A million laughs? You must be joking
YOUTUBE COMEDY duo Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn have celebrated their first million-view video.
The pair, who live in Los Angeles, run a scripted weekly dating advice show called Just Between Us and produce comic sketches such as the one which passed the magic million, entitled What Should I Wear?
Ms Raskin fulfils the role of the uptight, closeted Jewish American Princess whose father paid for a nose job, while Ms Dunn, 27, is the rebel- lious, sexually free liberal.
It took the two acto r-writers 16 months to get to this point, in which time they have amassed 450,000 subscribers and 25 million views of all their videos.
They talk candidly about Ms Raskin’s OCD and nose job as well as Ms Dunn’s bisexuality and polyamory, mixing scripted humour with honest emo- tion. They have both rebelled against their Jewish upbringing to some degree, but readily admit that their religion influences their work.
Ms Dunn said it “covers all the neuroses, all the other stuff that makes comedy such a Jewish space anyway. It explains so much of what we do. You can explain stuff so quickly just by being like, ‘Jews. We’re two Jews.’”
In their most-watched video, Ms Raskin walks into Ms Dunn’s room, beaming. “I did it. I found the perfect outfit.” Her partner responds, deadpan: “For what, Rosh Hashanah?”