Historical Improv by PERIODS

If you like Drunk History, you might like the “anachronistic period pieces with costumes a show choir would die for” created by PERIODS:

PERIODS. is an improvised comedy film series. Created by Victor Quinaz, Anna Martemucci, and the entire PERIODS. crew. PERIODS. is a co-production with Robinson Films, Inc. , Nomadic Films, and Before The Door Pictures.

While the characters and struggles might be straight out of The Hills or Real Housewives, these videos have historical settings. Their commitment to historical accuracy is truly admirable.

The Hairpin introduced me to Periods Films and here are a few of their videos:

Taran Killam Gets Down to Robyn

I watched the SNL episode with Katy Perry as host and Robyn as the musical quest and I was pleasantly surprised. Katy Perry wasn’t in every sketch but I thought she did a great job and this whole season has been pretty good (every episode has ups and downs, but at least I consistently say “Ok, that was pretty good.”) Robyn was amazing and apparently the SNL writers/cast were happy to have her!

 

I love the coat.  I love that girl from College Humor.  I love the flashlights.  I love the guy who doesn’t react at all.  I love that there is amazing technology just chilling, like, on the floor.  I love the roll.  I love that he kind of loses steam toward the end.  I love the tight pants.  I love the coat.  For reals, the coat.