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‘Teachers Lounge’ Kicks Off On Brand New Comedy Website Thundershorts

1 July 2014 1:53 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

There's a new website offering comedy web series, and one of its first offerings is bringing a few big names to the platform. SnagFilms' Thundershorts is home to Teachers Lounge, which has arrived just a few days after its creators successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign. We wrote about Teachers Lounge a week ago, when it had just two days to raise the $5,000 it needed to reach its $50,000 crowdfunding goal. Sure enough, creators Ted Alexandro and Hollis James managed to reach their mark just under the wire, and they immediate released the first of four previously-shot episodes via Thundershorts. The big appeal of the Teachers Lounge Kickstarter was the promise of big name guest stars, who Alexandro was able to recruit thanks to his ties to the New York City stand-up comedy scene. Sure enough, the first episode includes an appearance from Jim Gaffigan, who plays a school nutritionist who runs »

- Sam Gutelle

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Fund This: ‘Teachers Lounge’ Promises Big-Name Comedian Guests

24 June 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Project Name: Teachers Lounge Asking For: $50,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $44,411 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 2 Description: You would be hard pressed to find a web series with a simpler premise than Teachers Lounge. It follows a janitor and a music teacher who hang out in a teacher's lounge and interact with their coworkers. Comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James will take the two lead roles, while each episode will also feature a guest appearance from one of Alexandro's comedian friends. The guest list includes Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, and several others. A handful of familiar faces also grace the Teachers Lounge pitch video, where they give droll praise for Alexandro's project. Creator Bio: Alexandro, who hails from Queens, has scored appearances on several top late night programs, including CBS' The Late Show, NBC's Late Night, and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. »

- Sam Gutelle

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SnagFilms Launching New Comedy Site Thundershorts With Seven Original Episodic Series

10 June 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There's a new short-form comedy site in town. Indiewire's parent company, SnagFilms, is launching Thundershorts, a site dedicated to streaming original content aiming to tickle your funny bone. The new platform, going live on June 26th, will kick off with seven episodic short-form series, all free to watch on Thundershorts.com, its YouTube channel and all SnagFilms supported devices including their multi-platform app. The seven shows include "American Viral," centered on one family's crazy attempts to recapture their YouTube fame; "Teachers Lounge," starring Ted Alexandro ("Inside Amy Schumer"), with cameos from Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell and Janeane Garofalo; "Gabe & Max Need Help," which stars comedians Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri as a couple in counseling; and the real-time New York City-set adventure "Don't Walk." Former head writer for Onion Digital Studios and current SnagFilms Managing Editor Michael Pielocik is responsible for developing »

- Nigel M Smith

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