Our Comedy Stars of the Week are comedy troupe The Raisin Gang. They've been sending in some pretty funny, edgy clips! One was so edgy that it had to be taken down our website. (Isn't edgy comedy awesome? :D)
I asked them a couple questions, so here they are:Just how many people exactly are in The Raisin Gang?
Are you saying we're too small? I thought we were normal? It's not like were a two person show here, it's a whole gang of us (Marissa Caldwell, Tom Conway, Kye Fox, Mary Kelly, Mikey Kolberg, Daniel Kurland, Michael Peddle and our director/producer James Boyd). We also have friends (like Dan Ramos) who help us out here and there. Plus you of course. You're (the audience) the hidden member!
Who are your biggest influences in comedy?
Influences include Bugs bunny, Norm Macdonald and Auto-Tune the News.
Our family and friends are also great sources of inspiration. But the
biggest would have to be Fatty Arbuckle. I mean we have a few uncles
who've definitely put on the pounds but are still nowhere near as big.What made you guys get into comedy?
We started working together while attending Ryerson University and once many of us had graduated we realized just how empty life was without a sketch troupe. I think the fact that we can all make each other laugh consistently is what inspires us to keep working together. Also it exempts us from taxes, and there is a lot of money in it.
What will you be doing with the $200?
What $200? We won $200! This is like that movie Blank Check, but instead of having a blank check we have $200. I guess we'll buy ten copies of Blank Check on BluRay.
What sketches or ideas do you guys have for the future?
Keep it tuned for "The Truth About Santa Claus", "The Chris Bosh Movie Review Show", "Gastown Gadabouts" (a 1920's style slapstick silent film taking place in a concentration camp) and also a feature about young people at a moving company who strive to be more called "Movers and Shakers". Also we're competing this week at Sketch Com-Ageddon in Toronto. Lots of family fun for all!