VIDEO: Pete Shoots an Uncomfortable Commercial in Episode 9 of THE RESIDUALS

We have been falling in love with the comedy web series THE RESIDUALS over the last week. The series shines a light on the thankless world of auditioning for commercials. In this week's episode "The Shoot," Pete shoots his Clyde's commercial, Valerie confronts Mark in the most strategic way possible, and Keith gets some constructive criticism during a voiceover audition. To revisit all of this season's episodes, visit

Recently the show's creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pennsavalle have given us 10 Hilarious Tips for Commercial Auditioning and had an open conversation about shooting "The GAME OF THRONES of comedy web series.

The season finale will air on Tuesday, through May 13. Created by and starring Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle, "The Residuals" is inspired by their experiences as actors auditioning for commercials in New York City. Each Season One episode (with a running time of about seven minutes) gives viewers a hilarious inside view at the bizarre world of auditions, callbacks, costume fittings and commercial shoots.

Smith stars as aspiring actor Pete Hamilton, with Pensavalle cast as a softhearted casting associate named Valerie. The principal cast also includes Nick Costa as Pete's character-actor roommate, Kelly Warne as a high-strung actress who is self-conscious about her age, Mark Gessner as a powerful casting director with Anger Management issues, and James Tabeek (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Taboo) as his loyal-to-a-fault assistant.

The cast of "The Residuals" has amassed numerous credits on TV, Broadway, the Web and, of course, commercials. Featured in Season One are: Patrick Jones, Emily Tarver, Alisha B. Woods, Allison Levering Wong, Benjamin Hey, Mike O'Gorman, Missy O'Reilly, Cathryn Mudon, Kathy Searle, Rocco Chierichella, Jeremy Redleaf, Dave Hanson, Ted O'Gorman, David Crownson, Adam Mace, Joel Walker, Carrie-Rachel Dean and Desiree Care.

"The Residuals'" is produced by Smith and Pensavalle through Take It Back Productions and edited by Pensavalle. The director of photography is Emmy Award winner Ed Caraballo. Script supervisor is Carrie Rachel-Dean. All episodes feature contemporary music from Rhymesayers Entertainment and Smalls Live.

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