Posts Tagged: NYC



“Chad’s Bucket of Popcorn”


From our October show!

Written By: Jason Saenz

Starring: Frank Hejl, Josh Ruben, Lauren Adams and Rob Michael Hugel

Featuring: Paul Briganti, Mike Scollins and Emily Altman.

Directed by: Elaine Carrol

This is a superrrr fun sketch!!! Source: onassiscomedy


Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
What Are You Thankful For?
Manny can’t understand why Rob hasn’t posted what he is thankful for. Rob’s answer leaves Manny disgusted. Guest Starring Frank Hejl. Shot and Directed by Alden Ford.

Facebook vs Tumblr! Holy cow this was a fun way to spend the day after thanksgiving. Frank is hilarious with the rude boy business.

Source: ihatebeingsingleseries

From our date last week. Photo Credit - A nice tourist lady.


This movie is insanse!
NY-ers need to take advantage of this. The film opens Wednesday June 20, and the first week in NY will determine whether it plays in a handful of cities, or spreads to independent cinemas across the country!



It’s a big week! We are excited and honored to be hosting this year’s Channy Awards! This Wednesday, December 14th at 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson. 7:30pm. Be there!
Photo by Eric Michael Pearson!


Our Variety Show Night Treasure has reached new levels of crazy! Last Night we broadcast over Google + and had 100 people watching at the highest point. So much fun interacting with a live audience and a web crowd. Thanks to everyone who tuned in! This is the end of the show from the internets perspective. It’s weird because I think there was music playing but you can’t hear it at all so we look psycho. I think we’re on to something cool! Check out sweet moves by Kat Toledo, Aaron Kheifets, Bridgid Ryan, Chad and Carly Howard, and Doug Stoley!


Night Treasure! A Sparrowtree Event
The monthly variety show hosted by
That Annoying Couple (Shannon Coffey and Rob Michael Hugel: UCB, Bread and Butter)
Returns to 17 Frost.

This month!
Jason Sáenz (stand up: UCB, Too Cool for School)
Doug Stoley (music: Dumb and Dumber Soundtrack, Late Night W Conan O’brien)
Boners 101 (video by Johnny Mcnulty and Aaron Kheifets: UCB, A-Side B-Side, College Humor TV)
and some surprises as always!

The show will stream LIVE and be interactive on Hangout Party!

Thursday August 25, Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 830!
$7 (in person) Free on the internet!

Map to 17 Frost


I’m honored and humbled to announce My web series I HATE BEING SINGLE is an official selection of the NYTVF 2011 Independent Pilot Competition!

The show will air sometime during the week of September 19-24, 2011.

This has been a crazy month. I am so so so excited to be involved in the festival. I have to thank a lot of people who really made the show possible. This might be an excessive post but it means a lot to me to put the info out there.

First huge thanks to Shannon Coffey, my girlfriend who literally said, “If you don’t finish this, I’ll break up with you.” Besides that she is behind everything I do and consistently makes me work harder and be better.

Thanks to my brother, Johnny Hugel for being completely supporting on the internet and off with everything I do.

Shannon’s sister Kelly, who is also like a sister and supports us both more than anyone in the world.

Thanks to Broad City, where I got my feet wet in the web series world, and who encouraged me to make something of my own. Thanks to Dan Opsal, my friend and director who I came to first with the idea for the show. Giga Shane of Boat Safety Films, the DP (also did colorization and animated the titles) who made the show look like nobody else could. Matt Cook, a close friend and collaborator, who will talk your ear off about production and writing and then let you talk his ear off in return about how hard it is to make a web series. And on top of that he is our amazing sound man!Jake Zavracky music extraordinaire, who does the music for the show. Special thanks to Mackenzie Condon, Hunter Nelson, Bridgid Ryan, and Jason Weitzman for their support and help through the process of putting the first couple episodes together. Mike Yardley of The Black Axe for his amazing design in the logo and title card. These locations which are also favorite places of mine filled with awesome people, The Parlour Brooklyn, The Blue Stove, The Creek and the Cave.
The cast of Episodes 1 and 2: Dom Manzolillo, Zed Cutsinger, Shannon Coffey, Bridgid Ryan,Hunter Nelson, Kelly Hudson, Emily Strachan, Jennifer Leigh Schwerer, and Mackenzie Condon!

And of course thanks to the staff at NYTVF who have been super sweet throughout the whole process of even just submitting.

My cohorts at The Cheap Thriller have produced an animated show called Cafe Bloodbath that was also accepted to the festival! SO proud of them and excited for Cafe Bloodbath to finally reach the masses. It’s insanely good.

Also accepted was Emily Axford and Libby Winters’ pilot Band Girlfriends, which looks hilarious and has a lot of our friends in it as well. (Shannon Coffey and I make a short appearance too as a more annoying couple than usual hopefully.)

I was surprised and disappointed to see that another pilot Gainfully Unemployed wasn’t selected. I think the final product was amazing and completely worthy of the festival but for whatever reasons it wasn’t chosen. I am so proud of the show I want others to see it and hopefully it’ll be entered into other competitions throughout the year.

Another project Nights In Ultraviolet should be mentioned because I think this is one of the most inspiring and creative things I’ve ever been a part of. The pilot was submitted to the festival but more importantly the entire season is already shot and in post production. This will be an amazing release when it’s ready. I can’t wait for people to see it later this year.
This is just the beginning of what I’ve been wanting to do my whole life so it’s a little overwhelming. I can’t wait for the future. Thanks again everyone who is helping make these things possible.