Back in 2007, stand up comedians and friends, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis discovered their shared love of the big screen and popcorn. In 2007 they began reviewing movies for Current TV so they could see Pixar flicks in the middle of the day together and not feel weird. Kristian could finally put his years in development at Silver Pictures to good use and Mark would try to find a way to eat popcorn for free. The Schmoes were born.
• Since taking their show to Youtube in 2008, Schmoes Know Movies has gone on to become one of YouTube’s most popular movie review series with over 65,000 subscribers and over 13,000,000 video views.http://www.youtube.com/schmoesknow They are currently the only Youtube Movie Reviewers certified on Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPA
• The Schmoes are also the first Youtube movie reviewers to be hired by Fandango as regular reviewers for their site as well as their sister site, Movies.com. In 2011, Movies.com/Fandango picked up The Schmoes Know Top 5 show and it is one of their most watched shows on the site. http://www.movies.com/search-result?search=schmoes+know
• In April of 2011, The Schmoes began their own podcast with guests such as tom Arnold, Jon Lajoie, Steve Rannazzisi and by the 10th episode the show was number 15 on Itunes in Film and Television. The show was put on the Toadhopnetwork in April 2012 and has become one of the hottest show on the network averaging close to 300,000 downloads per month. Past guests include Maria Menounos, Katee Sackhoff, Sean Astin, Craig Brewer, Tom Arnold, Shanola Hampton, Bai Ling, Grae Drake and Jenna Busch amongst many others. http://www.toadhopnetwork.com/f/Schmoes
The Schmoes relaunched their site http://www.schmoesknow.com in May of 2013 and average between 6-8k unique visitors a day and have been responsible for breaking stories such as Star Wars casting news as well as Jurassic Park IV scoops.
SOCIAL MEDIA STATS:
YOUTUBE: schmoesknow - 291k subscribers
FACEBOOK: schmoesknow - 96,000 likes
TWITTER: @SchmoesKnow - 83k followers
INSTAGRAM: @schmoesknowshow 23.3k followers
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