ABSURD INDIE COMEDIES THAT NOBODY WATCHES
Upside Down Creative Media is a sketch writing duo, specializing in what they like to describe as relatively funny indie comedies. The funny short films, commercial parodies, comedy skits, and funny videos are produced exclusively for their own selfish interest and artistic expression. The duo was formed in November 2013 in Jacksonville, FL by Marshall Malone and Rob Moccio. Marshall is primarily the director, editor, writer, producer, and marketer of the group. Some of his influences in comedy include Chris Farley, Bill Hicks, Andy Kaufman, George Carlin, Louis CK, Andy Samberg, SNL prior to 2016, Kyle Newacheck, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and Pete Holmes. Rob contributes to the sketch writing, character creation, and stars in nearly 100% of the short films, parodies, and sketches. His comedic influences range widely including SNL, Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, Cartoon Network, Eric Wareheim, and Jim Carrey.
BEST UNKNOWN COMEDIES EVER? NAH.
The team at Upside Down Creative Media strive to make the best unknown comedies ever, but the majority of the indie comedies produced by Upside Down Creative Media are improvisational. They claim to push boundaries in comedy, often going in an uncharted, non-sequitur direction, for the purpose of seeking out something new, but really, they have no clue what the Hell they are doing. Marshall and Rob are driven to end the culture of the pretentious, megalomaniac artists, as well as the comedy lined thickly with layers of politically correct messages, by ‘finding the funny’ in everything and everyone.
By spreading the culture of lighthearted humility through their sketch comedy shorts and skits, they strive to bring all people together to realize the one truth in this world: we’re all human. Unlike most of the successful comedy sources out there that manipulate their large fan-base to be politically active because they believe it is “the right thing to do,” Upside Down Creative Media refuses to become a platform to spread any partisan political messages or attack people based on their beliefs. The guys at UDCM just want to make funny content for the world to consume and have fun doing it.
THE FOUNDERS: THE REASON THIS INSANE CONTENT EXISTS
THESE GUYS ARE AS RELEVANT AS THE CAST OF USA NETWORK’S “WEIRD SCIENCE” FROM 1994
When Upside Down Creative Media was started in 2013, the original idea was to have a comedy collective that multiple people could come together to create funny stuff. Throughout the years, Upside Down Creative Media has had help, but the only two consistent players in this whole ordeal are the men you see below.
Marshall has been attempting to be funny in the form of producing sketches since 2008. After coming to the realization he was not funny on camera, he retreated to the other side of the lens to start directing. He has also taken several writing classes at The Second City in Chicago.
Rob has been creating comedy since 2007. It all started out with him trying to get his friends out to the local Ale House and spiraled down to him buying Semen for Cents. Although he never performs live, he has the ability to come up with a sketch and act it out within minutes.
In November 2017, we collaborated with WONK, Inc., a full service production company owned by Kyle Newacheck, co-creator and director of Comedy Central’s Workaholics. We were asked to produce a full segment for their web series, WONK News. Check out the whole WONK Inc. website. It’s loaded with great content and a growing collection of comedic web series in their library.
FEATURED INDEPENDENT COMEDIES
Every couple months, UDCM features a new funny video. This indie comedy video was put together after about 2 years of Rob and Marshall filming together. It’s a commercial parody of the old 1990’s CD compilation sets that used to be sold by Time Life.
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN 2017
Our most recent project is titled, Real Reality: Life Inside The Discomfort Zone. It’s premiere was on August 6th, 2017 at the LOL JAX Film Festival where it received the Audience Choice Award. Future nationwide screenings are TBD and will be announced as we secure bookings.
UPCOMING SKETCH RELEASE
Our next project to be released in December 2017 is a sketch titled: How To Be A Director. It will be available on YouTube and Funny or Die.
UDCM MENTIONED AROUND THE WEB
Occasionally we get some recognition from the people we admire. Here are some instances from the past where our work has been shared across social media.
— Brandzooka (@Brandzooka) June 25, 2017
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) June 2, 2015
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) June 2, 2015
Woah, this is amazing. I like where your head is at @themarshallmalone & @officialudcm #sasheergreenscreenchallenge #Repost @themarshallmalone ・・・ @thesheertruth from #snl has this challenge going and my mind is in left field today, so I thought I'd give it a shot. #sasheergreenscreenchallenge #weird #wtf