Klingon Kiss Me Karaoke

Another project for Improvised Star Trek, we recently produced a music video of a Klingon translation of Sixpence None the Richer’s 90s Pop hit: Kiss me. Inspired by an episode of Improvised Star Trek, translated by the Klingon Christmas Carol, and performed with perfection by Jen Usellis, the video became a minor viral hit, garnering over 100,00 views in the first two weeks an getting featured on a wide range of sites including, but not limited to, Buzzfeed, MTV Geek, Conan O’Brien, and Gizmodo(France).

A Very Clever Offbeat Bride

Offbeat Bride, an “ongoing celebration of couples who dare to walk off the beaten aisle” has featured the Steampunk Save the Date we produced for Sean Kelley & Chelsea Ives on their blog.
You can check out the other unique videos couples used to announce their nuptials here.


Very Clever has produced a new video promo for New Leaf Theatre‘s upcoming production, Lighthousekeeping.

For more information, and to buy tickets, head to http://newleaftheatre.org/

a lot of phasers in the fire

that would actually be pretty dangerous. Regardless, Very Clever has been hard at work producing podcast episodes for Improvised Star Trek, a Chicago improv troupe taking their space-based comedy to the final frontier of of the internet. And yes, you might notice a certain amount of overlap between Very Clever and the IST cast.

You can subscribe to the podcast, to get another new episode ever week by clicking here.

A Very Classic Short

Take note! Very Clever’s 2007 award winning short Sing O’Muse is now on the site. Its one of our favorites, and the only one to include a cheerful ditty about the brutal sacking of a city. And we made it only 12 hours! Enjoy.

Chicago Politics

Sadly, Chicago Alderman Ed Bus failed to garner the necessary votes to force Rahm Emanuel into a run-off, ending his Very Clever endorsed bid for Chicago Mayor.

Very Clever is proud of our contribution to Alderman Bus’ candidacy, and all Ed Bus videos can be seen at 53rdward.com and Schadenfreude.net.

Ed Bus Shovels Out Chicago

Another campaign video for Alderman Ed Bus, from Schadenfreude.net and Very Clever. Enjoy.

Ed Bus for Mayor

Very Clever is please to offer its endorsement for Chicago’s upcoming Mayoral Election, 53 Ward Alderman Ed Bus. We were lucky enough to be able to work with Schadenfreude as they followed the long-time Alderman on his campaign.

To view the videos, and to follow Ed’s campaign for mayor, head to Schadenfreude.net

In case you missed it…

New contest films have been added to the site. Check out Un Duet Dans Les Nuage, our whimsical entry to the 100 Hour Film Race Grand Prix of 2009; and Crosswords, our buddy movie for the 2010 Chicago Film Race.

complete your set

For completions sake, please enjoy the final two promos Very Clever did for Improvised Star Trek. This past Saturday was the season one finale of Improvised Star Trek marking the departure of their beloved Captain Julius Valentine Baxter:

The crew is still waiting for his replacement to be assigned, leaving in charge First Officer Corbomite Hayes:

The second season of Improvised Star Trek begins April 24th at the iO Theater.

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