Comedy Blogedy Exclusive: Turtle Canyon Comedy released the first series of Totally Trented in 2014. It’s a hidden camera prank show by comedian David Trent (Edinburgh Newcomer Nominee 2012) and starring Nick Helm (Breakthrough Act, British Comedy Awards), John Kearns (Edinburgh Newcomer 2013 and Main Award 2014 Winner) and Evelyn Mok (One To Watch Tändstickan 2012).
Trent acted as a deranged cross between Ashton Kutcher, Dom Joly and Jeremy Beadle, as he subjected the peaceful residents of Ruislip (a small village in West London) to a series of pranks and magic tricks. The problem was that David Trent seemed to have zero idea as to what exactly a prank or magic trick was.
Helm, Kearns and Mok wait at a bus stop and then don’t get on a bus, Trent bursts out, playing guitar and yelling: TOTALLY TRENTED!
Trent gathers a crowd to watch him pour sweetener into a glass of water and then proclaim it has disappeared.
The four episode series presented the increasingly bizarre and tragic attempts to be a prankster, in a show that seemed to be falling apart, the longer it went on for. At Turtle Canyon Comedy we pride ourselves on professionalism so we saw out the production day, filmed it as best we could and then set to work on the edit. Totally Trented is what we managed to create from that day. Unconfirmed reports have it that David Trent is convinced he’s created the best TV show ever made. Turtle Canyon Comedy suggests that you all humour him. Especially because he took out an option to make a second series, an option that Turtle Canyon Comedy will never not regret including in the initial agreement.
The second series aims to take the format to never before seen heights, by throwing more money at the problem and trying desperately to replace the now irrelevant (in comedy terms) David Trent. So Turtle Canyon Comedy lined up acts with more buzz and more fans to come in and finally get the show an audience it hasn’t deserved. In stepped Joel Dommett (Impractical Jokers) to host the show and Sam Simmons (Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2014), Evelyn Mok and the Toby Sisters, Sarah & Lizzie Daykin (Live At The Electric, Chickens, Cockroaches) to lead the pranks – sidelining Trent in his own show. With five episodes of the series scheduled for release over the next few months and a high-octane opening episode, Totally Trented 2 promises to finally blow the minds of comedy fans everywhere.