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July 6, 2013 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Splitsider presents - The Top Eleven Sketch Comedy Groups On The Internet, featuring many Metafilter favorites.

BriTANick - Captain Hippo- Elephant Larry - Paulilu - WOMEN - The Bilderbergers - Bobby Chicago - 5 Second Films - Scraps - The Midnight Show - Medium Friends
posted by The Whelk (13 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite 5 Second Films short is Another Monday, which in 5 seconds and a title tells a story, like that five-word Hemmingway story only funny.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:28 AM on July 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

They never see Leonard Maltin coming.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:33 AM on July 6, 2013

I really like the BriTANick ones, I'd seen one before but never knew the group.
posted by Diablevert at 11:58 AM on July 6, 2013

No Loading Ready Run or Waverly Films?
posted by JHarris at 12:30 PM on July 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

Some of the College Humor kids used to be pretty good.
posted by Apocryphon at 1:41 PM on July 6, 2013

The best internet sketch comedy groups ever to come exclusively out of UCB!
posted by Navelgazer at 1:45 PM on July 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

I don't usually like to nitpick these lists, but shouldn't the guys who do Kid Snippets be on it?
posted by Brocktoon at 1:46 PM on July 6, 2013

The first one, BriTANick, is great but also frustrating because it the actors from Next Time on Lonnie, which has been promising a second season for waaaay too long. These guys need to get back to work.
posted by scunning at 4:23 PM on July 6, 2013

5 Second Films plus everyone from UCB hurrah! (not that UCB isn't great just...there are other theaters & there has to be good stuff coming from those right?)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:25 PM on July 6, 2013

This is a shit list without the 1491s.
posted by Tesseractive at 7:43 PM on July 6, 2013

Two Austin-based sketch groups that consistently crack my ass up are Stag Comedy and Your Terrific Neighbors, both totally worth checking out. (Full disclosure: I am friendly though awkward acquaintances with people in both those groups.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 9:18 PM on July 6, 2013

Thanks! This list was too heavily dominated by LA and N.Y. comedy troupes. Just like the rest of show business, I guess.
posted by Apocryphon at 11:14 PM on July 6, 2013

Oh hey, Elephant Larry are still around? I should bug Stefan some day, especially since I doubt he remembers me. Sadly, I don't still have his DiCK shirt.
posted by Eideteker at 4:37 AM on July 8, 2013

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