“Showdown at the Hipster Saloon” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

Big Hipster

A hipster Hero and Villain square off in a Western-movie stye bar brawl and back alley quick-draw to see who is the Sheriff of the local saloon...on FourSquare, anyway.

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“Ballad of the Green Ape” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

Ballad of the Green Ape

A sad, lonely stuffed Green Monkey tries and fails to get over a tough break-up with his Teddy Bear Girlfriend. He plans on ending it all, and even writes a note. But without warning, she comes knocking on his door. But she isn't looking to get back together, just use him for sex. The wild sex is great, but it might not be enough to bring back Green Ape's happiness.

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“The Calvin Lewis Bobby Mayfair Show(s)” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

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With the ever-growing number of television talk shows, the premise for this short film may not be far from becoming a reality: two talk show hosts are forced to share the same studio, crew and guests, and find themselves in an increasingly intense struggle to establish supremacy.

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“Two Old Nuts” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

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Dick is a stubborn, grumpy old fart who is stuck in the past. For Dick, every day carries with it the potential to be a glory day. But Evelyn, Dick's wife, sees right through this: he's just an old man now. When they find themselves stranded in their backyard with a broken back and hip, Dick sees an opportunity to prove himself once and for all. Stranded, they must brave the elements together, and Dick must find a source of salvation.

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“Halloween Support Group” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

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The Little Mermaid leads this Halloween Support group for her fellow Overused Halloween characters, who are sick of people dressing like them. Little Mermaid wants to come out with an indie album, but girls dressing as slutty mermaids for Halloween are undermining her indie image. Alice had a little too much fun at a party one time, she ate a piece of a 'special cake', a Caterpillar told her to eat some mushrooms, she thought she saw people have tea with a mouse, and now she is having a hard time with her celebrity status! Jane only married Tarzan so he would get his green card, and he may be interested in Robin more than in her anyways. And Dracula is fuming that he is no longer able to scare people, because of the whole Twilight craze. Vampires are now hot and awesome, and Dracula doesn't know where to fit in!

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“The Quiz” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

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As a man and woman go through the time-honored tradition of the magazine quiz, he does quite well until he is forced to answer honestly about the Zombie Apocalypse.

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“The Muchachos Frescos” – 2013 Laugh or Die Official Selection!

The Muchachos Frescos  

Twenty years ago, The Muchachos Frescos scored a number one hit in the Chicago Latino music scene. Soon after they faded away... Now they're back with a new song, new music video, and new hopes, as they tell their story in this mock-documentary that pays homage to The Beatles.

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Bipolar Brian Johnson Stand Up Performance @ Laugh or Die 2013!

BiPolar Brian Johnson

 Bipolar Brian Johnson has been doing standup in Chicago for 3 years and 7 years all together.  He got his start at Juz Jokkin Comedy Club in Waukegan IL in 2006. In 2007, had his first career highlight when he was a finalist in the Highland Park Comedy Festival. In 2009 the first time he performed in Chicago was at the Lincoln Lodge for Comcast on Demand. In 2010 Brian finally saved up for his own car and started doing open mics in Chicago on a semi regular basis. Brian had two more contest victories later, in Summer of 2010, he got 3rd place in the Full Slab competition in Grayslake IL. In 2012 he won the Savemore Lounge Open Mic competition. His tv appearances include Comcast on Demand at the Lincoln Lodge, a guest appearance on Assisted Living, and 4 appearances on the Flabby Hoffman Show. Brian also produced a showcase in the suburbs known as Rascally Crackas. Brian has performed at Zanies Rising Star Showcase, Hollywood Lounge, Outriggers Lobsters and Laughs, Comedy Under the Tap, Bookworm Cafe in Rockford, 240 Lounge, Back Room Comedy Club in Woodstock, Comedy Comedy at Walter Payton's Roundhouse and many more.

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Myke Wilson Stand Up Performance @ Laugh or Die 2013!

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Since the age of 4, Myke Wilson has always known he was destined to entertain the world through stand-up comedy. In 8th grade during his “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” speech, he told the class he wanted to be a stand-up comic; the whole class laughed. He thought to himself, “Damn, am I really that good?” Little did he know they were laughing at him, not with him. Regardless, Myke will welcome any kind of laughter, even if it’s meant for him in a mean, condescending way. Myke began doing comedy at 22 years of age late last November. He has only played 2 shows at The House Café in DeKalb, IL but if it counts, he has had several dreams that he has sold out shows at Madison Square Gardens and the Chicago Theatre, both places Myke hopes to perform at someday. Myke is still a fresh new face in comedy eager to tell you about his weird observations and his eccentric family. This summer, Myke has plans to travel around the Chicago area with his comedy and is excited to be making a pit-stop to perform at the Laugh or Die Comedy Festival. His mini-tour is called MykeLogic. Want some MykeLogic everyday? Follow Myke Wilson on Twitter. http://www.twitter.com/MykeWilson

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Tyler Jackson Stand Up Performance @ Laugh or Die 2013!

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Tyler Jackson started out doing Stand Up in Louisville, KY, where he dived head-first into the scene and quickly started putting on shows and bringing in national headliners, trying to build up the independent comedy scene. He recently moved to Chicago back in October and is working  to do shows all over the place, in hopes that his stand up will get better and better!

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