BriTANicK

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BriTANicK in their 2012 short, "The Coach". Brian McElhaney is in bed; Nick Kocher is standing.

BriTANicK (/brˈtænɪk/) is an internet sketch comedy duo hailing from Atlanta, Georgia that consists of Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher. Both attended New York University. The duo's videos have been featured on major internet video sites including YouTube, CollegeHumor, Cracked, Break, and FunnyOrDie. BriTANicK was nominated by the ECNY Awards as Best Sketch Comedy Group in New York in 2008 and by Comedy Central's inaugural Comedy Awards for best web video.[1] In 2012, BriTANicK was included in Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.[2]

History[edit]

Both members of the duo started performing and creating videos while they were students at New York University. They only started officially performing as BriTANicK in 2008, when they opened for Robin Williams at the SF Sketchfest. Since then, they have continued to create internet sketches, as well as performing around the country.[original research?] They have performed three shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York: Begging For Approval, the Infinity Prison, and their current monthly live show "The Monthly Mankerthon". Kocher and McElhaney perform sketch regularly at UCB as well as stand-up and improv comedy around New York City.[citation needed]

Internet Sketches[edit]

BriTANicK is one of the only featured sketch comedy groups on both Cracked.com and CollegeHumor, where they are featured regularly.[citation needed]. Their sketch "Pillow Talk" features Private Practice's Chris Lowell. They have also been featured as "Kings of DotComedy" on G4's Attack of the Show!.[3]

Reviews/Awards/Festivals[edit]

BriTANicK has been reviewed in The Charleston City Paper and Time Out Chicago, and was named a Time Out New York "Don't Miss" critic's pick in 2009.[citation needed]

The duo has performed in SF Sketchfest, NYC Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, and Piccolo Spoleto in Spoleto Festival USA. In 2008 they won the Seattle Sketchfest Video Contest and NY Comedy Festival's Web Video Cram-Off. Their sketch, Academy Award Winning Movie, resulted in coverage on the websites of the Huffington Post and Time Magazine as well as praise from Roger Ebert, Joss Whedon, Stephen Fry, and Ashton Kutcher. They were nominated for the Comedy Awards' "Best Viral Original" and the ECNY Awards' "Best Comedic Video".[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ the comic's comic: Nominees for the 2008 ECNY Awards
  2. ^ BriTANicK.com - Much Ado About Nothing Premieres This Weekend! Come to one of our Q&A’s!
  3. ^ BriTaNick, a Sketch Duo - G4tv.com

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