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Review: The Shaman Web Series

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Jason Nash as The Shaman. Photo courtesy The Shaman.

In general, a web series can be a hard thing to get into, even though its short, any time / anywhere format would seem conducive to today’s youth-driven media market. Maybe there’s something inherently sketchy about the sustainability of online sketch comedy, like the media moguls who control television are just finding new, more subversive ways to lure us in. Or, maybe a lot of it is just bad, because the internet is boundless and video upload sites are plentiful. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see groups like Derrick Comedy make it out of the online jungle alive, because they have a knack for comedy and a belief in total quality that is so often lacking elsewhere on the interwebs.

These days, however, there’s a sea of talented comedy writers trying to navigate choppy economic waters, and are finding that the internet is more than willing to provide safe harbor. Jason Nash, who LAist last caught up with to talk all things podcast, is one such talent who has brought his considerable skills online with his new web series The Shaman, currently on atom.com.