The brainsapling of creators Brad Einstein and Kyle Niemer, Tree Huggers Comedy melds stunning visuals, unexpected humor, and the odd person in an animal costume to create nature documentaries that are a little John Muir, a little John Oliver, and a little John Cougar Mellencamp (provided he was an actual cougar). Through our explorations of America’s wild wonders and the issues facing them, we have been named Crater Lake National Park’s 2019 Artists-In-Residence, the 2020 USDA Forest Service’s “Voices of the Wilderness” for The Kootznoowoo Wilderness, and have helped secure funding for the first-ever educational signage at the Pando Clone Forest, the largest organism on earth. Our work has been featured in The Salt Lake Tribune, and is currently streaming on Outside Online.
We blazed a trailer! Here's a quick look at a few of the places we've been exploring over the past few years. Check back soon for more videos!
The American Forests
This is an excerpt from "The American Forests," an essay by John Muir published in The Atlantic in 1897. We dig it, and hope you will to.
Brad is a comedian, writer, and naturalist. Called a "Brilliant Comedy Mastermind" by Time Out NY, he has toured with the Second City, contributed to the Emmy-nominated 5th Season of Billy on the Street, and created live events for both the Tribeca Film and Aspen Ideas Festivals. He was the recipient of “Outstanding Actor” at the 2017 LA Webfest, and is currently the host of Encyclopedia Commedia at Caveat NYC. He has created numerous launch campaigns for Netflix series, including Springsteen on Broadway and Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh.
Kyle is a director and producer living in Chicago, IL. He specializes in backcountry filming, having directed and produced content for notable brands including DeVry University, Sonic, US Foods and Power Stop Brakes. He was nominated for Best Directing at the 2017 LA WebFest and his digital series Trail to Sema has won every precious metal the Telly Awards give out.