It’s been a crazy, fun, whirlwind winter for us. We just got back from Toronto SketchFest where we performed to some fantastic audiences. Then the following weekend, we joined our friends (and Jane’s improv alterna-family) Outside Joke to perform alongside them as part of their “Season of Yuks” at the Gas Station Arts Centre. We had a GREAT time and we all promised to team up again soon. And in a few weeks, we’ll be performing again at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, in a show entitled “A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Delicious Sketches.” This is the show to invite your uninitiated friends to. We’ll be performing our 13 most popular sketches, so it’s not to miss for both the diehards AND the noobs.
Also, this week, we managed to find the time to film two new sketches for YouTube with our friend Sean Skene. We plan on releasing those this spring, hopefully along with a third, which we will film once the weather improves. We can’t wait for you guys to see the new stuff. It should be pretty great. If you haven’t checked out our previous 3 Award-Winning YouTube sketches, what the hell are you waiting for!?
We also have big news.
While we were in Toronto in December, pitching our TV pilot to broadcasters, we also took a fourth super top-secret meeting that we can now tell you about! We met with entertainment manager Perry Zimel of “Oscars Abrams and Zimel Talent and Literary Management Company,” one of the foremost talent agencies in the country. We all fell in love with Perry’s attitude, enthusiasm, and intelligence, not to mention his depth of knowledge and experience in this industry. Perry began his career with the Kids in the Hall and still manages a number of them today. He also has a roster full of international multi-award winning actors, directors, producers, composers, designers, writers and directors. (Clue: Perry got thanked at the Oscars last year!) Thankfully, Perry was also taken with us, and we recently decided to make our relationship official. Like, Facebook official! So, HTA now has a manager! We are very proud and excited to be working with the incomparable Perry Zimel as our manager, and his cohort, the delightful Karen LaRocca as our agent.
This is a big step in the career of any entertainer or group of entertainers as the case may be, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about where this new path may lead us. So stay tuned!