The Baristas: Episode One – The Favor Click to Play Sam and Astrid ‘s 7-year anniversary gets outshined by Aubrey ‘s big announcement and Ben ‘s little secret. // The Baristas is filmed in Pittsburgh’s Affogato cafe. // Theme Song: “Never Listen to Me” by The Thermals .
13 thoughts on “The Baristas: Episode One – The Favor”
Nice work, folks! Looking forward to the next episode!
Thanks, Chris! It’s great to know some people are as excited about the
future of The Baristas as we are.
loved it justin – like seeing the old faces and the new ones (miss the original stbd bed music though 😉
I still have it somewhere. That walking baseline is desperate to make
its triumphant return.
Great Job Justin! Passing it along to all the Boston and New Hampshire people who love your work.
People in Boston and New Hampshire love our work? That’s good to know.
We’ll start eating more baked beans immediately.
Can’t wait for the LARP episode.
That dialog writing is SO freakin’ good! I’ve always wanted to be able to write dialog, and have tried, and failed, at every attempt. I was really impressed by that tight, ensemble, dialog-driven script.
Thanks! The characters are a blast to write for, and most of the cast
has extensive improvisational experience, so I have the benefit of
writing for great characters who can also still surprise me once the
cameras are rolling. Best of both worlds. 🙂
Congrats on @TheBaristasTV! I wrote this in 2007, and I’ll say it again now: “I have seen the future of online video and his name is Justin Kownacki.”
Article: “The Future of Online Video: Low Cost Episodic Content”
not so much. did so much as crack a smile. it was awkward, it had little to no humor , even though i know it is supposed to be a comedy, all it did was point out quirks of coffee shops, like the guy that orders the ridiculously long named drink, as well as cliched geek quirks, represented by the inevitable LARPing shout out. those things just aren’t funny to intelligent audience members. i want to be caught off guard. i don’t mean by off-color humor, i mean by wit, precision of delivery, and original writing. not the same corned beef hash, AGAIN. i mean, sitting in a real coffee shop for 10 minutes is waaaaay more entertaining.
as a barista, i wanted to like this. as a person, i simply couldn’t.
Hank: Thank god SOMEONE finally referred to us as “a comedy without
comedy.” Now our place in the history of entertainment is guaranteed,
alongside Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men.
I’ve already popped the champagne.