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SKITHEAD is now taking sketch video submissions. Here are some FAQs...

Does it have to be about the theme?

Anything remotely related to or evocative of the theme is fine. If you like the sketch, please share it with us. The worst that could happen is we don't use it. And just because we don't use it doesn't mean we don't like it. We are looking for things that fit together well. Once you've submitted a sketch once we will keep it in mind for future episodes.

Can the sketches be released elsewhere?

Yes, you can submit a sketch that was posted to Youtube, Funny or Die, TikTok, or whatever, as long as it is still relevant and funny. Our show is a great way to get some of your favorite old videos a new viewership online. As long as you have ownership of the sketch you are free to submit it.

Can we just submit our portfolio?

Sure! If you have a website or youtube, vimeo, etc page with just your sketches on it we would be happy to watch them and keep them in mind for future episodes.

Are animations ok?

YES! We love homemade animated sketches! Hand-drawn, stop-motion, 3D, puppet show, green-screen etc. If you have a reusable animated world with recognizable characters and want to make a new short sketch each episode that would be fantastic.

What about blackouts?

Sure, very short one-joke sketches are great, as long as they're funny and well-made. A runner of short sketches related to the theme would be great!

Can we use commercial music, found footage and film clips?

Copyright laws around parody/satire in comedy are slightly vague and we will consider your submission if we think that it genuinely transforms the original content into a new piece of art. The show will not be released on youtube or any platform with draconian copyright filters.

Can I do a character or impression?

Yes, but... it should still feel like a sketch and not your audition tape or demo reel. A character sketch should have some kind of comedic premise not just "this is what De Niro sounds like". That doesn't mean you can't do a one-person sketch, such as a one-sided phone call, actor interacting with found footage, a "state the game" ("and now...") type joke, etc. It just needs to look good and feel like it fits into a sketch show!

Is Improv ok?

No, but maybe. We definitely don't just want a scene by your improv team on stage or your friends riffing at a party, but if you can do a curb-your-enthusiasm-style planned and improvised scene and edit it into something tight and hilarious... maybe!

What about 'fail videos' or a video of my cat being funny?

These will probably not be included in the show. There are plenty of outlets for that type of content and you should definitely show the world your cat videos, but we're looking for sketch comedy.

Can we resubmit a sketch?

Yes, but you don't really need to. If we didn't include your sketch, it doesn't mean we didn't like it. It's likely it just didn't fit together with the episode we were making at the time. Once we have seen your sketch we will consider it for future episodes. Of course we will let you know before including it in any published work.

Are you going to pay me for my work?

Yes! If we get paid, you get paid. Everyone who owns a sketch that we publish will be assigned a percentage of the revenues from that episode. If you have one sketch in an episode you might get around 5% of the proceeds from that episode. Right now that could be a penny a month, but if subscription viewership grows over the next couple years that number could become more significant. Unlike other streamers where you have to have thousands of followers to even start to monetize, on Garage TV platform you start earning money immediately every time a subscriber watches even a second of your show. It is specifically designed to be a source of revenue for indie creators. The more you push the show and share the episode, the more you personally stand to make!

What is Garage TV?

SKITHEAD is the flagship sketch show of the DIY comedy streaming platform Garage TV. The show will be released and available to watch on the Garage TV Streaming App on iPhone, iPad or Android, and at the website:

Garage TV is a streaming platform for independent comedy artists to showcase their work and earn revenue. A subscription to Garage TV is just a few bucks a month and one-third of all subscription revenue goes directly to the shows that you watch. Please subscribe now if you have three bucks a month to spare and you would like to support independent comedy shows like this one!

For more info on Garage TV visit or download the Garage TV Comedy Streaming app to your phone:

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posted by Dave Ciaccio at 09 Feb 2024, 17:44::55 PST
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