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Creator / Olan Rogers

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Olan Rogers (born June 11, 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a film-maker, photographer, and comedian from Tennessee well known for his work with The Balloon Shop and his other channel on YouTube. While mainly making comedic shorts, he also dabbles in experimental short films and music videos. He has recently been rising in YouTube fame for his miniseries The Last Scene, New Prime, and soon to be Pop Rocket. The Last Scene is an Affectionate Parody of action movie ending cliches, while New Prime is one of Science Fiction. Both are well-known for their sharp yet bizarre wit as well as being surprisingly cerebral. He's also a major Cloudcuckoolander and Nice Guy.

Also dabbles in Stand-Up Comedy, having released two spoken word albums in 2010 titled: Don't Poke the Bear and Bring the Bacon.

He is not, however, an astronaut, geophysicist, nor a dragon slayer. Here is his website, his store, The Balloon Shop, YouTube channel, his Twitter, and Facebook.

Notable Works

Olan Roger's works provide examples of:

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  • Acting for Two: All of the characters are played by about four people, 60% of which are played by Olan himself, 10% by Reid Sullivan, 20% by Thomas Gore, and 8% by Starscream. Lampshaded, of course.
  • Aerith and Bob: Ferris, Dutch, Valavingee, Scar, Zack, Bob... Interestingly, The most normal names (Bob, Zack) go to the least normal characters.
  • Better than a Bare Bulb
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Nearly every one of his characters ever, as well as Olan himself. Of particular note, Bob and Hans of New Prime and Zack McSleuthberger of The Last Scene.
    • A memorable tumblr post:
    wolfennights asked: Olan, do you have ADD/ADHD?
    Olan: I have a HD TV.
  • Fake Brit: (Or something) In some of his videos.
  • Goshdang It To Heck: Olan never uses a swear more vulgar than "crap". Surprisingly, this arguably makes his videos much funnier.
  • Large Ham: Yes.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Oh so much.

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  • Genre Shift: Made a Mega Man X Fan Film that is a straight action sequence with no comedy. And it's awesome. Also his experimental shorts and music videos are much more serious than the work he's most known for.
  • Next Stall Shenanigans: In "Ghost in the Stalls", Olan talks about pranking the guy in the stall next to him by making noises while keeping out of sight. He ultimately yells, "RUN!" which the guy does... leaving his pants for Olan to report to the attendant.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: "Fannywinkler" in Laying It On The Stones.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: Invoked/Parodied by The Fun Cop.