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North of Normal

Adventures and stories from Canada's Western Arctic, told by three aspiring sketch comedians.

Inuvik, NT
7.07 (304)

Week #1 Show Teaser North of Normal

North of Normal is a sketch comedy outlet created by the trio, Inuvik Comedy. Based in Canada's Western Arctic, these guys are coming out of the gate swinging! Our 90 second teaser went way over the limit so we have more of it on our Facebook page! Featuring sketches, songs, interaction with real people on the street and everywhere in between!

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From 40 below blizzard conditions in the winter, to a muggy plus-thirty with mosquitoes the size of dimes in summer; the north is truly a place where only the wildest survive. The meek are quickly shipped back south while the ones who flourish in the remoteness are awarded with stories for a lifetime.

Gathered around a laptop, midi-keyboard and endless supplies of munchies, the guys from Inuvik Comedy hatch a plan. To Present their lives and wildest ideas, through sketches and on-the-spot character interaction with real people in the north.

Armed with endless first-hand experiences and an unforgiving backdrop, these guys aren't playing around. Edgy, controversial and gut-bustingly real.


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Dez Loreen

Talent, Writer

I'm Inuvialuit, 31 years old. Father and husband. Been making short features and skits since high school, always wanted to work on a story about northerners living the real life here.
Did my time as a news reporter, spanning radio, print and television news. I enjoy writing and entertaining my friends. Founded Neverlow Studios in 2010 as a way to show off. It's been fun!

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Brendan Callahan

Talent, Writer

The story of Brendan is a humble one, but not one that should be taken lightly. He is a 23 year old Gwichin beneficiary living in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. He has always loved to make people laugh so this is an attempt to reach a larger audience. Plus he plays the guitar like a moderately talented guitar enthusiast.

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Brandon Larocque

Writer, Talent

I am a 22 year old Inuvialuit beneficiary living in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Comedy and writing have always played major roles in my life, from Saturday morning cartoons to failing miserably at poetry, I enjoy every part of it. I also do other stuff.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (51)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    i just didn't get it, was that flip, not getting it, if so u got it
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    Dez L.
    posted 10 years ago

    I want to thank everyone for getting us into this and into the top55!

    We had a great time and learned a lot.

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    Kate S.
    posted 10 years ago

    You guys are amazing! Keep up the good work! Inuvik celebs must be? :D
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    Dwayne D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Crazy funny!
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    Sue S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Good luck guys on the next stage of the contest!
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    Chett B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Part of the slow comedy revolution...
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    Judith M.
    posted 10 years ago

    lol ok then
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    aidan b.
    posted 10 years ago

    You seem to have a solid group of people. This looks like it could be fun. Good luck in the upcoming top 15 vote.
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    Trudy N.
    posted 10 years ago

    some good Delta comedy,keep it up, looking forward to seeing more.
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    rachael g.
    posted 10 years ago

    I like this idea!! So different!! Great writing!!! :)
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    Keri K.
    posted 10 years ago

    Want to hear more northern humour.
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    Pyper L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the title.
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    Ellen M.
    posted 10 years ago

    wasn't really impressed.
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    Ben R.
    posted 10 years ago

    This group has plenty of chemistry and a shared natural wit that's refreshingly unhammy. I'd like to see them use this advantage to craft some strong jokes and characters.
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    Bonnie M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great job guys! Love to get the perspective from the north - one we don't often get. Looking forward to seeing more videos.
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    Louise S.
    posted 10 years ago

    The trailer has funny moments but the show's premise is lost here.
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    Wyatt L.
    posted 10 years ago

    AS the only true northerners in the CC I wish you luck.
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    judy c.
    posted 10 years ago

    Lil scripted but you're right, you guys seem sincere. We need a voice from the north, the true north!
  • Jack's Photo

    Jack K.
    posted 10 years ago

    Wonderful and well thought out!
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    Forman H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Nice low key vibe, humour is understated, very refreshing.
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    Janice W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Jesus. why do puppets make me laugh?
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    Kevin S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Just finished watching your first 3 weeks. Week three was the best of them. The B&E with the game to keep them there gave me a chuckle. Everything is pretty slow paced and doesn't keep me watching. You tried though!
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    Vik M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I definitely think this project has some potential to win this competition. I wish your project all the best. Good Luck!
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    carly t.
    posted 10 years ago

    lacking a bit of production value but you guys look like your having fun
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    tricia B.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Diane D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love them guys, they so funny
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    Brown B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Good luck man!
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    Andrea K.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it, anxious to see more!! Got all my votes in this round, wasn't sure the first time but got them this time!!
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    Amy W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Creative and Funny!
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    Lance g.
    posted 10 years ago

    This comedy really works with me and I feel like it's a new spin on comedy. People will find it very interesting because it is from a place people know little of but enough to understand the humor. Congrats on the laughs guys!
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    Ali J.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love love love the idea of getting to see and know some of the vast north...the pace of the sketches is a little too brisk and some scoring would have helped the flow. Keep writing, wishing you luck :)
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    Maureen M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I liked the beginning but found it went a bit flat after they broke into the apartment. Would watch again
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    Ryland A.
    posted 10 years ago

    grew up with the guys, always tons of laugh when with them. looking forward to seeing all the hilarity!
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    Shana E.
    posted 10 years ago

    Awesome sauce! Keep it boys!
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    Curtis F.
    posted 10 years ago

    One of the fellas in this group was a good friend of mine when I lived in the arctic circle.

    I always enjoyed listening to the stories and jokes, and anything else he'd come up with. These skits are just a natural progression for his personality.
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    aRTLeSS b.
    posted 10 years ago

    So funny! Love these guys - NWT ambassadors of cool!
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    Tim T.
    posted 10 years ago

    I would watch this show! Very familiar backdrop yet exotic to my BC upbringing. Always wanted to visit there but now NWT could be in my living room on the TV.
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    Marc D.
    posted 10 years ago

    This is good stuff. You guys are great.
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    Caitlin W.
    posted 10 years ago

    I <3 Dez. lol
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    Jade E.
    posted 10 years ago

    My homies will prevail!!
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    Maru B.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Nigitstil N.
    posted 10 years ago

    North of Normal is clever and hilarious!
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    Ryan B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Keep it up boys! Lovin it!
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    Grayson G.
    posted 10 years ago

    I've been to Inuvik, it's one comical place, that's for sure! Good stuff.
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    Jenna K.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the clips guys, keep up the good work!
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    Marquise B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Seems like these guys have a lot of ideas for sketches that tends to be on the funny side. Would like to see what they come up with in the next missions.
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    Helen W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Guys, you are hilarious! I wish you the best of luck in what you are doing. Keep the laughs coming!
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    Camellia G.
    posted 10 years ago

    North of Normal, KEWL!
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    Dakota H.
    posted 10 years ago

    I was so excited to see a submission from the territories!
    Way ta be guys! Kudos for bein' #NorthOfNormal!
    Check out our profile, The Troupe, out of Saskatchewan!
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    Grace L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Awesome job
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    Linda W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing more from North of Normal!!
    The physical copy of the November 4 editiion has us on the front page, leading to the story they did for Nov 3.
    After we made the Top55, we were interviewed again by Meagan Wohlberg at the Northern Journal.
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    Meagan Wohlberg of Northern Journal did a story on us for October 20.
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    We were featured in an article on October 6 edition of the News North, Territorial newspaper for NWT.
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    At the 35 minute mark, we had a quick story about our group forming for the ComedyCoup accelerator!
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