April 10, 2020

A Computer Co-Wrote this Sketch

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This sketch was written by a robot, with the help of Botnik. By the way, writers, if you’re reading this, thank you so much, we’re not going to need you anymore. Best of luck! Call if you need a reference!

“Written” by Nat Towsen, Amy Barnes, Tom Koff, and Gabriel Laks.

Check out this behind-the-scenes MEDIUM piece by Nat Towsen explaining what Botnik is and how it works: https://bit.ly/2FxKY0J

ALLY: http://www.twitter.com/lilbeardsley
GRANT: http://www.twitter.com/grantob
KATIE: http://www.twitter.com/katiemarovitch
TRAPP: http://www.twitter.com/mikewtrapp
RAPH: http://www.twitter.com/chestangraphael
REKHA: http://www.twitter.com/rekhalshankar
BRENNAN: https://twitter.com/brennanlm
SAM: http://www.twitter.com/samreich

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Mike Trapp
Zach Dunn
Grant O’Brien
Siobhan Thompson
Raphael Chestang
Rekha Shankar
Katie Marovitch
Ally Beardsley

Director – Ryan Anthony Martin
Writers – Nat Towsen, Amy Barnes, Tom Koff, and Gabriel Laks
Producer – Shane Crown
Production Coordinator – Annie Humphreville
Director Of Photography – Cooper James
Production Designer – Rick Mader
Make Up Artist – Denise Valentine
Sound Mixer – Mike Robertson for BoTown Sound
VFX Artist – TJ Gonzalez
Editor – Sam Geer


20 thoughts on “A Computer Co-Wrote this Sketch

  1. It's fascinating how the computer managed to pick up so many running themes in the CH videos:
    – Katie's first line is about flirting
    – Grant's lines are all vaguely erotic
    – Siobhan mentioning celiac disease
    – Trapp criticising others' pitches
    – Katie gets depressive
    – Trapp in Sherlock costume
    – the last line reminds me of "because I am a shitty person" from that sketch about facebook friend request

    Did I miss anything?

  2. This is so awesome!
    At first it‘s like a psychedelic trip, then dadaism meets schizophrenia.
    But in the end it‘s existentialist and asks the big questions of epistomorology. I am not even kidding. I love this!

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