ComedyCoup winner HumanTown starts production

Sean Buckley is on board as exec producer on the CBC special. (HumanTown, centre, at ComedyCoup pitch.)
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The seeds sown during last winter’s ComedyCoup accelerator from CineCoup Media and CBC are starting to bear fruit as winning pitch HumanTown starts production in Hamilton.

The half-hour special has been in development with CBC since the eponymous comedy troupe behind it won the 10-week accelerator competition.

The special will be produced by the newly rebranded “Coup Company,” (formerly CineCoup Media) and Buck Productions in association with CBC. Sean Buckley will executive produce, a role he’s reprising after executive producing the first CineCoup project, WolfCop. The special’s showrunner and director is Vivieno Caldinelli.

HumanTown is a Vancouver-based comedy troupe comprised of Miles Chalmers, Daniel Doheny, Jack Heyes, Ki Kwiatkowski, Liam MacLeod, and Kane Stewart. The group won $500,000 in production financing through the accelerator.

Photo: HumanTown, centre, pictured just before the announcement of their ComedyCoup win at the Whistler Film Festival