BriTANicK

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

BriTANicK is an internet sketch comedy duo from Atlanta, Georgia. It is composed of Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher, both of whom attended New York University (NYU). The group's videos have been featured on major internet video sites including YouTube, CollegeHumor, Cracked, Break, and FunnyOrDie. They were 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 hail from Atlanta, Georgia, but 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've spent their time gathering an online following through internet sketches, as well as performing around the country. 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 also perform sketch regularly at UCB as well as stand-up and improv comedy around New York City.

Internet Sketches[edit]

BriTANicK is one of the only featured sketch comedy groups on both Cracked.com and CollegeHumor.com, where they are featured regularly. Their sketch Pillow Talk features Private Practice's Chris Lowell. They've 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, Time Out Chicago, and was named a Time Out New York "Don't Miss" critic's pick in 2009.

They've performed in The SF Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, The Chicago Sketchfest, and Piccolo Spoleto in The Spoleto Festival USA.

In 2008 they won The Seattle Sketchfest Video Contest[4] and NY Comedy Festival's Web Video Cram-Off.[5]

Their sketch, Academy Award Winning Movie, got them articles on the websites of Huffington Post and Time Magazine as well approval from Roger Ebert, Joss Whedon, Stephen Fry, and Ashton Kutcher. They were nominated for The Comedy Award's "Best Viral Original" and ECNY “Best Comedic Video.”

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
  4. ^ http://sketchfest.com/winners08.html[dead link]
  5. ^ http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/tonyblog/2009/03/britanick-wants-to-kiss-you-not-you/[dead link]

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