Sammy Krenshaw’s to host sep. 29th comedy show
“me and my two roommates, the guys who do it all, we were sitting around and thought it would be funny for our friends. there was no real plan or anything to continue with it or make it an actual thing, we just thought a one-off video would be funny. We thought, ‘if this gets like 500 views, that’s hilarious. so we did the whole thing in like 15 minutes.
“the original idea was i was going to eat a $5 bill every day until i got arrested, but that’s too expensive. and i wasn’t ready to be arrested, then. probably would now.”
a few hours later he got a call - they were on the front page of reddit with hundreds of thousands of views.
“so that’s how a stupid joke became a real thing.
“We don’t really know why (Jason segel), he just popped in our heads. it was just such a dumb, simple idea. We didn’t pick anyone crazy, just because it’s funnier to pick someone who doesn’t really matter.”
maloney and his friends also have an animation channel they update weekly, which has had some success, if not quite the same standout success.
“it’s just consistent,” said maloney, noting some videos went over 100k views. “the segel stuff kind of made it famous and the other stuff makes it consistent.”
the 100th episode on dog shirt featured an ‘i quit’ theme where they faked the ending.
“We had like two weeks off and we said, ‘we don’t have to go back.’ We had a big, long 10-minute video and people loved it - it got a lot of views. so there was no reason to go back, but at the same time, the idea is so dumb... why wouldn’t we?”
a big finale has been planned in october when they travel to los angeles.
“if that doesn’t work, i’m going to change my name to Jason segel and do it myself,” he laughed.
tickets to the sept. 29 comedy show at sammy Krenshaw’s are $10 in advanced ($15 on the night) with tickets available at sammy’s, bell store tillsonburg, and online at ourevent.ca. the event is all ages, licensed, and will features local artists and comedians to be announced.