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Phoning It In

You can never really go back home, except when you have to because you're broke and home is Welland.

Toronto, ON
6.32 (72)

Week #1 Show Teaser Phoning It In

What if you had to go back home? Phoning It In is a work and life-place comedy about two siblings who gave it their all in the big city, and their all wasn't good enough. They've had to swallow their pride and come crawling back to their small hometown of Welland, Ontario with their tails between their legs. Now they're back applying to work in the same call centre they left after high school.

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Failure is not an option. But that won't stop brother and sister Josh and Alice Tanguay's careers from complete and utter collapse. They have to crawl back home with their tails betwixt their legs, lick their wounds and that's pretty much all that they can do really. The year is 2008, a heady time for unemployment or sucking it up and taking whatever life-saver job you can get. No big city, no big career, no big circle of trendy hipster friends, just a douchy stoner boss they knew from high school, Mr. Kevin Corkum (Kevo to his bros). We're dealing with the real world here people, and mining the comedy of mediocrity. When it's between "Go big or Go home", these two “choose” to go home.


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Brie Watson

Showrunner, Marketing / Social

Brie Watson is a comedy writer and performer living in a metaphorical shoebox in Toronto. A graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program and Humber College's Comedy Writing & Performance program, she performs stand-up, improv and sketch comedy all over the city and blogs about it at clowncollegeconfessions.com. Brie was born and raised in Welland, ON and loves canal.

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Dan Dingwall

Talent, Composer

Dan Dingwall is a comedy writer and short filmmaker from the Toronto area. Dan's a graduate of the EFI Professional Acting Program and the Second City improv Program. Dan has a passion for music. He's a polished drummer featured in such local Toronto bands as Claw, Fabo and The Devilles, and the David Cotten project.

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Nicolas Watson

Writer, Director

Nick Watson rocked out a couple of high school sketch movies which gave him a taste for writing. He followed that up with a degree in English and Film where he helped write and produce an on campus soap opera, and fourth year short film. Since Uni, he's been working in the financial sector, visiting pubs and had a family. So I guess he can chalk that up to research.

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    John W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Call centers are big in Welland, so this project highlights a major employment opportunity as well as other benefits of Welland, as well as focusing on certain individuals.
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    Catherine M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very funny, and very fresh concept!
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    Marina S.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Adam C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great Job Brie!
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    Dina S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hahaha! Awesome.
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    Kathryn W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Fantastic! So funny
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    Martha S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it!!!
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    Gillian E.
    posted 10 years ago

    I want to see more of this!
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    Josh S.
    posted 10 years ago

    LOL "we have a bridge!" LUVVVVVVVS iT!!!!! Thanks for always using #TheSUEinYOU
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    Tracy R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Looks really funny guys. Can't wait to see more.
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