Barats and Bereta
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|Born||Luke Pierre Barats
November 23, 1983
|Occupation||YouTube comedian, actor, producer, writer|
Bereta at VidCon 2012
|Born||Joseph Daniel Bereta
November 13, 1982
Columbia Falls, Montana
|Occupation||YouTube comedian, actor, producer, writer, SourceFed host|
|Employer||Phil DeFranco Networks & Merchandise|
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 Formed in 2003, the duo originally made videos to amuse friends, often combining real and fictional acts.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. 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. "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. The pilot did not result in the series airing.
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 31, 2014. Unlike Meg Turney and Elliott Morgan, he confirmed that he would make guest White Wall and Table talk appearances.
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- Barats and Bereta Official Site
- Barats and Bereta Myspace Page
- Barats and Bereta's channel on YouTube