Thousand Monkeys is the ongoing internet tale of script writers living in Mile End, London. Jobless and hungry for the idea that will make their fortune, they spend their time pitching each other films and future projects. Their Ideas range from the bad to the downright absurd, all under the pretense that they, much like a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters over a thousand years, will eventually write Shakespeare.
"It was the best of times, it was the "blurst" of times'? You stupid monkey!"
Episodes are scripted then rewritten by the cast and crew in a 'Beat the Joke' devising process. For fast turnover episodes are done in a handful of single takes, shot cross-coverage. This has been our attempt at not only sharpening our comedy writing skills, but to develop a new kind of show that can grow and develop as time goes on - experimenting with new characters and new ideas. It also gives us an excuse to vent a bit about the current state of things, the characters acting as our meat-puppet avatars.
Thousand Monkeys presents... JENGA
In this TM specia, Ben tries to get Oli to clean up his trash
Ep. 8 - The Character Name
We're Back! In this episode Alex helps Oli out with his character's name.
Ep. 7 - Nappy Boy Radio
In this episode Alex honors his favorite musician...at 5am.
Ep. 6 - Return of the Django
In this episode Oli, Bish and the Epic Smack go to a galaxy far far away...
Ep. 5 - Tetris
In this episode Oli and Bish try for internet stardom with a gypsy jazz reworking of the Tetris theme.
Ep. 4 - Cool Story Bro
In this episode Oli pitches a cool story... bro.
Ep. 3- The Crying Game
In this episode the boys find a new-found respect for Michael Bay's 'Armageddon'.
Ep. 2 - How I Killed Your Friends
In this episode Alex pitches Oli his idea for a gritty reboot of 'Friends'.
Ep. 1 - BI3LE
In this Pilot Oli pitches Alex his idea for the biggest blockbuster ever- a sequel to the New Testament.