Dude(s)(and non-), it’s 2017. It’s time for a new year, a fresh start, and a chance to take a breather. Why not do that with your hosts Janjay and Nic — Smile Politely’s newest dude-duo as they review and countdown the TOP 10 things this past year had to offer us on a local scale. From Windsor Road, to the Cubs winning some sports thing, and all the new and exciting food destinations, 2016 had a little bit of everything and the dudes break it all down in their very first video with Smile Politely.

Introductions might be in order here: The two dudes (above) are Nic Morse and Janjay Knowlden, former and current Theatre students from the U of I. Both of the guys love film, creativity, conversation, and food!  Both are founders of the local film group known as Protagonist Pizza Productions which was also created in 2016. Be on the lookout for more from the dudes and Protagonist Pizza and we hope you have a great 2017!

Check out the video on YouTube if that is your preferred avenue.