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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 #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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Jules M. 3  posted 5 years ago

There should be more comments here. I guess their premise is perfect...

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"Chest-First into a W**mart Cake"

Cast member Brent as Bents, wearing a panda bear head, in our "I Could Borrow that Panda Bear Head and Jump Chest-First into a W**mart Cake" sketch. (Based on true events.) As you can see, he has missed.
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Dakota, as

Dakota, as "Beard Dog"

This is Dakota, our cast member/social media-er extraordinaire, in her get-up as Troupe member Mary-Ellen as "Beard Dog Member with Bandana" in our "Beard Dogs" sketch. As Jules and Brent held the lights for this shot, we asked Brad, "What's it look like?" Brad's answer: "Rock n' roll."
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The Troupe Discusses Things

The Troupe Discusses Things

A still from our "The Troupe Discusses Things" sketch. Left to right, Jules Mercier as Jules, Dakota Hebert as Mary-Ellen, Brent McFarlane as Bents, Danielle Altrogge as Kristelle, Danielle Spilchen as Milaya, Jordan Svenkeson as Elwood, and Ed Mendez as Ed. DP Brad Proudlove and writer Joel Fonstad are also on set, as is Brad's cat, Milo.
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Green-Screenin' Like a Pro

Green-Screenin' Like a Pro

Left: team member and DP Brad stands in front of our clearly pro-level green screen. Right: Brent as Bents as "Zombie Health Inspector" from our "Zombie Health Inspector" sketch. Not shown: clipboard, brains. (He's also a werewolf, too.)
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Comments (8)

  • Sheldon's Photo
    Sheldon O. 0  posted 5 years ago

    The teaser was ok, cats can be funny and they were funny here

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  • Scott's Photo
    Scott B. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Those quick teaser clips look really interesting! Can't want to see the expanded version of those.

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    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Scott!
    You can check out The Beard Dogs here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6PHTBD-zAQ&list=UUt-fvoPnj0aryNqfcjH_gOg

    And Zombie Health Inspector here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp-PeCa1zrg&index=4&list=UUt-fvoPnj0aryNqfcjH_gOg

    And Wes Anderson here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmbulAmnRoA&index=8&list=UUt-fvoPnj0aryNqfcjH_gOg

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    Laurie J. 1  posted 5 years ago

    That wolf cop thing?

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    Dakota H. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Haha yes! We have a plethora of skits already concocted.
    If you would like to see the full skit, she is here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp-PeCa1zrg&index=4&list=UUt-fvoPnj0aryNqfcjH_gOg
    Zombie Health Inspector!

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    Lisa I. 2  posted 5 years ago

    lol beard dogs #relevant

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    Dakota's Photo
    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    If you're interested, you can check out the full skit here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6PHTBD-zAQ&list=UUt-fvoPnj0aryNqfcjH_gOg
    We had a lot of fun with The Beard Dogs.

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    Caitlin L. 1  posted 5 years ago

    Some funny parts, not so sure about the premise, but let's see what you do with it!

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    Dakota's Photo
    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Of course! Thanks for the feedback, Caitlin, and hopefully we can win ya over!

  • Jules's Photo
    Jules M. 3  posted 5 years ago

    There should be more comments here. I guess their premise is perfect...

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    Laura C. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Love it! Cats! Feminism! Slow-Mo! Haha

    Dakota's Photo
    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    *All the cats meow in agreement*

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    Carmen M. 2  posted 5 years ago

    I like the premise a lot. Good luck.

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    Dakota's Photo
    Dakota H. 0  posted 5 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Dakota's Photo
    Dakota H. 3  posted 5 years ago

    Can't wait to make Top 150!

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