LA-based comedian Barry McLaughlin, aka Barry Holiday was one of said people and created a small portfolio of comedic reviews that should be a staple of any aspiring funny person’s resume. His commentary on Feasting Free on Wild Edibles is one of the greatest uses of Amazon’s Video Review service to date.
When he’s not surfing for products to critique, Holiday makes shorts with CSIer Eric Szmanda and attorney-at-law Tyler Malin under the banner of Secret Fun Time and collaborates with John Alford on his just launched Independent Comedy Network series, Life Slices.
They’re under-a-minute sketches that look at everyday occurrences in a new light, like a live-action Doogtoons where hackneyed situations play out with absurd twists. Holiday created four installments (my fave is The Door) before selling Life Slices to ICN. Here’s the inaugural episode at the series’ new home, a NSFW, Bubbles-is-a-girl-next-door depiction of a Dirty Mouse.
Not ROFL funny, but cute, and certainly worth your while. Like Dank and Nank, the Elevator Show, and other uber-short form content, if your investment is less than 60 seconds and the entertainment product elicits any kind of positive response, it’s hard not to want to watch more.