Brainwrap Comedy is the production and event company created by Adam McNicol & Tom Rourke. Starting out as a bi-monthly comedy shorts night at the Bussey Building in Peckham, the event grew to venues in King's Cross, Edinburgh and New York.
Brainwrap screened a range of comedy shorts from Robert Popper, Peter Serafinowicz, Two Episodes of Mash, The Blaine Brothers, Damien Slash, Cardinal Burns, Bec Hill, Fergus Craig and even films starring Martin Freeman. They also made many sketches and animations specially for the event which you can see below, along with some of the artwork and reviews.
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"This Peckham gig allows filmmakers to showcase their short comedy movies."
"If you like laughing but are afraid a real comedian will pick on you,...go to this night."
"The Peckham warehouse where edgy Royal Court productions alternate with club nights is also home to a regular evening of bite-sized comedy films, the brainchild of London-based short film-maker Adam McNicol, animator Tom Rourke and actor-cum-marketing man Zar Salih. The two-and-a-half-hour event starts with experimental pieces by new writers/directors (including TV presenter Rick Edwards) before moving on to shorts from established film-makers, such as the Blaine Brothers (who edited Bad Education).
“We open submissions [via brainwrapcomedy.com] with a deadline a week ahead of each event and try to select films with that special something. But we also search out things we like that will fit the night,” says McNicol.
Acts such as Joe Wilkinson (Him & Her, Robert’s Webb) and Diane Morgan (Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe), who together add up to sketch group Two Episodes of Mash, have screened their shorts at past events. And comedians can often be spotted watching their films with the crowd, monitoring audience reactions before ideas are pitched for television."