The World We Live InNew Haven's Finest Public Access Comedy

The World We Live In

Latest Episode: “Go Big or Go Home! (Part 1)”

New Haven’s Finest Public Access Sketch Comedy

Created by and Starring:

Nick Grunerud

Peter Cunningham

The World We Live In is a sketch comedy show on New Haven, CT’s local public access channel CTV (27 on Comcast). All original sketches, songs, films, shorts, &tc. New episodes from time to time, or so.


14) “Go Big or Go Home! (Part 1)

episode 14, go big or go home

13) “War and Peace”

Episode 12: War and Peace

12) “C Words and B Words and F Words and D Words”

Episode 12: C Words and B Words and F Words and D Words

11) “Fired Again”

Episode 11: Fired Again

10) “Secrets”

Episode 10: Secrets

9) “The Debate”

Episode 9: The Debate

8) “Big Ideas”

Episode 8: Big Ideas

7) “Sex Tape”

Episode 7: Sex Tape

6) “Badonkadonk”

Episode 6: Badonkadonk

5) “Fannypack”

Episode 5: Fannypack

4) “Togetherness”

Episode 4: Togetherness

3) “Rage”

Episode 3: Rage

2) “Anniversary”

Episode Two: Anniversary


1) “The Mood for Food” 

Episode One: The Mood for Food


More about The World We Live In


Okay, look. No one is interested in reading this. It doesn’t even need to be here. But I spend a decent chunk of change on hosting for this site (it’s not a fortune, but I’m billed irregularly and it always comes as a shock), and I’d like to increase free traffic a bit if I can. That means getting more search traffic, and that means you need content on your homepage! So I’m gonna do my best to just, get some content on this page here, alright? Don’t read it if you don’t want to. I don’t blame you. It’s not for you. It’s for Papa Fucking Google. I encourage you to watch the episodes above, or check out our blog instead. That’s where the good shit is. It’s really good! I’m proud of all of it. I’m not proud of this. This is functional. Anyway.

More about The World We Live In (For Real This Time)

The World We Live In is a comedy show from New Haven, Connecticut. It’s on Citizen Television, Comcast’s local public access station in the New Haven/Hamden/West Haven area. It airs at night because there’s lots of swearing and shit. The whole thing was Nick Grunerud’s idea, and he asked Peter Cunningham to do it with him for some reason, and now they do it together.

It’s a sketch comedy show. There’s a mixture of stuff that’s filmed in the studio, and also stuff that’s filmed in the field. It’s all edited together. There are characters, and Nick sings lots of funny songs, and also there are sketches and monologues and stuff. It’s often surreal, and more infrequently quite funny.

Two things have grown from the public access show:

  1. Semi-regular live performances, starring Pete & Nick and often featuring guest comedians from the New York City comedy scene. It’s not like The World We Live In is a big deal, it’s just that Nick is a nice guy and good at networking, and comedians are generally willing to perform anywhere because practice is really important.
  2. This very website, where there is some humorous writing and blogs and stuff in addition to videos from the show.

So that’s the long and short of it. You’re already on the site. If you’re curious, just watch the fucking thing. Skip the first four or so episodes, though, honestly. We were still, to use a tired cliche, “finding our voice.” I think “Fannypack” is where it really picks up. Not that the earlier episodes don’t have their moments, don’t get me wrong. I’m just trying to be honest here.

To reiterate: The World We Live In is a sketch comedy show on public access in New Haven, Connecticut, and also a live show and a blog.

More about New Haven Comedy

There’s really not much of a comedy scene in New Haven! There was one comedy club on Wooster Street, with a logo that looked inexplicably like a C-grade comic book super-villain, but it closed. Now there are some open mics here and there, mostly at bars, and some national acts come through to a handful of concert venues, but there’s not like, a scene. There’s a music scene! Not really a comedy one, though. That I am familiar with, anyway. I think Hartford is doing better in that department. I mean, anyone here who wants to do comedy just goes down to New York, because why the hell wouldn’t they? It’s right fucking there! Not us though.

All of this is basically to say that we’re on the cutting fucking edge of New Haven comedy baby, and don’t you fucking forget it! We own the New Haven comedy scene. Beecher can fucking suck it.

Anyway, if you’re ever in the area, see if we got any live shows coming up. We’d probably be happy to hang out!

Thanks, and enjoy the show!