- LOS ANGELES
Production house m ss ng p eces has brought L.A.-based comedy directing team Nick & Charles aboard its roster. The duo had previously been repped in the ad arena by Gifted Youth, the commercial arm of Funny Or Die.
Ari Kuschnir, founder of m ss ng p eces, said, “Nick & Charles are funny dudes with funny ideas. They came out of Funny or Die and Adult Swim where they wrote and directed really funny stuff all the time. They make spots and they get Internet humor. I really like them and they expand our comedy offering which is super exciting.”
Nick & Charles’ combined writing, VFX, and directing skills drew the attention of Funny Or Die where under the mentorship of comedy Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, they honed their craft, successfully delivering dozens of hit videos and pieces of branded content. As former staff writer/directors at Funny or Die, Nick & Charles helmed many of the site’s most popular projects over the last few years including the notable sketch “Don Cheadle as Captain Planet” and the viral “HUVR Tech” hover-board prank, both of which garnered tens of millions of views.
Nick & Charles have worked with such actors as Jim Carrey, John Goodman, Marion Cotillard, Gerard Butler and Charlize Theron, just to name a few. Since leaving Funny Or Die, they’ve directed projects for Comedy Central, ABC, Adult Swim, and IFC. Nick & Charles’ recent Adult Swim special “Lords of Synth” made waves online and underscores their thinking-outside-the-box approach to storytelling.