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Here’s the latest episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. We had a chat with our friends from Hoi Polloi Entertainment (Follow them on Twitter @HoiPolloiVids) about comedy, their process and the what’s ahead for their troupe. Check out the episode and watch some of their videos below!

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3/14 – Episode 42 – Sketch Comedy and New Media with Hoi Polloi Entertainment

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Runtime: 1:13:52

The guys are joined by YouTube comedy troupe Hoi Polloi Entertainment to talk about their process, their feelings toward new media and the future of comedy as well as their influences. You can check find them on YouTube at


  • “I was given this number” by Hoi Polloi Entertainment – 0:00
  • Regarding New Media and Internet Culture – 1:55
  • Introducing Hoi Polloi Entertainment – 2:32
  • Hoi Polloi Origins – 3:59
  • Improv vs. Scripted Jokes – 8:51
  • Comedy and the Rise of New Media – 11:28
  • Hoi Polloi Across Platforms – 15:12
  • Casual Friday – 18:17
  • Dustin’s Comedy Influences (Will Ferrell) – 20:32
  • Patrick’s Comedy Influences (Tim & Eric, Will Forte & Kramer) – 24:23
  • Bret’s Comedy Influences (In Living Color, Mr. Show) – 27:53
  • Dustin’s Second Influence (His Dad) – 29:35
  • How Do Your Parents Feel? – 32:01
  • Internet Influences – 33:13
  • Tiny Joins the Show – 35:54
  • Current Comedy – 36:34
  • Internet Success vs. SNL Success – 46:05
  • X-Men, Fantastic Four and Comic Book Movies – 49:31
  • Super Hero Sketches – 55:42
  • What’s Next for Hoi Polloi – 57:02


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