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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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Week #3 The Differentiator The Troupe

The Troupe explains their Three Diffs: their original format, their meta-ness, and the City of Saskatoon (now with buses!).

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Delia B. 2  posted 5 years ago

This is really great- playful. Love that it seems to both be mocking and honouring Saskatoon. Go prairies go!

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Jules Crashes the Party

Jules Crashes the Party

Jules Mercier brings our opening #merceresquerant about format to a crashing halt. #Cymbalism!
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Jules Rides Again

Jules Rides Again

Here's Jules again, pitching that very same cymbal crash as the riotous end to a sketch! So meta! So many layers! Astounding!
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#winniewinniewinnie

#winniewinniewinnie

Danielle (as Kristelle), Brent (as Brent), Jules (as Jules) and Dakota (as Mary-Ellen), or perhaps as themselves (#meta! #somanylayers!) call Brad's cat #Milo using the "magic fingers/"#winniewinniewinnie" technique. (True fans will notice this is the first #TheTroupe video not to feature #Milo. #BringBackMilo!)
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The Differentiator!

The Differentiator!

Brent (as Brent/a homage to Bruce McCulloch's "Eradicator" character from Kids in the Hall) jumps out from behind a fence near SNTC/Studio 914 in the heart of Saskatoon's "sweet old fence" district, and shows off his sweet gams, one of the Troupe's many unmentioned/undermentioned differentiators.
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"I Think My Mighty Scream Was a Bit Off"

Brent as the Differentiator slinks back behind the fence, awaiting a second take. (Other future improvements: a balaclava rather than an actual executioner's mask. It did come with a plastic axe blade, though.)
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Comments (21)

  • Jay's Photo
    Jay R. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I love the punny-ness as well as your familiarity with each other. You have a natural comfort in front of the camera. Good Luck!

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    jason T. 0  posted 5 years ago

    this weeks video made me laugh it was really funny. too bad you didn't make it through to the next round. I hope the best for you guys and I love the idea.

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    Sheldon O. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I liked your week 3 entry as well, was good and funny, gives me the idea that you can put together some decent sketches

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    Neda M. 0  posted 5 years ago

    It was okay, I'm not sure about the character development through the series. Also, I think production needs some improvement. Some parts are a bit disturbing so not sure what demographic it's aimed towards.

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    Kurtis W. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Good luck during this week of voting. Keep up the solid word and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you guys do next

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    Brian G. 0  posted 5 years ago

    I have a hard time believing that this show has a lot of potential depth. It's good on the surface but I can't help but feel like there is still a lack of long term plan for how this show and is characters can evolve.

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    carly t. 0  posted 5 years ago

    you guys look natural in front of the camera but the week 3 video is still not telling me what this show will really be about. Keep working.

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    DeeAnn M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I like this for all the reasons!!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks and huzzah!

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    Scott B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Ah, Saskatoon. Definite comic potential in that city!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Right?! Thanks!

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    Delia B. 2  posted 5 years ago

    This is really great- playful. Love that it seems to both be mocking and honouring Saskatoon. Go prairies go!

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    Laura C. 0  posted 5 years ago

    So much potential in this city for playful and poignant comedy. ...that's alota "p's"
    :-)

    Still trying to figure out how to vote but once I do it'll be for you, and not just cuz some old friends are on the team.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Delia!

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    Court P. 2  posted 5 years ago

    It is wonderful to see such amazing talent coming from Saskatchewan! There are not many submissions in this competition from Saskatchewan.This one is very well done! Show the world what the prairies can do. :)

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Court!
    We sure hope we can get the chance!

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    Cyprus M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Good Luck Saskatoon!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Christina O. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Looks like you guys have a lot of fun in the making of your videos. I find that great as it doesn't seem so fake to the audience and they can get in on the jokes too. I'm still a bit unclear about your concept, is it just a bunch of sketches? I'm not too certain about the potential it has for a series, but it's great you guys are having fun doing it. Good luck guys!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Christina!
    Yes, the series centers around a sketch comedy group, and the trials and tribulations they face as individuals and as a collective. So sketches are a part of our concept, not the full idea. =)
    Again, thanks!

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    Catherine N. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Lulz

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    Matthew M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Love the nod to Kids in the Hall at the beginning.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks!

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    Lacy M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I wanted to vote for #thetroupe but it ended up being a full on contractual investment...giving blood now to earn votes.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Also, thanks a bunch!

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    Dakota H. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Lololol "giving blood now to earn votes".
    So much agreement. I sold a kidney already.

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    Kevin B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    I love the Cymbalism. Although, Not quite sure I follow how your TV show is going to work. But there's still many more missions to go. Best of luck!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks! Yes, we're hoping to convey more and more of our meta-ness throughout the missions. They aren't kidding when they call them "challenges"! Thank you for your input! Do you have a show submission, or a show you are related to? Thanks!

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    Beverly G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Good things come from Sask-catch-ewan! Good luck with your project 'catching on' and gaining more and more followers.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Clever! Love it! Many thanks!

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    Justin L. 1  posted 5 years ago

    #Youbintosaskatoon? Drove through a few times at night...The other Winnipeg. Followed and faved. - Shirts

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Lol The Other Winnipeg! Thanks for the follow and fave! I've been following and faving you guys from day one. Holla!

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    Mark M. 1  posted 5 years ago

    There definitely needs to be more Kids in the Hall references in the world - great job!

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you!

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    Aurora G. 1  posted 5 years ago

    One more reason to visit Saskatoon.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    You know! We're more than bridges and berries! <3

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