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Watch: Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper & More In 12-Minute Comedy Short 'The Nobodies'

The Playlist By Joshua Encinias | The Playlist August 21, 2014 at 5:33PM

Earlier this week, Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman — who are Upright Citizens Brigade alumni — quietly released their new short film “The Nobodies,” and they rounded up comedy names like Jim Gaffigan, "Veep" star Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster to play along.
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The Nobodies

Earlier this week, Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman — who are Upright Citizens Brigade alumni — quietly released their new short film “The Nobodies,” and they rounded up comedy names like Jim Gaffigan, "Veep" star Tony HaleJack McBrayerEllie Kemper, and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster to play along.

The short grew out of a duo Brown and Bratman formed in NYC called “The Barrel Brothers,” that they describe as 'a talentless vaudevillian team of two naïve brothers from a fictional town in Kansas who were out of their depth performing in the big city.' Their long-running show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater won Best Emerging Comedy Duo in 2004, and gave them a platform where they met the actors who appear in their short. Here's the official synopsis:

In “The Nobodies”, our two central characters (Greg and Dusty) have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. Neither one of these protagonists has a solid foundation when it comes to his approach to relationships, career, or friendship. They have both slipped through the cracks – and find themselves as lonely outcasts, as “nobodies” that are surrounded by a lot of “somebodies”.

Last year, Brown and Bratman launched a Kickstarter project to raise $7,000 to produce a short. They ended up raising $10,000, and recruited an impressive cast of somebodies along the way. See the result of their hard work below.

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