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Fruit Farm

Coming of age tale of young boy's adventures and misadventures on his immigrant parents' fruit farm.

Niagara-on-the-lake, ON
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7.53 (493)

Week #1 Show Teaser Fruit Farm

Fruit Farm would be a ½ hour locational sitcom based on the stand up comedy of Joe Pillitteri. Joe’s entire upbringing was a series of adventures and misadventures with a foul mouthed Italian immigrant father and an overly religious Scottish immigrant mother. Fruit Farm takes a wry look at both past and present in the life of Joe and his family growing up on a farm in the heart of Niagara.

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Synopsis

Joe grows up with two sisters as the son of a hard working and crude Italian father and an overly religious Scottish mother. Every summer he works 90 hours a week on his father's farm with coworkers from all over the world. There is hilarity in what happens on the farm (negotiating wage increases with a base rate of $2.00 / hr, dealing with Italians trying to steal from the farm, being in charge of pesticides as a boy). There is conflict between a dad who expects Joe to work all the time and a mom that would like him to go to church more often. When girls become interested in Joe he is torn between wanting to date and having to work. 10000 audience members agree: Fruit Farm is hilarious

Team

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Joseph Pillitteri

Writer, Talent

Have performed extensively as a stand up comedian donating 100% of my earnings ($250,000+) to charity, earning him the honour of being N-O-T-L's 2014 Citizen of the Year. Every character being proposed in the concept has been fleshed out extensively in his act. Stand up has been a proven testing ground for the quality of the material being proposed in "Fruit Farm".

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Vickie Fagan

Producer, Writer

Vickie Fagan/ Owner Fagan Media Group
Vickie Fagan is an award winning producer, director, writer and filmmaker, specializing in arts related programming. She founded Fagan Media Group in the fall of 2010. Vickie’s television background includes over fifteen years with Chum Television, where she worked as a producer of documentaries, short films and series television.

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Joel Goldberg

Director, Producer

Joel Goldberg is an Award winning Producer/Director of television shows, and series, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and web content.
His comedy experience includes three years of the CBC comedy series "Comics", The Bravo documentary series "Way Off Broadway" and the hidden camera series "Giving you the Business". More info: www.joelgoldbergproductions.com

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (137)

  • Sheldon's Photo

    Sheldon O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny stuff,the old guys is great, F%$K You
  • Jean Michele's Photo

    Jean Michele V.
    posted 2 years ago

    HILARIOUS!!!!!! I am still laughing!!!
  • Tam's Photo

    Tam s.
    posted 2 years ago

    Brilliant!
  • Aana's Photo

    Aana S.
    posted 2 years ago

    There is some super funny stuff going on here! Love the concept! Not a big fan of all the self-promotion, but, I guess you do what you feel you have to do. Good luck
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    Stephen S.
    posted 2 years ago

    this is hilarious! go Fruit Farm! woooo
  • Sandra's Photo

    Sandra B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny and sweet!! Fruit farm reminds me of my youth!!
  • James's Photo

    James M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Excellent show idea. Seems like a good program that could go in a lot of ways each episode. Good luck Fruit Farm.
  • Owen's Photo

    Owen L.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks amazing!!
  • anthony's Photo

    anthony l.
    posted 2 years ago

    Brilliant project!
  • Amy's Photo

    Amy D.
    posted 2 years ago

    love it joe keep up the great work
  • Evan's Photo

    Evan M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious
  • Zachary Marc's Photo

    Zachary Marc S.
    posted 2 years ago

    GO FRUIT FARM GO
  • hailey's Photo

    hailey g.
    posted 2 years ago

    hilarious!
  • John's Photo

    John R.
    posted 2 years ago

    You have a lot of community support and from that fan votes, which could advance you through. Not sure that I am feeling the "funny" Where is the HYPE about your media event?
  • Ryan's Photo

    Ryan G.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is gonna be amazing! Such a funny comedian!
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew B.
    posted 2 years ago

    You had me at "farm". If CBC lost Hockey in Canada, this would be the only thing I would watch... woops.
  • Natalie's Photo

    Natalie O.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny stuff!
  • Paul's Photo

    Paul R.
    posted 2 years ago

    well shot/cut (pro's at the helm no doubt) FUNNY, with a heart, and a brain to match...I cant tell you how upsetting it would be for this not to get picked up.
    Quality!
  • Daniela's Photo

    Daniela M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Absolutely amazing!!! Great job
  • Heather's Photo

    Heather H.
    posted 2 years ago

    I think Fruit Farm is hilarious!
  • Johnny's Photo

    Johnny P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Looks awesome, like the small town appeal.
  • Jimmy's Photo

    Jimmy P.
    posted 2 years ago

    love it
  • brian's Photo

    brian l.
    posted 2 years ago

    awesome
  • Rob's Photo

    Rob S.
    posted 2 years ago

    love it. looks really funny!
  • Margaret's Photo

    Margaret K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love this!!!
  • steven's Photo

    steven w.
    posted 2 years ago

    Such great stuff!
  • Caroline's Photo

    Caroline M.
    posted 2 years ago

    LOVED this project.
  • Lisa's Photo

    Lisa M.
    posted 2 years ago

    I think Fruit Farm is a fun unique look at Canada. Something I would watch for sure.
  • Janice's Photo

    Janice T.
    posted 2 years ago

    This show is a perfect illustration of life in a rural setting, surrounded by a driven, hard working family. A joy to watch and REALLY funny!
  • rachael's Photo

    rachael g.
    posted 2 years ago

    "I grew up believing that a cocksucker was an insect!" Hilarious! :)
  • Denis's Photo

    Denis F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Reminds me of all the pesticides our family was spraying on the lawn and garden. True to the times!
  • Bobby's Photo

    Bobby A.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks like it'd be really great! I grew up on a farm too. NOTL deserves a show. Would make a great setting.
  • Katherine's Photo

    Katherine G.
    posted 2 years ago

    So funny! I love it
  • Jessica's Photo

    Jessica P.
    posted 2 years ago

    AWESOME!!!
  • Kari's Photo

    Kari D.
    posted 2 years ago

    I love this guy. I've seen his live shows and always leave with a stitch in my side from laughing.
  • todd's Photo

    todd c.
    posted 2 years ago

    Joe is the best!
  • Lillo's Photo

    Lillo P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious! Awesome! The show touches on so many fond memories evoking a wonderful blend of family and comedy! A real masterpiece!
  • Carl's Photo

    Carl G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious - Can't wait to see what Joe comes up with next.
  • Gregory's Photo

    Gregory D.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great potential to be a winner!!
  • James's Photo

    James B.
    posted 2 years ago

    So many impersonations. Just hilarious!!!
  • AJ's Photo

    AJ H.
    posted 2 years ago

    funniest guy I know
  • Lauri's Photo

    Lauri S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Family, community, Canadian culture. Funny, somewhat ludicrous, but not stupid.
  • Jennifer's Photo

    Jennifer C.
    posted 2 years ago

    HILARIOUS!! We were in stitches!!!
  • Danielle's Photo

    Danielle G.
    posted 2 years ago

    so funny
  • Taben's Photo

    Taben H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious!!
  • Karrie's Photo

    Karrie P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Amazing.
  • Chlo's Photo

    Chlo R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Amazing idea!!!
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew L.
    posted 2 years ago

    I certainly has a style. I think it might be stronger with a different actor as that Father. It seems like stand up shoehorned into a tv show.
  • Jack's Photo

    Jack F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great show!
  • Breanne's Photo

    Breanne F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Awesome!!
  • Milan's Photo

    Milan M.
    posted 2 years ago

    excellent job
  • Blazenka's Photo

    Blazenka M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Awesome!!!! Great job
  • paula's Photo

    paula p.
    posted 2 years ago

    Da besta!!!!
  • Elyse's Photo

    Elyse G.
    posted 2 years ago

    Sweet
  • Anna's Photo

    Anna S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Amazing hilarious work !! I love it !
  • Neill's Photo

    Neill S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Love it... More please!!
  • Blair's Photo

    Blair V.
    posted 2 years ago

    Highly comical.
  • Karen's Photo

    Karen S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious!
  • Marcia's Photo

    Marcia P.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is the winner!!!
  • Bogdan's Photo

    Bogdan N.
    posted 2 years ago

    I like the team and, since this was so brief, I researched on the Internet and found their websites! As I said before, I know all your youtube videos already and now it's nice to have met your team, too!
    Keep up the good work!
  • Rory's Photo

    Rory E.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great stuff joe, can't wait to see how this all turns out.
  • Wes's Photo

    Wes L.
    posted 2 years ago

    As a fifth generation grape farmer I can totally relate to this! The potential for plot lines is endless...
  • Belinda's Photo

    Belinda R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great teaser ... Will definitely be watching for what you do next!
  • Don's Photo

    Don K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny cuz it's true
  • Vanessa's Photo

    Vanessa P.
    posted 2 years ago

    This would be an awesome regular sitcom! The concept is just great and one that many Canadians can relate to. We have all worked on a farm or have families in the business. Also Niagara's scenery has so much to offer the viewers. Great idea, love it!
  • Ann's Photo

    Ann C.
    posted 2 years ago

    LOVE this series idea! Hilarious!
  • Sue-Ann's Photo

    Sue-Ann S.
    posted 2 years ago

    1:34 - LOVED the expression.
  • Marilyn's Photo

    Marilyn M.
    posted 2 years ago

    You just can't make this stuff up! There is nothing funnier than the truth. Loved it!
  • Hannah's Photo

    Hannah M.
    posted 3 years ago

    strong team.... but i dont see it to be a 22 mins series
  • Dianne's Photo

    Dianne B.
    posted 3 years ago

    Shocked at the profanity
  • Jedediah's Photo

    Jedediah B.
    posted 3 years ago

    I want to watch this show forever.
  • Jean's Photo

    Jean B.
    posted 3 years ago

    Entering in the fine tradition of Canadian resource exploitation. If ya can't link em farm em.
  • Jayshree's Photo

    Jayshree P.
    posted 3 years ago

    What is so funny about it? So much swearing. Can't believe they are participating in CBC ComedyCoup.
  • Olivia's Photo

    Olivia P.
    posted 3 years ago

    Love it!
  • Wayne's Photo

    Wayne J.
    posted 3 years ago

    turned it off after the second cock sucker, dudes my kids might watch this.
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew M.
    posted 3 years ago

    Awesome! Best of the bunch!
  • daniela's Photo

    daniela n.
    posted 3 years ago

    Great!
  • Bob's Photo

    Bob S.
    posted 3 years ago

    that's funny!
  • Rux's Photo

    Rux N.
    posted 3 years ago

    Always funny! xD
  • Rachel's Photo

    Rachel S.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious!
  • Maria's Photo

    Maria P.
    posted 3 years ago

    I want to see where else Joe will take us.
  • Marlene's Photo

    Marlene H.
    posted 3 years ago

    My uncles and my father in law were fruit farmers in Niagara and they all stirred the chemicals with their arm!!! What?? They couldn't find a stick on the farm?? You are so funny! Love all of your videos!
  • Kim's Photo

    Kim R.
    posted 3 years ago

    LOVE IT!!
  • Anne's Photo

    Anne C.
    posted 3 years ago

    Fabulous!!!
  • Art's Photo

    Art g.
    posted 3 years ago

    not relatable enough. stand up is decent though
  • Janice's Photo

    Janice S.
    posted 3 years ago

    great idea!
  • Ariel's Photo

    Ariel P.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funniest farm life ever. :)
  • Bill's Photo

    Bill P.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe.....totally hilarious !
  • Jen's Photo

    Jen R.
    posted 3 years ago

    Love it!! Hits home:)
  • Mylene's Photo

    Mylene S.
    posted 3 years ago

    love this
  • Sandy's Photo

    Sandy K.
    posted 3 years ago

    Love it!!!
  • Christine's Photo

    Christine M.
    posted 3 years ago

    It's going to be hugely successful! Joe you are hilarious and people will love this subject.....and you!
  • GAYE's Photo

    GAYE F.
    posted 3 years ago

    My mother told me that she used DDT to get rid of bedbugs when she was pregnant with me!!!!! that must be why I can never remember things.
    My mother told me that she used DDT to get rid of bedbugs when she was pregnant with me!!!!! that must be why I can never remember things.
    My mother told me that she used DDT to get rid of bedbugs when she was pregnant with me!!!!! that must be why I can never remember things.
  • Helen's Photo

    Helen M.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funny but a bit of a stand up act
  • Mark's Photo

    Mark K.
    posted 3 years ago

    I will renounce my citizenship and ban the CBC from all devices within a 10 metre radius of my person if this does not get picked up.
  • MOLLY's Photo

    MOLLY H.
    posted 3 years ago

    Awesome!
  • Danny's Photo

    Danny O.
    posted 3 years ago

    I want more!!!
  • Janice's Photo

    Janice S.
    posted 3 years ago

    Awesome, we have seen the show live several times, laugh your butt off
  • Ken's Photo

    Ken S.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious. Most people will find this a gas especially since everyone is so petrified about the food they eat
  • Steve's Photo

    Steve S.
    posted 3 years ago

    HILARIOUS!!!!
  • Jimmy's Photo

    Jimmy C.
    posted 3 years ago

    Looks great! This is probably the best teaser I've seen yet!
  • Eileen's Photo

    Eileen P.
    posted 3 years ago

    The Best!!!!
  • Peter's Photo

    Peter G.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe is a genius.
    His comedy is natural and genuine and he has been the funniest kid in the room since before he could talk. Throw in his hilarious family experiences and BOOM that is gold, Jerry...
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    Chynna F.
    posted 3 years ago

    He can put on a great show that will have you laughing and talking about it the next day!!
  • Dorian's Photo

    Dorian A.
    posted 3 years ago

    LOVE it. Such a hilarious perspective in a world so concerned with organics and political correctness! Delivery is awesome too - great voice.
  • Bre's Photo

    Bre S.
    posted 3 years ago

    Absolutely hilarious!
  • Diane's Photo

    Diane d.
    posted 3 years ago

    excellent comedy. top vote for me.
  • Paul's Photo

    Paul D.
    posted 3 years ago

    Great! I hope there's more coming!
  • Andy's Photo

    Andy B.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funny stuff!
  • Mike's Photo

    Mike P.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious!
  • emily's Photo

    emily l.
    posted 3 years ago

    Didnt see the funny part of the story :( kinda feel bad for the boy...
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian S.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe is one of the funniest guys I know.. But more importantly a heck of a nice guy!!
  • Cathy's Photo

    Cathy B.
    posted 3 years ago

    I have seen his show many times, totally hilarious
  • maria's Photo

    maria s.
    posted 3 years ago

    When Joe performs I laugh so hard my gut hurts.
  • Gary's Photo

    Gary F.
    posted 3 years ago

    Halarious!
  • Jodie's Photo

    Jodie B.
    posted 3 years ago

    hahaha too funny!
  • Colleen's Photo

    Colleen O.
    posted 3 years ago

    So funny, loved it
  • Janice's Photo

    Janice A.
    posted 3 years ago

    Fuuny! Crazy agriculture life in Niagara.
  • Julie's Photo

    Julie v.
    posted 3 years ago

    so true - very funny
  • Neil's Photo

    Neil V.
    posted 3 years ago

    Laughed through the entire teaser! Can't wait to see more.
  • Lisa's Photo

    Lisa L.
    posted 3 years ago

    Awesome
  • Amanda's Photo

    Amanda R.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious! I hope to see more of this for sure!!!
  • Charlie's Photo

    Charlie C.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe is the funniest man alive! He has so many real experiences that can relate to a wide audience! His show would be a huge hit.
  • Genevieve's Photo

    Genevieve R.
    posted 3 years ago

    Very funny and a show teaser that rings true about two unique Niagara individuals! Looking forward to more!!
  • Shauna's Photo

    Shauna W.
    posted 3 years ago

    Extremely funny!
  • Michelle's Photo

    Michelle H.
    posted 3 years ago

    That was seriously funny!
  • Del's Photo

    Del R.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe is awesome. This is just a teaser for the audience. So many stories and I want to see more of them....
  • Wade's Photo

    Wade D.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funny, funny man.
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    theresa w.
    posted 3 years ago

    Joe Cracks me up!! love it!! Fruit Farm deserves to win!
  • Ann's Photo

    Ann H.
    posted 3 years ago

    That was hilarious! I can barely type I'm laughing so hard.
  • Rob's Photo

    Rob W.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funny stuff!!!!!
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor B.
    posted 3 years ago

    Funny story. Doesn't show much of what the series is going to be, but there's some promise here.
  • Stephanie's Photo

    Stephanie F.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilariously awesome!!
  • Jo's Photo

    Jo B.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious! Earthy and fun.
  • Bonnie's Photo

    Bonnie G.
    posted 3 years ago

    One of the funniest segments I have ever heard. Still laughing over here!!!
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    jay v.
    posted 3 years ago

    Down to earth humor, love this guy would go to every show
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    Kimberley J.
    posted 3 years ago

    Hilarious!!!!
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