WATCH: Ron Howard Teaches A New Masterclass On Internet Trolling
A few rich dudes own more than all of us combined. Supermarkets are handing out collectibles for kids that contribute to their future being less appealing than a trough full of spoiled hog scrotums. “Join the conversation” has become synonymous with “Yell at total strangers”. Oh, and now there’s probably something called “ShartCoin”.
While we slowly place a pillow over Mother Nature’s face, it’s time for a sketch show that gets above the disorienting news cycle and wraps meaty problems in silly jokes.
Nice Shorts is a 16 part online show created by Jazz Twemlow (The Roast, Tonightly) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Soul Mates) and has the modest mission of saving the world with a dazzling ensemble of writer-performers, including Nazeem Hussain (Orange is the New Brown, Public Frenemy Netflix Special), Greta Lee Jackson (Skit Box, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am), Bjorn Stewart (Black Comedy), and Penny Greenhalgh (Orange is the New Brown, The Checkout).
Nice Shorts is a show which explores big topics through high quality sketches, with their first episode with the wonderful, ‘Ron Howard’s Trolling Masterclass’ (Starring Jazz as Ron, and Greta, Penny, Bjorn and Nick as the subjects) – looking at how our online interactions often end up about as pleasant as a diarrhoea attack in a graveyard.
Produced by Nick Boshier and Sophia Zachariou (Bunya Entertainment) and directed by Ryan Chamley (Rostered On, Jeremy the Dud), the series not only explores big topics in a frenetic way, but executes them really, really well. Like… they’ve spent money on wigs and everything.
With a great team on and off camera, it’s most likely that by this time next year, thanks to Nice Shorts, we’ll all be living in a blissful, egalitarian utopia.
Nice Shorts is a Bunya Entertainment production. Principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland. The series will premiere online on Thursday 12th September at 4pm, with new eps dropping weekly on Robot Army’s YouTube, and the official Nice Shorts IGTV and Facebook page.