Friday, July 26, 2013

Your Friends You Haven't Met Yet: Pony Ride

I'd like to introduce you to some friends you haven't met yet: Pony Ride aka Katie Smith, Jessica Spaw, and Alexa Green.

Let's get to know our new friends:

So how did you get starting making videos together?

The three of us all did improv at University of California Irvine (on the team Live Nude People *With Clothes On) together but parted ways once we graduated, it wasn't till a year later after moving each separately to LA, that we reunited and realized the best way to pursue comedy was to make our own content.

Awesome! What does your writing/editing process look like?

We have all studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and feel that has had a major influence on our writing. Sometimes we write individually, sometimes together, and other times we have a concept and beats but we improv a majority of the sketch. Improv has taught us to ask ourselves when writing "if this is true what else is..." and that can really take us anywhere, which is a lot of fun.

Who are your comedy heros?

We have A LOT of comedy heros since there are three of us the top being: Tina Fey. Amy Pohler, The Mighty Boosh, Ricky Gervias, Carol Bernett, Kristin Wiig, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Zach Galifianakis.

Find more Pony Ride  Facebook or  YouTube. Can't wait to see future awesome from Pony Ride!

(I would also like to take this opportunity to mention that former Wisecrack-mentioned comedian, Lauren Lapkus from The Money Kids is now on the best show ever, Orange is the New Black. I think we can extrapolate this data to mean that Pony Ride will have a Netflix Original Series in approximately two years.)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

If only this Daria movie were real...

The sad thing: The target audience of Plaza's new film has never heard of Daria.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Totally Biased Takes on Street Harassment

Okay- I don't know if this is some kind of karma-retention program after setting up the "Feminist vs Comedians" debate (which really revealed some undeniable cultural misogyny as previously mentioned) but W. Kamau Bell gets major props for this segment.

Awesome for a few reasons:

1) So often women fighting street harassment are portrayed as people who take things too seriously. He's setting the segments up so that the women are making/in on the joke and the guys who harass aren't.

2) It's for a Comedy Central audience: Mostly male 18-35 year olds (correction: it's on FX... but the same point holds true).

3) There's a cameo featuring Emily May from Hollaback! She's great.