Barats and Bereta

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Luke Barats
Born Luke Pierre Barats
(1983-11-23) November 23, 1983 (age 31)
Idaho
Occupation YouTube comedian, actor, producer, writer
Years active 2003–Present
Joe Bereta
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Bereta at VidCon 2012
Born Joseph Daniel Bereta
(1982-11-13) November 13, 1982 (age 32)
Columbia Falls, Montana
Occupation YouTube comedian, actor, producer, writer, SourceFed host
Years active 2003–Present
Employer Phil DeFranco Networks & Merchandise
Spouse(s) Heather Bereta

Barats and Bereta is a web-based sketch comedy duo consisting of Luke Pierre Barats and Joseph Daniel Bereta. Formed in 2003, the duo originally made videos to amuse friends, often combining real and fictional acts. They met when both were students of Gonzaga University.[1][2] These videos eventually made it onto their website and onto YouTube. Their viral videos have also earned them the description of an Internet phenomenon. They currently have over 413,000 subscribers on YouTube. Views of videos released in 2006 have topped over ten million and more recent videos have an average of 200,000 views. Both have portrayed characters on the popular YouTube web series The Annoying Orange.

NBC signed them for a one-year deal in 2006.[2] "This is Culdesac", the sketch comedy pilot they produced, directed, wrote, edited, and acted in under contract, was not picked up by NBC. However their next television project was being a more traditional sitcom.[3] The pilot did not result in the series airing.

Huffington Post has covered videos from the duo in multiple online publications.[4][5]

In 2012, Bereta became a host on the news and current events web series, SourceFed. However, he recently confirmed that he would be leaving Sourcefed on December 31st, 2014 Unlike Meg Turney and Elliot Morgan, he confirmed that he would make guest White Wall and Table talk appearances.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melly Lee (March 13, 2012). "BARATS AND BERETA YOUTUBE PERSONALITIES". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (September 26, 2006). "NBC clicks YouTube duo". Variety (Variety). Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jim Kershner (May 6, 2007). "Spotlight : Barats, Bereta buddy up for NBC pilot". Spokesman. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Man Vs. Toddler: The Final Battle (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. November 26, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hapi Berth Dey: Luke Barats Figures Out How To Avoid Copyright Problems When Singing 'Happy Birthday' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. January 31, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 

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