How can I watch the show if I live in Canada?
Episodes are shown regularly on The Comedy Network and are available online here.
How can I watch the show if I live outside of Canada?
We have some sketches from the show on our YouTube site here. If you want to watch full episodes, they can be streamed here but are geoblocked. To get around the geoblock you need a VPN client like the one available here.
When can I get the first season of Picnicface on DVD?
We don’t have details yet on this but as soon as we know we’ll advertise on this website, Twitter and Facebook.
Will there be a second season of Picnicface?
Doesn’t look like it, sorry!
How can I see Roller Town?
Roller Town is currently in theatres across Canada. Details on the Canadian video-on-demand releases will be available soon.
If you live in the United States, it is currently available on iTunes. If you give it a watch, it would be awesome if you could rate it and/or give it a review!
Who wrote/performed the songs in your opening and closing credits?
The opening theme is “Hope For It” by Halifax musician Rich Aucoin. It’s a song he’ll have on his next album. He just released an incredible new album that is getting lots of attention in the press called “We’re All Dying To Live”. Click here for the album stream and herefor an amazing video featuring Picnicface’s Cheryl Hann as a Ghostbuster.
The closing theme is “Guitorgan” by Halifax band Windom Earle. It’s a track on their “Gold Wave” album. They are also awesome. Check out more about them at windomearle.com.
Where do you film the television show?
We film the entire show in Halifax, and all of the post-production and editing is done in Toronto.
How did you come up with your name?
The name came from the necessity of something to put on the posters advertising our live show. Several words were combined to eventually come up with Picnicface. Laughterknife was in the running for awhile.
How did you guys get together?
Mark and Kyle met at improv camp back in 2004, and reconnected when they were both in Halifax for school. They met Evany and started doing improv as a trio at King’s College in 2006. Bill and Cheryl found them through the standup scene and they all started doing sketch/improv shows at Ginger’s Tavern, where Brian showed up one day in a suit with a resume and asked when he could start. Andy moved home to Halifax from Toronto, where he was making comedy shorts, and brought his editing wizardy to the group. Scott was the last to join in the winter of 2007 and he shut the door behind him and locked it. Scott’s a real dick.
Who are your influences?
Here’s some of the shows/comedians we really like: Kids In The Hall, Mr. Show, The Lonely Island, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Wonder Showzen, Big Train, League of Gentleman, Mighty Boosh, Look Around You, The Day Today, The Brass Eye, The Armando Ianucci Shows, Jam, Monty Python, Peep Show, Conan O’Brian, Andy Kaufmann, Louis CK, Lucille Ball, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Morris, Kristin Wiig, David Wain, Demetri Martin, Zach Galifianakis, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tomkins
What are the songs used in your YouTube sketches?
Mark & Andy: Unicorns – The Clap
Picnicface Writer’s Meeting: The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket
Hey Africa: Original composition by Mike Ryan
Stephanie: Garage Band loop
Liberty 45: Original composition by Andrew Bush
Beard no Beard: Original composition by Andrew Bush
The Proposal: Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Reservoir Saints: Windom Earle – Ted Nugent
Fanmail From The Future: Windom Earle – Guitorgan
Women in Comedy: The Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding
Mother’s Day: Rob Zombie – Dragula, The Crystal Method – Keep Hope Alive, Randy Edelman – Gettysburg Title Theme
Brian vs. Cancer: Tyler Bates – Returns a King
Meet Picnicface: Windom Earle – Guitorgan
Good Touch, Bad Touch – Original composition by Andrew Bush
Real Zone: Ramsey Lewis Trio – Tequila Mockingbird
Anniversary: Five For Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)
All About Halifax: Rob Zombie – Dragula
Bill’s Tips For Picking Up: Spandau Ballet – True
Punctuation Police: The Crystal Method?
Cash Money Monsters: Original composition by Andrew Bush and Mark Little
The Brian MacStory: Mr. Rick & The Biscuits – That Backdoor, The Turnstyles – Failure to Thrive, The Turnstyles – Better Off Lost, Blink 182 – Dammit
He Totally Jewed Me: The Moist Towelettes – Girl Revolution
The Midlife Crisis: Fraser MacLean, Benefit Party
I’m Your Brother: Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Drunk Teens: Daler Mehndi – Tunak Tunak Tun
Larry Rosen Bonus Footage: OK GO – Television, Television
Orphans: Mozart – Requiem, Garage Band loop
Picnicface 2: Malajube – Fille a Plumes
Growing Boy: Garage Band loop
First Date: Louis Armstrong – La Vie En Rose
Changeroom: The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman, Thomas Newman – Road to Perdition
Suicide Pact: Garage Band loop
Saving Private Ryan Final Scene and Ending Credits: Original composition by Stephan MacLeod
Powerthirst 3: Powermost – Original composition by James O’Toole
Milk Run: Garage Band loops