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The Troupe

The misfits of a small-city comedy troupe struggle to dream and survive in the middle of nowhere.

Saskatoon, SK
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7.07 (160)

Week #1 Show Teaser The Troupe

THE TROUPE: a half hour sketch comedy/sitcom hybrid that takes us behind-the-scenes with a sketch comedy troupe in the Canadian prairies.

Our pilot episode: "The Contest.” The Troupe vies to win an internet-based comedy competition to have their shot at fame, fortune, and validation.

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Synopsis

THE TROUPE: a half hour sketch comedy/sitcom hybrid that takes us behind-the-scenes with a sketch comedy troupe in the Canadian prairies.

"When do you give up on a dream?" "What should I do with my life?" We follow the members of the Troupe as they grapple with questions of career, money, family, love and approaching (and surpassing) 30—in their lives and in their sketches about their lives. We follow the sketches from pitch, to workshopping, to development and filming—and the comedians from triumph, to failure, to additional failure.

Our pilot episode: "The Contest.” The Troupe vies to win an internet-based comedy competition to have their shot at validation.

Team

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Brent McFarlane

Showrunner, Talent

Brent's plays have been at SPC Spring Fest and Manitoba Playwrights Colony; studied with Colleen Murphy, Staniewski, Raymon Montalbetti & Ae Ran Jeong, Second City Chicago, and Kevin McDonald. BFA in Acting (U of S); MFA in Writing (U of S, in progress). Most recently in Itamar Moses's Love/Stories and Brad's All the Dollar Bills, Brent works retail and loves his two cats.

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Brad Proudlove

Director of Photography, Editor

Brad has been working as a freelance Photographer, Filmmaker and Graphic Designer for over a decade. Most recently he wrote and directed the short film "All The Dollar Bills In My Hometown", starring Troupe member Brent McFarlane. When he's not behind some kind of camera you can usually find him playing Mr. Mom to his 5 year old daughter.

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Dakota Hebert

Talent, Marketing / Social

Dakota spent years of her life a closeted thespian, but came out in junior high, much to her naturally-athletic family's disbelief. After being the first aboriginal student accepted into Globe Theatre's 2012 Conservatory Program, she has since performed and worked all across Canada. You can see her on stage next at the Sask Native Theatre Co. as part of Nicimos.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (22)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 4 years ago

    Cats are funny, not a bad teaser
  • Janice's Photo

    Janice W.
    posted 4 years ago

    I have been to Saskatoon. Liked the first week video. Get off the couch.
  • Maureen's Photo

    Maureen H.
    posted 4 years ago

    Nice work
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    carly t.
    posted 4 years ago

    there was a lot of talking about ideas but nothing executed.
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    Wally F.
    posted 4 years ago

    No
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    Lisa I.
    posted 4 years ago

    Cymbalism. √
  • Matt's Photo

    Matt K.
    posted 4 years ago

    Great comedy. Love the characters!
  • Mark's Photo

    Mark M.
    posted 4 years ago

    #metametameta
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    Zondra R.
    posted 4 years ago

    These guys are not only comedic writers and performers but obviously a great team of actors that are ridiculously clever.... I need more Troupe in my life.
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    Berkley S.
    posted 4 years ago

    A real barrel of monkeys.
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    Stephanie F.
    posted 4 years ago

    Love the hashtag! Looking forward to viewing more from the Troupe.
  • Dez's Photo

    Dez L.
    posted 4 years ago

    I'm interested to see how the format is executed!
  • Alana's Photo

    Alana H.
    posted 4 years ago

    I love the humor and sarcasm! You guys are all easy to relate to and the skits are easy on the ears......keep it up!
  • Cody's Photo

    Cody H.
    posted 4 years ago

    Best!
  • Jules's Photo

    Jules M.
    posted 4 years ago

    Looks like the clear winner. Potentially.
  • Jason's Photo

    Jason J.
    posted 4 years ago

    Good luck!!
  • Trinity's Photo

    Trinity M.
    posted 4 years ago

    Very creative and funny! I'd watch these people any day.
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    tricia B.
    posted 4 years ago

    Great energy. One participant has a habit of looking at camera instead of staying in character. Concept is not as creative as some of the other groups.
  • Adam's Photo

    Adam P.
    posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback on my project! Hope y'all make it through.
  • DeeAnn's Photo

    DeeAnn M.
    posted 4 years ago

    So funny!!
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor C.
    posted 4 years ago

    Looks like fun!
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    Marquise B.
    posted 4 years ago

    The concept was interesting. I would like to see more to see where they will bring this idea.
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