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The Stuff of Things

The Stuff of Things is a documentary series that explores science, the natural world, 'n stuff...

Toronto, ON
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Week #1 Show Teaser The Stuff of Things

In this episode of The Stuff of Things, we highlight research warning us that dogs are slowing overtaking humanity as the dominant species on Earth. We ask, are dogs man's best friend? Or are they really man's best fiend?

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The Stuff of Things is more accurately a "mockumentary" series that uses the authoritative voice of a television documentary to play-out ridiculous comedic premises.

It's a long form parody sketch show that follows "experts" and "real people", exploring topics that they "really care about" from multiple angles. We pack in as many jokes as possible while making you feel like you might have actually learned something.

Whether it's silly, satirical, sardonic, or some other stuff, it will always be side-splittingly super cheap to produce!


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Aaron Hagey-MacKay

Producer, Writer

Aaron has been doing sketch comedy with the award winning troupe Jape for over 10 years. In 2012 they were nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and in 2013 they won Best of the Fest at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival. He is a satire contributor to CBC Radio's Day 6 and a writer/editor for TheBeaverton.com. He is also a Producer of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

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Ian MacIntyre

Writer, Producer

IAN MACINTYRE has written for Cartoon Network’s Grojband, George of the Jungle, and CBC's The Ron James Show. He is half of the sketch group Beggar's Canyon; a contributor to TheBeaverton.com; and a 4-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee (Sketch Troupe, Comedic Play). He's also performed with the Second City, the Bad Dog Theatre, the Sketchersons, and Approximately 3 Peters.

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Brian Crosby

Writer, Marketing / Social

A former staff writer for Air Farce and 22 Minutes, Brian now works as a digital strategist and content creator.

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Reviews (37)

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    Garner H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Science is awesome!
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    Betty C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Week 3; Continued excellence and very funny; well done, guys
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    diane n.
    posted 10 years ago

    One of my lowest ratings to date… mainly because of the idea of cars running on blood. !!!
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    John K.
    posted 10 years ago

    I love dogs!
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    Tim D.
    posted 10 years ago

    I want all the answers! This looks great. We need more straight man comedy!
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    Rebecca H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Stuff of things guys, I am very worried about the pesticide that is harmful to bees getting approved by our government. Do we need this stuff?
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    Dianne V.
    posted 10 years ago

    Liked the documentary style to the show but it was really slow. Got a few laughs but would really like to see more. Hope you make it to the next round.
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    Dale W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Not a lot of yuk-yuks in this clip, but the video is beautiful. Lovely colour. Interesting format. Too bad I don't get a sense of where the humour will happen.
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    Mathew H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great shots guys!
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    Kathleen C.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love it
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    Mary M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love this! And it would be a great fit on the CBC.
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    Taylor E.
    posted 10 years ago

    This looks really good.
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    Alison M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I like the concept a lot. And theres a lot of material. But can the format sustain?
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    Belinda R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Love the tongue & cheekness of this It Reminds me of this is that Keep it up
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    miles R.
    posted 10 years ago

    i think it'd be fun just seeing what new conspiracy theory you guys thought up each week
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    Madeleine W.
    posted 10 years ago

    So much fun! Can't wait to see more from this team. #AllOfTheLaughs
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    Jenn P.
    posted 10 years ago

    What the heck did I just watch?
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    Sally S.
    posted 10 years ago

    The world is full of stuff. And things. We need The Stuff of Things to help us learn what cannot be understood without knowing...or something like that.
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    Jennifer D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Lots of potential here; seems smart and could be really funny!
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    Maureen M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Brian does a great job as commentator - excellent voice for the task. Great set of shots and ideas. Gets the concept across. Walking the line well between reality and funny.
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    Dom M.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Scott W.
    posted 10 years ago

    More dogs please!
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    Brian T.
    posted 10 years ago

    I like the idea - but unfortunately I think it would be better as a segment of a larger sketch-comedy show. I like taking a funny or absurd concept and dragging it out with serious consideration, but I think it would be hard to watch beyond a one-off 22-minute special, especially as a weekly series.

    Keep making these, though, as I think it could excell as a web-based series, or like I said, as a cornerstone sketch for a larger sketch-comedy programme.
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    Greg M.
    posted 10 years ago

    excellent loved it
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    Liam M.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Chris H.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Emily M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Loved it! Clever and a good laugh! :)
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    Sam B.
    posted 10 years ago

    There's a bulldog on the cover sooo I'm in!
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    Sarah K.
    posted 10 years ago

    This was the first pitch that actually made me laugh - and it's a legitimately sustainable idea for a television series.

    Good luck - I hope you guys can go forward with it!
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    Bob J.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hilarious stuff! I liked this a lot and I think a weekly mockumentary could be a great fit for Canadian TV. Very well written. Brian L. be trollin', friends.
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    Brian L.
    posted 10 years ago

    "The Stuff Of Things". Not in my "Nature" to watch bad sketch comedy.
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    Gilles L.
    posted 10 years ago

    David Suzuki would be proud...or is that mortified?
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    Josh S.
    posted 10 years ago

    The Two Sues luv luv luv things & stuff & stuff & things!!! ur all a 10 in our eyes! #JustSUEit!!! u guys area awesome!
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    Jason D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Clever, silly, funny. Very well presented, and the topics are limitless. Great premise.
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    Piers R.
    posted 10 years ago

    I really like this format, and you had an excellent choice of first topic. Sold.
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    Kyla F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hah! I like this idea a lot.
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    Tracy R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Pretty great idea guys. Well executed and who doesn't love dogs in hats? And headphones? Also, this was kismet - I saw a Nature of Things show on dogs TONIGHT.
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