We met Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab in 2007 when we invited them to give the closing keynote at Pixelodeon. They delivered a memorable talk about the process of creating Channel 101, a website founded in 2003 that invites comedy filmmakers to create pilots for original short web shows which are then screened for an audience who votes on which shows get a return engagement.
Dan and Rob took the idea for Channel 101 to television with Acceptable.tv on VH1, and they have also been creating other awesome tv shows, like The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central, which they co-created with Sarah Silverman. They also wrote the screenplay for Monster House, which won the 2007 Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are the two comedic misfits who make up the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! team, a popular show which airs on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. The show, which premiered in February 2007, evolved from their previous hit show, Tom Goes to the Mayor, which got its start as a web cartoon on timanderic.com.
Have a listen to Australian musician, actor, and comedian Tim Minchin's song Not Perfect. It's the first time I've ever heard of Mr. Michin, but now I'm completely hooked. If you like what you hear here, visit his site -- he has a bunch of free songs you can download onto your MP3 player. Great stuff.
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