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I'd like to mention that if you watch closely, at 1:06, I spit out a spider. Also as further evidence that we work with kids and actors of all ages. Check out this Halloween video we made: http://youtu.be/pocOATq2nvM
Really good sketch comedy, I just hope that it does not become too derivative down the line. I like what I see so far.
I love this concept! Your sketch show is unique and will definitely win the hearts of fantasy / RPG enthusiasts.
Congratulations on making it to the Top 55! You guys are doing a great job at keeping in the run and really showing great enthusiasm over your project. I really believe in you guys and want to see this thru to the end. Best of luck moving into the top 15.
Great video this week. It really differentiates your project from the pack I keep liking your project's premise more and more with each passing week
Well done, way to differentiate ;) Great editing too, has an old school feel but with a modern take! Also great to see some Vancouver work coming out of this competition!
Wow, yeah, this is one of the most impressive, thorough concepts going! This is fun, but the Week #1 concept helped underscore how this could keep fwd momentum despite the sketch factor.
Some really funny twisted stuff. You guys are constantly surprising me with your efforts. I really hope this becomes something more. Good luck with the top 15!
Great loved it from start to finish, everything was exceptional about this. I love videos, I love comedy and I love this sooooo much. All the best and best of luck in this glorious competition!!!!!!
Humantown is cool. good chemistry fun videos you guys keep me watching! good luck maing it to top 15. ill be watching ;-)
At first, I must admit that Human Town didn't appeal to me; however, with exploring more of your content, the idea has really grown on me. Human Town is like Portlandia meets Mr. Show. The material for the challenges are really well thought out and unique. My only fear for your project is that it has the potential to become too much or old quickly. How do you see the longevity of the show? But, in saying that, you already have season one written and thus have probably thought of these things. Great work and best of luck with the voting stages!
This team has some of the best chemistry in the whole competition. It feels like you done this all before. Concept is great and really funny. Can't wait to see more.
i fucking loooove the concept for your show. i love rpgs and always wanted to try dungeons and dragons so this is right up my alley. its original, hilarious, and pretty complex too. i like and cant wait to see more!
Wow certainly bringing the energy and I like being invited for the business meeting to try and sell me on your concept. Nice touch. Afraid I will have to look at earlier versions to maybe better get the humor as I just didn't have a laugh but you did get a smile.
One thing I love about this show is that you guys explain it so well. I was worried that I wouldn't understand it fully, cause I'm an idiot, but I totally get it!
You guys like each other and it shows. What fun it is to "play" with your buddys eh? Nice going fellas. Good energy. Royal - Littleton Falls Settler Village.
Haha love how you guys put this together. Very creative! You had my attention and now you have my love. Hope to see ya'll in the top 15!!!
The differentiator concept video is a very difficult one to pull off because everything has been done before.
I love the idea of this show! it s so different and new for Canadian tv! I love the small group of you doing the cast of members (I especially like the fellow KI) It just looks so clever and exciting! Im actually really looking forward to if you guys make it, in which im rooting for you the entire way!
Okay. I officially like the show idea. When they first said, it was a sketch comedy. I was thinking, "Not another one!" But then when they said, there's no limit. For how long the sketches can be. I started liking the idea.
By far my top pick for this competition. I cannot stress enough to my friends on how much I love this group of guys, very different from the rest of the other groups and I love the dark and original content. Talented group! I really hope this gets on TV!
Excellent! This is the tv show I am rooting for! I love the originality and differentiation from others, and the dark comedy is hysterical. The concept of all the sketches blending in together is very creative and totally sets you guys aside from many other sketch-comedy based shows! Ya'll should be as well known as monty python. Good luck!!
This may be redundant, but I've been watching more of your videos pitching your premise and I still fail to see how this is different than a show like Mr. Show. However, I've been enjoying what you've posted so far and the world could always use a new Mr. Show. Could be a great replacement. I would definitely watch this.
The show would be great for Vancouver and having young talent be the creative source and executors will give it a tone that isn't filtered through a ton of grey hairs.
This is a really interesting concept of combining sketch com with a sitcom, really excited to see what you do going forward. Also hooray for the new references!
I haven't a solid concept for a sketch comedy show in a while. I like the idea of the interweaving sketches and full plots into different episodes.
I liked it, lots of info given and like the lunch table discussion, good stuff , keep it up
wowee the cast is very funny and the show is very original. love the concept and style and the tone. my favourite by far. good luck and thanks for the rose tip
I love the risks being taken here and I'm intrigued. I just wonder if it's too weird for CBC. Seems like it might fit in an Adult Swim environment or late night on the Comedy Network. But who knows? Canada is weird and HumanTown might fit right in.
For anyone not following HumanTown on facebook, they have a new video which they haven't posted here or on Twitter yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAmHRo5JqnM
I'm guessing they either got stuck in a time loop or just passed out after they finished editing. Both equally likely possibilities...
I enjoyed this; it was a solid blend of explaining the premise of the show while demonstrating what it can be. I liked the way it went, and I hope you can produce more stuff of this quality!
The amount of variety in just the few videos shows awesome promise. The reverse-DnD thing was priceless. That kind of originality will keep this thing great. Just try to steer clear of ridiculous for ridiculousness' sake. Absurd humour is boring.
I'm a bit confused ... was this an example of a typical show, or an explanation of the many directions a show could go? I did find the flow of the piece rather erratic but there were a lot of funny elements woven in.
I think this is just the HumanTown team talking to us. It doesn't seem like this would be any part of the actual show.
This is great!
Definitely comedy on the edge. It's risky, and will be tough to sell to a broad audience, but the film makers seem up to the task. Good comedy, and definitely not what I expected.
Like the concept a lot. Glad there's no studio audience. One of the most unique projects on here. I'd like to see more of your sketch premises because so far they've been hit and miss.
Like the look of it, seems pretty good and liked the twist ending of the video there... Good luck moving on!
Amongst all the projects I feel like yours is definitely the most original idea. Definitely routing for you guys besides our project! Best of luck! - SHIRTS
Like the twist on D&D, and the linked story lines. Looking forward to seeing more.
You guys are really accessible to a really broad audience. You don't get stuck in just being cool or nerdy or goofy or weird. You can do them all but still welcome everyone into your world.
Love love LOVE this project. Hope they win it all. So funny, and so original. Go Humantown, you guys rock!
the storyline was a little complicated at first, but it all looked pretty good and smooth after mission 3
I really like this video, and I really like you guys. I don't think there is another competitor that makes me laugh as consistently as you do. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I hope you guys get into the final round, and that I also get there, so that we can all high five together and get our shows made. I'm rooting for you, keep up the awesome work
This video answered why you are different from other shows. To me it's like Mr.show or Kids in the Hall with a wider cast and character range. I think this show will be great for any aspiring canadian actors looking to get their face out there and show some range. Sketch comedy works so well on the internet what with the copying and the pasting of the youtubes and all that. If CBC, a basic cable channel wants new content to make them more relevant, then this is it.
Yummmmm!!! That was good! Can't wait to see your episodes. You guys are great actors and I like that you bring tons of other actors in to work with you. You forgot to mention all the different coloured characters. Really like that blue Ork and of course the SPIDER CAKE!
I like the idea for this show. You pulled me in with your first video with intro to concept. I wonder how the flexible format of some episodes being made up of multiple sketches and others consisting of one long narrative will sit with your audience. Will it draw them in and keep them interested or leave them frustrated and confused. Curious to see if you'll get the chance to find out.
Sad to see the talent attack the boom operator. Monster or not he should know to go for the director. Looking forward to visiting Human Town in the future!
These videos keep getting better as you guys get impossibly MORE creative. The tone of the humor is consistent and hilarious, this one-take is really fantastic to watch and well-executed. I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next. You're all also very attractive.
As much as I am really intrigued by the premis I still can't shake the feeling that this show isn't really suited for television. The board game loving nerd inside of me gets excited about the idea though the realist who runs the show is kind of sceptical.
Hey guys, love the videos, great work!!! Good luck!!!
really enjoy your videos. Looking forward to seeing more I also really like you guys arent confined to just one concept
I think you guys have a great concept. I really like type of idea! I thought the feeding the monster was particularly funny in this video. However, I am a little bit confused still as to where the series would go and what to expect, it sounded solid in the trailer but since then I have been less and less sure of what to expect and what this show would actually look like.
Beautiful single shot! If you can pull that off and make 1:30 feel like 30 seconds, I'm sold. It's an ambitious, funny show that breaks the mold and you guys are just the ones to pull it off. Good work!
love it, very ambitious to link sketches into one greater whole! Who else has pulled it off on tv besides Mr Show? Hoping we can get good Canadian Sketch back on the air, best of luck!
I love how you guys are talking about what you're going to do with your project, but that's just what frames the video. I also really like how you include the crew in the video, especially the boom mic. It's probably not a Dolemite reference, but I'm still going to take it as one.
HumanTown is such a brilliant concept! I like how your free form story structure makes the show totally unpredictable and incredibly entertaining to watch. On.the.edge.of.my.computer.desk.chair.dudes.
You guys are hilarious :D This vid reminds me of Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Haha, once again super welll-done. I would definitely look forward to tuning in regularly to HumanTown.
I love that you're not shying away from swear-bombs, because that's my hot jam.
(Also, totally random but I think I've served you dudes tequila shots before!)
Best of luck!
Loved the original trailer you guys put up, and continue to enjoy the videos each week. Hope you guys make the top 50!
Awesome as usual gentlemen!! Great concept that the world should get to know.
Bard on the Beach meets Kids in the Hall - mistaken identity, betrayal, and everyone dies in the end, well done boys.
Could it be any funnier? I don't think so, I think it could be almost funnier, you know what would put it over the top is a cameo by Christian Bale.
One of our lighting guy's used to work with Mr Bale. It didn't work out...
Big challenge will be to maintain the energy level and the newness of the sketches...Going to require a writer or group of writers with a bottomless pit of creativity and madness!!! Good luck in the Comedy Coup process!! Can't wait to see what's next!!
very well done, interesting and funny. I hope to see more from you in the future. Good luck with the competition
I would have liked to see a bit more human interaction. each scene brought something to the table but not enough. Maybe adding some better scene cuts would do the trick.
Good concept that's different than other sketch shows. I know there's a show that just wrapped in Winnipeg called Sunnyside with a similar premise. Sketches all taking place in one town. We'll see what happens with them but you guys seem funny, competent enough to pull this off.
Fun stuff. Kinda reminds me of League of gentlemen in a good way
You guys seem to have the knowledge,skills and imagination to execute this thing. Looking forward to watching you move forward regardless of this competition. Keep it up!!!!
ohhh who's the older gentleman that has dhat little cameo in your video. Id pinch de bum right off that I would. he has some smooth sexy voice he does
I generally prefer a show that has some sort of structure to it so the tying in of sketch comedy in one town sounds like it could do the trick.
All indicative of the tone, style, and writing ability of the creators. A good video, and I think this show could go the distance with the help of a good set of producers. Key & Peele is a good analogue. No set length, recurring characters, situational, etc. I like the persistent universe idea.
cool idea! I like that it was all shot in one take, lots of energy and information conveyed in 90 seconds
Very smooth, tight one-shot. It's good to know I'm not the only one who makes rose like that...
I'm enjoying the contrast from Daniel's Bard work- since he's still Sebastien/Ferdinand/Demetrius in my head, it adds a certain "bonus feature" layer to these videos
Lots of energy and surprises from these video's. I like the concept and the lawlessness with which you go about your story telling.
Your team name has been mentioned a few times on our wall..so I thought I'd pass along the good feedback! We want to see more of you guys. Sketch4eva! (charlie and yoni)
Funny stuff, guys!
I like it. good job.
Not the strongest video I've seen this week, but still good.
The spider cake looked really good! Sounds like a good show. Needs more story and less explanation.
I thought I had a better understanding of your show idea last video, but now I feel confused . It seems like lots of ideas and options and so in that way it is different . Maybe, if I saw a longer clip I would understand the concept better.
I really love your idea of creating a whole city of overlapping characters and stories to explore, and all three of your videos so far have made me laugh. But (however prudish this might sound), I find some of the swearing out of character with the rest of the silliness of the show... it's almost too aggressive and sometimes seems like it's just there to be intentionally edgy. I have no problem with a good old fashioned cuss, but to me it just seems out of place. Otherwise: smart scripts and great production values. I'm cheering for my boyfriend to win with his Roll for Damage series, but if anyone has to beat him, I would be happy if it was you!
Every time I see Kane, he just makes me laugh. Does he suffer from handsomitis?
You guys have a super funny idea and I'd love to see a full episode. It's a refreshing take on sketch comedy :) I might be a little biased, but I'd love to see you guys and Heir Heads in the top five! Go Sfu alumni!
I love these guys - very funny, very professional. Can't wait to see what they're going to do next !
Nice work! Seems like you got it together HumanTown. I've always been a big fan of "sketch comedy", but this video tells me you understand that unexpected twists & the element of surprise are what keeps audiences laughing. Can't wait for more!
I felt like you already explained all of this stuff in your other videos. Your show is definitely different but in terms of your other two videos, I didn't see why this one would be the differentiator. Still very well produced and your enthusiasm is fun to watch.
Sounds like you've done your homework. Pretty zany stuff, liked that you fed the audience who turned out to be a monster! I'll watch and see.
hahaha, i really enjoy all your videos so far, good concept, good execution; great job !
i have to say that i have a love and hate feeling towards this project; i love the creativity of the project and the skills and mind behind it, but i am afraid of this complicated concept is going to be end up like many series out there that couldn't really bring an reasonable ending cuz the plot is too crazily complicated
Oh don't worry Tracy, we genuinely, actually do have it written and planned out. We're excited to show more. Glad you like the creativity, skills and minds!
Easter egg at the end was excellent! As was the entire video, ya'll should win!
Thoroughly thought-out concept!
Definitely one of my front runners. Look forward to seeing what tidbits you share next.
This group continues to intrigue me. I find I do not want the sketch to end they leave me wanting to see what more they will do creatively.
I enjoyed your mission three video. Personally I do prefer a show that has some sort of structure so I know what I'm getting myself into. Hopefully most of your sketches will link together (as you mentioned in your synopsis) as so the audience can continue to relate to the characters. Sketch comedies can be pretty confusing sometimes if they just jump around everywhere. Good luck with the competition!
you guys are onto something thats for sure !
good videos and very interesting concept
Awesome and amazing! You guys are the best. I can't wait to see the full 10 episodes. You have me laughing out loud from 2 minute long shorts! I’ll probably pass out from laughter.
Sketch comedy can be difficult to do right, but from what I've seen so far these guys are doing it right! Loved the video and I hope we get to see much more.
I noticed this was all done in one big take! It shows a lotta moxie. Looking forward to watching more of your vids guys. Definitely my personal fave. Love the big picture and your style of Humor
I'd like to mention that if you watch closely, at 1:06, I spit out a spider. Also as further evidence that we work with kids and actors of all ages. Check out this Halloween video we made: http://youtu.be/pocOATq2nvM
great way to get extra content out there, a few thumbs and its right up on the top under your video.
Great timing and writing! Well done!
Okay, I didn't see your project until a few days ago, and I have to say it's awesome. I am looking forward to seeing what you guys will bring to the table with Human Town. It is a very unique concept that I think will bring lots of fun and interesting characters and story lines.
This comment recognizes that everything was done in one take... and I admire that.
I think you did a good job in answering this week's challenge! Your pace kept me glued to the screen to make sure I didn't miss anything!
I am glad someone noticed, Yes indeed it was a ONER if you will. Thanks Sam. Arrest those Stoner Chem students for me
It's big and crazy and fun but also feels a bit unfocused.
Appreciate the straightforward video with a twist. I got a good sense of how creative this show could be, and like the smooth style you bring to the table. I'm still not confident I want or need another sketch show, but this has intrigued me enough to follow your progress further.
No reference to Mr. Show??
Ah, yes, one of the TV greats. And a similar premise with what we're trying to do as well. If there's another opportunity, we will totally mention Mr.Show. It deserves props for sure
Man you guys have some incredible energy and chemistry! I've watched all your videos and you seem to have a pretty solid idea of where you are going with your idea. Looking forward to seeing you guys move on to Week 4! Good luck!
I have been watching you guys since day one, and have been raving about you to everyone... but I don't know what it was about this last video that rubbed me the wrong way. Your concept is solid and exceptionally original, that is obvious... I guess what I'm saying is, try not to rave about how amazing your interweaving story lines are... it felt a little pompous... just keep doing what your doing, and we'll see your genius without you having to tell us your geniuses.
I always make sure to check out your videos. To be honest I thought you had a very specific focus for the show from the previous videos and then this video highlights how each show could be completely different and random each time from all shorts to a long plot as you mentioned. I think this leaves it a little too vague for me as to what it would actually look like. Maybe I like something a bit more predictable and that is something that would catch my attention more. You do seem like a funny bunch though..I'm gonna go make some rose now. :)
Wunderbar! I want humantown action figures.
you guys are the few ones actually answer the mission question, and you did a good job !
PS - Can I sign up for an audition now? I want a role. Please. Thank you.
i am not a sci-fi guy. I don't play d&d. Basically I would not assume that I would be someone who would want to watch this show BUT, you have my full undivided attention. Professional, funny, & articulate. Well done gents. Seriously... can't wait to watch it all.
As a colleague and former classmate, it's so awesome to see how well you guys are doing! As a competitor, it's so frustrating to see how well you guys are doing! I'm stoked on your videos every week and I know this show is going to go really far.
Great job yet again, Humansville!
Thanks Dylan! The Heir Heads mission this week kicks serious amount of ass! Love that it was actually the characters talking about themselves, not just a talking heads piece.
I feel like I'm being served a meaty dish full of delicious content; and spider cake! I can't believe I was the monster all along...
Kane's hat is so cute!
I'm totally sober(ish) and I like it!
way too smart and funny and brilliant to not already be on primetime. Go Billy!
I really like the idea of constant revolving door of actors and characters… variety is the spice of life
Always been a fan, always will be. My favourite part of the concept is the utter genius behind it. I am not worthy. Also, was that Paloma Kwiatkowski from Bates Motel on the TV screen?
Hey guys, I'm Rachel from "Table Scraps". I really like your concept: sketch show but always in the same fictitious town. Our concept is somewhat on the same level; sketch show but always in a restaurant. Keep up the great work! You really make me laugh every week. Hope you make it to the top 50! Cheers.
Fuckin love these guuuuyyyss. Side note, I hope to be a little Slesh Reshman urban achiever one day.
This is one of the projects that needs to carry on doing their thing whatever happens with this contest, cause this needs to be seen by a wider audience.
Y'all make me giggle... but I need more ORC!
ugh! you lost me at Rosé! but really your idea looks great, not like anything that is out there on TV right now. Keep up the good work and your unique flavour!
Another great video! And thanks for addressing my concerns about not needing another sketch show! I'm on board!
Nice work getting all that info out in 90 seconds!!
Loved it. Best part was that you made us into a monster. Thank you.
Cake looks delicious!
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