Why you should watch Upright Citizens Brigade’s short films

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Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari are just a couple of the major TV talent that’s come out of the legendary improv comedy group, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). Poehler, one of the founders, started UCB in the 90s before even Google existed. As the organization continues to transform into a digital brand they’re starting to expand with short films and original series on their Vimeo PRO channel.

In the last two months UCB has launched fifteen videos on Vimeo a big ivestment that’s allowing a group that’s mostly known for their improv to show off their scripted, higher production quality content. For this week’s video pick we chose the hilariously disturbing “Not Two,” written and directed by Tom Levin. See above for the full video.

Have you ever wondered what your produce might be thinking and saying as they’re about to be chopped up into your salad or sauce pan? Levin’s short film brings this scenario to life as two tomatoes watch their fellow vegetables get crushed as they sit there, unable to move, on the cutting board. To find out what happens next you’ll have to watch.

What’s most interesting about the film is that it’s shot from multiple angles, with intense music to the point where you’re not only laughing but wondering if it's an alternate universe Breaking Bad episode.

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