Good Cop Great Cop
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Good Cop Great Cop

Writer and director Matt Porter teamed up with painter and animator Charlie Hankin to create “Good Cop Great Cop“. It’s super fun and you must watch it, but instead of me trying to explain and provide all the goods that is “Good Cop Great Cop”, I’ll let Charlie explain it, because the creator of something wonderful always explains it better than the person who just really, really likes it.

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Storm

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvtpma

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Matt and I were randomly assigned to be roommates our freshman year of college, at NYU. (Matt studied film, I studied math.) We made some comedy videos there with other friends, which were mostly long-form. “Good Cop Great Cop”, being a sketch series, was a little bit of a departure for us. Our original goal was just to put out a video every week. The vision that evolved from this really loose form was just a matter of Matt’s and my shared sensibilities: no ideas are too precious–we subvert genre a lot, and we work with a lot of improvisers who keep the performances organic. The Good Cop Great Cop “universe” developed over the year-plus that we’ve been doing this. There’s a thread of quiet naturalism through the whole series.

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Print

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqwow9

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We are a pretty self-contained production team. We write the sketches together, and Matt tends to shoot and direct, and I do sound and art direction. Our actors are from all over the general New York comedy/theater world, but our most frequently appearing cast members are close personal friends and/or members of the UCB community. (For instance, Drew Lewis and Alexey Novikov are high school friends of Matt’s, Kate Eastman is a friend of ours from NYU, Eugene Oh and Joel Weidl are UCB people, etc.). Obviously, Matt and I appear in them frequently too.

When we’re not doing “Good Cop Great Cop”, Matt is a freelance writer/director/editor and makes narrative comedy films as part of Dial Tone Pictures, and I am an animator and painter.

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Friends

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmtcdy

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SO Note: Check out all episodes of “Good Cop Great Cop” on DailyMotion here, follow them @GoodCopGreatCop,

David Dean
David is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefully make people smile. You can also find him on HelloGiggles and Thought Catalog. He is a comedy lover and pop culture obsessive who loves crossing the line, a good story and original beauty.
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