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Please Don't Destroy | Universal | August 18, 2023

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Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled buddy comedy from Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy, the comedy trio known as Please Don’t Destroy.


The film tackles the story of three childhood friends who live and work together. The trio decides they don’t like where their lives are headed and set off to find gold treasure rumored to be buried in the nearby mountain.


Please Don’t Destroy (PDD) is a comedy group consisting of Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy. The trio met at NYU and started performing together all over NYC. During the pandemic, PDD caught fire and grew a massive cult following with their self-produced videos online. They were hired as writers on the latest Season 47 of Saturday Night Live (SNL) and were also tapped to create digital shorts in their signature style for the show – favorites include “Three Sad Virgins” featuring Taylor Swift and Pete Davidson, “Good Variant,” “Hard Seltzer,” “Rami Wants a Treat” and more.


In addition to writing the screenplay, Marshall, Higgins and Herlihy will star in and executive produce the film.


Additional cast will be announced in the coming weeks.


The project will be helmed by SNL directing alum Paul Briganti. Briganti recently wrapped his fifth season as a director on SNL and has been behind some of the most viral and critical hits of the past several seasons. He is currently developing an original TV project with Tina Fey and Broadway Video for Peacock. Additionally, he has directed multiple episodes of At Home with Amy Sedaris for TruTV. Previous credits include Chad for TBS, Pick Me Up for MTV, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) and Adam Ruins Everything (Pilot/TruTV).


Production for the film began in North Carolina in July, with a release date set for August 18, 2023.


I...have never heard of these people in my life. Am I out of touch?

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8 hours ago, Eric the Tethered said:

I only know them because they do videos for Saturday Night Live, basically a new Lonely Island now that Andy Samberg & Friends moved onto greener pastures/aged out of being youthful internet comedians. Anyway here's some of their SNL stuff:





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