could take this in the future!

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    lukw V. 0  posted 10 years ago

    interesting concept to be sure.... some good jokes in there,, but it could be funnier... i think you gotta step it up a notch to stay in the game.

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    Karin D. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I do like Comedy with heart warming messages, but have not found this funny yet, hopefully as the project advances. I wonder why the name "Fat Ass," was chosen. So harsh, I feel for her

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    Darcy F. 0  posted 10 years ago

    This is an important subject to be sure. For me personally I feel a bit uncomfortable with humour being mixed with this issue. To many bad memories of friends either being teased or, worse yet, girl friends being self deprecating. Also, whether it has the comedic legs in still in questions.

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    Sofie S. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Doesn't really seem funny, but should appeal to the HAES demographic.

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    Brian T. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Not something I personally find funny (title or content) or would watch.

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    Rachel A. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Loving the show. Looking forward to seeing so much more. Now that we have been introduced to the lead and those people that influence her at work I would like to see more of her personal life and I would like to see Brigid involved in some comic situations.

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    Steve M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I don't see how this can be a comedy. Wasn't the week 2 the video to introduce the creators. Sorry but I found nothing funny about this weeks clip. Good concept for a tv show, but cant see it making waves as a comedy.

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    Miles C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Sounds like a noble project but I'm not into the title and this video in particular seemed to be somewhat aimless b-roll with accompanying voiceover. I thought everyone was supposed to shoot a nifty new video with each new week/challenge. Yay! Constructive!

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    Kayla M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Inspiring! =)

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    alberta b. 2  posted 10 years ago

    very sweet. love the concept. and i love the interactive component with your fans. the best comedy comes from truth so you are on the right track. keep it up ladies. best of luck with your project.

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    Harry B. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Good video, nice to see something different. I dig the concept and like what you're going for. This has potential and I hope to be seeing some more videos from your team. Good luck!

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    Catherine M. 2  posted 10 years ago

    It’s really nice to see this topic (body and size difference) approached, I am fairly sure yours is the only project with this angle! I am proud of you for making this and can’t wait to see what you come up with on future weeks!

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    Sarah S. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Great video guys! I love all the characters and what you are going for with this show idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next. Keep up the good work.

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    Matt M. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Great concept, really like the ideas you guys have going for you in this video. Quite jokes if i do say so myself, if i do say so myself, so good work, keep it upo!!

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    Em D. 2  posted 10 years ago

    I'd like Michael O's comment twice if I could. He's right on the mark, there is potential here but you have yet to show us any comedy. There is lots of drama as you follow your lead around, but show us some insightful zingers about her reality, her interactions. Love the concept of an overweight girl working for a health magazine, where's the follow-through? This is a comedy contest.

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    Jason A. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I agree. There's a great concept here with some potentially great characters. It's just not quite executed. I have a feeling that with a little work in those areas that this could be huge.

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    Michael O. 1  posted 10 years ago

    I'll reiterate what some others have said and note that there haven't been too many actual jokes in these videos yet. I'm completely on board with the show's topic and protagonist, from what we know about her, and I think the interactive component could be really cool. But first and foremost this is a comedy (show) competition, and while I'm not doubting in any way that this show could be funny, I just haven't seen it yet. Hopefully you make it to the Top 50 so we can see some of that humor in future videos!

    As an aside, Louie CK's show "Louie" did an absolutely incredible episode this past season where he goes on a date with an overweight woman and they have a frank conversation about it. If you Google "louie fat girl", the first two hits are a clip of the show and an article about it. It was probably my favorite scene from the entire season, and one that you could perhaps use as inspiration (it wasn't as laugh out loud funny as other scenes from the show, but it still makes you smile). Good luck!

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    Pat C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I thought your week three video described you project really well. It was a bit serious though, so I went back and watched the week #1 video and I liked it. IIt is an interesting concept about a sensitive issue. good luck

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    Vicki B. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Pretty good! Keep up the good work!

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    Atulah K. 0  posted 10 years ago

    The concept of a show that is "positive and relate-able for bigger people" sounds good to me. I just don't see this as a comedy topic, especially the way it's presented almost as a documentary format. I like the fact that audience members can contribute their ideas towards the development of the storyline. Thanks.

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    Monique R. 1  posted 10 years ago

    I think you are brave. It is a good idea, but I have not seen jokes yet, and have not laughed out loud. Like I said the concept is good; but need to implement more funny stuff. Good luck!

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    Atulah K. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. not a bad idea, but not yet very funny.

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    louise r. 0  posted 10 years ago

    its not everyone that would be willing make a video about being overweight it show s that you are true to yourself and open to crititism go for it .

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    JoAnne V. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Great idea, nice video... although I feel like this might not work for primetime... plus... there are pretty much no jokes in this vid. But you guys git a good thing going on... so GOOD LUCK!!

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    Sharon H. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I also like laughing about a sensitive issue and want to laugh along with the characters. Some funny things here. I love to see some women in this competition so hats off to you and good luck.

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    Dianne B. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Good for you for taking on such a sensitive topic and bringing humour into the subject. Best of luck

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    Christina O. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I think it's great that you guys are reaching out towards the community and showing support to certain individuals, I just don't see how something like this should be made into a series on prime time TV. The message might be conveyed faster as a web series than a show on TV. I would also have liked to see some humour in your third video, as this is a comedy competition after all. Good luck with the competition!

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    Jimmy B. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Love the message of this show. Was curious as to what the honest stories will be like and who the characters that i am going to fall in love with are. But i am 100 percent on board because the way society views bodies is as relevant an issue as it has ever been.

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    Ron K. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Comedy can be a great place to address serious social issues. And I think this is a really important concept. The thing is it seems like Fatass entered into a somewhat serious tone in the last week and I think the audience might be looking for something different than what the creators intended with this video. I wanna laugh WITH her as she continues to embrace herself and those who support her and I want arseholes who can't see beyond it, to be taken down.

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    Abby C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Well, first of all good luck with YOUR project 'Sum: 1, 2, Love'!

    Hmm. Are you referring to the web pilot we made? If so, I would first of all remind you that we are the ONLY team who made extra material in the form of a pilot (as far as I can tell). Second, I too wondered if it was too dramatic after making the pilot, and so the second and third episodes are going in a new direction. That's what this industry is all about; applying the experience you have and building on it. There is nothing wrong with that from where I stand.

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    Darcy R. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I don't know Nice goal, to change stereotypes and address an important social issue, sure, but is it funny? I love that you're motivated to tackle this, but not sure I'd watch it. Is it a series or a campaign. Sorry...

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    Abby C. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Again, good luck with YOUR project, 'Scratch Records'!

    I suppose one could ask themselves the same of a lot of dramatic comedies. Was 'Desperate Housewives' funny? Is 'Drop Dead Diva' funny? Was 'Sex and the City' funny? The answer to these is usually in the realm of 'not really, but yeah, kind of. This contest is for new forms of funny. And yes, I believe that this concept is exploitable in many different comedic ways. If you don't get it that's cool, there are plenty of people who do. Good luck!

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    Sharon A. 1  posted 10 years ago

    Loved having a peek behind the scenes this week! It was nice to see the faces of the crew as well as those in front of the camera. All of you seem to be having fun.

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    Helen L. 0  posted 10 years ago

    I love the concept of this show and I am looking forward to seeing more. The team seems to work very well together - great chemistry!!

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    Eugene A. 1  posted 10 years ago

    It seems that everyone involved in this production is having a really good time on set. The atmosphere seems very relaxed.

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    Allen W. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Love the concept! advocate for large ladies! nutting wrong wit treating yourself and having a snack.
    my mudder use to always say: pack your bags your going a guilt trip id be like go on mudder!

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    Lindsay C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    im interested.

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    Julia S. 2  posted 10 years ago

    Interesting concept. You guys are very brave to be pursuing this. I like the feel of this video - real, candid and light. Good job!

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    Abby C. 0  posted 10 years ago

    Thanks Julia! So nice to hear.

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