The trials and tribulations of the idiotic comedy duo Cheap Smokes continue with a brand new Cheap Smokes episode at SwearNet!! Laura attempts to make a lovely video tour of her new home town LA for her sweet Mom and Dad but gets high jacked by Jean-Marie and the tour quickly turns into a fucking shit show. Will the girls land an “agint seeking talented acters” their first day in LA?!!
The whole world is about to learn something that SwearNet fans have known for a long time: Kaitlin and Laura from Cheap Smokes have a really fucked sense of humour, but it’s fucked in the best possible way.
After appearing in the Trailer Park Boys TV show and putting together a massive 53-episode season on SwearNet, the ladies are ready to stick yet another fucking feather in their filthy cap. Today, they release their debut comedy album IDIOTT’S, and the dicks at SwearBlog reached out to Kaitlin and Laura to get the dirty low-down!
Holy fuck, an album. That must be a lot of work. Tell us a bit about what goes into creating a comedy album!
Kaitlin – It was definitely a challenge for us because anyone who’s seen our act knows that we are very physical comedians. So it was hard to find sketches that were mainly about the funny things we were saying…and not just Kaitlin running around as a fuckin’ pee goblin wearing a beard and a witch nose. The whole process took us over a year to complete. We had to meticulously go through every take of every track and edit and find what worked and what didn’t and have sound effects added at the exact right time etc etc. It was a lot of work which makes us really proud that it’s finally ready!
Laura – It was a lot of work but we had an amazing team. Comedy Records is pretty amazing. When we listened to our first recordings, we were a bit worried about the album. Recording a sketch album is a lot different than recording a stand-up album. With stand-up, you really just need good sound and an audience. With sketch, you have to add in a bunch of sounds and cues because there is no live audience.
Kaitlin – You MAY hear from a certain Chip and Candace…and perhaps the Mom Wine characters make a bit of an appearance. On this album you can expect a lot of the same sophomoric, silly humor and zany characters that Cheap Smokes is known for. It’s just really fun and silly and sexy (but gross sexy). What else would you expect?
Laura – You can expect only political and high brow humor. There will be absolutely no fart or poop jokes. There will be no dating jokes or self deprecating humor or making fun of “Valley Girls.” Okay… I’m lying. This album doesn’t have a specific style, it’s just us… if that makes sense. Whatever we loved and thought would be good for a non visual album, we recorded it.
Are there any classic comedy albums out there that might’ve inspired or guided you to make one of your own?
Laura – Our dear friends, who are also a duo came out with an album last year based out of New York. The album Rick and Chuck (Jay and Eyton) is so hilarious you will actually have to change your pants. A lot of great Canadian comics have recorded albums recently and we though we could do the same. We looked at all our non physical material we had and said, why not?
What the fuck have you been up to since we last saw you on SwearNet.com? Could you tell us about your live show?
Kaitlin – What have we been up to? Well Laura got a sex change, so that was a huge deal. But really we’ve just been writing and performing and working. We have a project going on with The Boys and we will see where it ends up. Our live show is always very over-the-top physical, ridiculous humour. If you’re an audience member you should know you’re not safe because we may bring you up onstage and fuck with you… literally.
Describe the experience of working with the drunk and stoned idiots at SwearNet. Is Preston really that much of a dick?
Kaitlin – We love those fuckers with all of our hearts! I don’t think SwearNet fans realize how hard those guys really work. Each of them is working on at least 10 different things at any moment. On top of all the work they had to do with TPB, they had to run around Halifax filming us stupid morons in sexy hot dog suits getting rickshaw rides from strange men. Nicole is a genius, Hannah and Chipper work harder than anyone I know, and Zan the sound guy was our protector and would karate chop anyone who gave us a hard time. Preston is a big old teddy bear that loves boxed wine, but he does try really hard to be a dick.
Laura – Working with all the drunk and stoned idiots at SwearNet was actually one of the best times of my life. I know that sounds lame but it really was. The first time when we went and played in the studio while the boys were on tour, we were there for an entire month. They became a family to us. Father Preston, sister Hannah, Protector Zan, cousin Chipper. One time when we were filming “Stoned Movie Reviews” Chipper got us SO high that I actually wanted to die. We were so in our heads, we couldn’t drive home we were that wrecked. I kept thinking, “What if my Dad saw me right now, he would so not be proud?” We will never smoke Chipper’s stuff ever again. Preston is SO far from a dick he’s a pussy. Kidding, he is a sweet teddy bear that never wears pants.
What’s next for Cheap Smokes?
Kaitlin – We have a lot of coals in the fire*…is that a fucking saying? We have a lot of stuff in the works that we can’t quite talk about yet. We will see what happens in the next few months. Hopefully big things. We’ve been at this comedy thing for almost a decade so hopefully someday soon I can have a bit of money and finally get that thing on my car fixed that sounds like a dying cat.
Where can your fans buy your fucking album?
Kaitlin – It’s available on iTunes as of TODAY Friday February 24th. The album is Cheap Smokes “IDIOTT’S”….and yes we meant to spell it that way, Jesus CHRIST! Please go download it now, its fuckin’ hilarious. Buy it for your grandma, she’ll love it! Thanks to SwearNet fans for all your love and support. xoxo Cheap Smokes. (Except Stomachworm….you suck).
Someone’s been fucking around at the SwearNet studio and Preston is PISSED.
On the latest episode of Cheap Smokes, Preston notices that a mysterious vandal has been fucking over the studio, particularly focusing on his office. After alerting (and accusing) Mike Smith, Preston decides to review the after-hours security footage to get to the bottom of it.
Does he discover the culprit? YOU BET!
Jean Marie works her butt off and she isn’t going to miss an opportunity at stardom, you bet!
On the latest Cheap Smokes, Laura is trying her best to put together an audition tape for an upcoming musical. But when you’re in Jean Marie’s space, you have Jean Marie to contend with. And when SwearNet’s multi-talented custodian sees a camera, look the fuck out.
… guess this means Jean Marie didn’t get that promotion she was working for, the last time we saw her…
We’ve all been there – you feel like you’ve been doing the same job forever, with no raise, and no appreciation. That’s how Jean Marie feels in her dead-end job at SwearNet studios, and she wants a promotion, damn it!
If Preston and company can’t see that she is an ASSet, then she’s going to show them that she’s an asset, YOU BET! In the newest episode of Cheap Smokes, Jean Marie goes above and beyond to prove that she’s the best at… mopping walls?
If you’re like most of us at SwearNet and you are unsure about what the fuck Jean Marie actually does, you can check out an earlier video which chronicles a day in her life. You still won’t have a fucking clue about her job, or if she even actually has one, but it’ll be fun to watch.
That fifty bucks is all gone now, and then some, and the show has crumbled to Top O’ the After-Oon to Ya!, because the goddamn cheap letters keep falling off the wall.
But the ladies are in luck – they have enough MOM WINE (now with tequila) to drink away their sorrows in style. Plus – we get a fashion tutorial on zombie makeup, and a stoned review of Deep Throat!
She claims she’s a janitor and she claims she’s banged nearly every staff member at SwearNet studios — and in the newest episode of Cheap Smokes, you get to witness a day in the fucked up life of Jean Marie!
When we first met Jean Marie back in January, it was just the appetizer. Get ready for the full-fucking-course meal, because Jean Marie paid Cheap Smoke’s Laura $250 to film Jean Marie’s life, and it’s a horror story.
Jean Marie takes you on a tour of SwearNet studios, with cameos from the Boys, Preston, Chipper (stoned as FUCK), and many more SwearDicks.
But… aside from trying to blow everybody, what does Jean Marie actually do at SwearNet?!