Stone and Stone

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This article is about the American comedy duo. For the German music duo, see Stone & Stone.
Stone and Stone
Born March 22, 1983
New York
Occupation Comedy Duo
Website
http://www.stoneandstone.org

Stone and Stone is an American comedy duo consisting of twin brothers, Adam and Todd Stone (born on March 22, 1983).

Life and career[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Adam and Todd Stone were born in New York City. They attended Wesleyan University together and graduated in 2005.[1]

Career[edit]

While at Wesleyan University, the brothers developed a variety show combining their individual performance skills into a single act. During their sophomore year, the brothers gave their first performance as Stone and Stone.[2][3]

Online Series[edit]

Adam and Todd Stone portrayed recurring roles as The Henchman in Penelope Princess of Pets, a comedic online series developed by the comedy duo of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, which also includes a theme song written and performed by comedian/musician Reggie Watts. This web series consisted of 3- to 5-minute webisodes for comedy website Super Deluxe. Penelope premiered online in March 2007, with nine webisodes released.[4] It was picked up soon after to be adapted into a television show for United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4.[5]

Comedic short films/commercials/television[edit]

The Stones have made numerous comedic short videos featured on the web. With highlights including work for Comedy Central's Atom TV.[6][7] They also starred as principals in a national Verizon FiOS commercial.[8][9]

The Stones have appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where they reached the semi-final round in Las Vegas.[10]

Live performances[edit]

The Stone twins have performed in many of the largest comedy clubs in the U.S., including Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, New York Friars' Club, Stand-Up NY and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.[11][12][13][14][15] Each month, the Stones host the long-running live show, Stone and Stone, at the Peoples Improv Theater.[16]

Awards & recognition[edit]

The Stones are both members of the New York Friars' Club.[17][18][19] In February 2008, judges Steve Schirripa and Richard Belzer selected Stone and Stone to advance to the Last Comic Standing, Season 6, semi-finals in Las Vegas.[10][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stone and Stone". WESeminars, Voices of Liberal Learning. Wesleyan University, http://www.wesleyan.edu/. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Double trouble at Stone and Stone — The Wesleyan Argus
  3. ^ Larchmont Gazette.com: Comedy Comes to Larchmont
  4. ^ McCarthy, Sean L. (27 October 2008). "Penelope: Princess of Pets, the finale?". the comic's comic. Retrieved 2010-05-13. "The final three episodes of web series, Penelope: Princess of Pets, finally went online at Super Deluxe this morning." 
  5. ^ Emma Kat Richardson (12 January 2009). "Kristen Schaal: Indie comedy goddess". Punchline Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-13. "Well, this just came up recently, but me and my friend Kurt Braunohler made this web series called Penelope: Princess of Pets, and it looks like we’re going to turn it into a pilot for Channel 4 in London. So yeah: this year, it’s going to be me trying to figure out how to make a pilot in London." 
  6. ^ Hanukkah Mannequin | Funny Videos | Atom.com
  7. ^ Holiday Hell | Atom.com
  8. ^ stone and stone – Wesleying
  9. ^ http://happyblog.freevar.com/stones-verizon-fios-twins-commercial/
  10. ^ a b 'You've got your hands full': Identical twins 'Stone and Stone' compete on reality show, 'Last Comic Standing'
  11. ^ Friends of the Festival
  12. ^ Like2Laugh StandUp Comedy: Westchester, Fairfield, NYC
  13. ^ http://www.friarsclub.com/Epistle/Epistle_Spring%2009/gift%20of%20laughter_wounded%20warriors.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.friarsclub.com/Epistle/Epistle_Spring%2009/So%20You%20Think%20You%20can%20Roast%20_1_2.pdf
  15. ^ Search Results fatel : Punchline Magazine - All things in Stand Up Comedy
  16. ^ The Peoples Improv Theater | Daily Downstairs Show Schedule for (2011-03-03)
  17. ^ Eric V. Copage (December 1, 2010). "CITYROOM; A Youth Movement at the Friars Club. No Joke.". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ http://www.friarsclub.com/Epistle/Epsitle%20_Fall_2009/Live_at_theFriars.pdf
  19. ^ Broadway After Dark
  20. ^ Patrick Huguenin (October 31, 2008). "New comedy faces vie for plum spot". New York Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com/. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Comedy Matters with John Leguizamo, Bill Burr, more". Punchline Magazine, http://punchlinemagazine.com/. August 6, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 

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