After the last posting, a friend emailed and reminded me that I had also promised to post a clip to another recent short film that I was in. “Absconded” is a comedy short that was a Finalist in improv Olympic West’s comedy video competition a few months ago. Here it is:
I recently finished a first draft on yet another comedy feature… it is a ‘spec’ of course – relax everybody. So now, while that 1st draft is cooling off and resting, there always has to be a “next thing” to start working on immediately… to preserve the momentum, the habit, the ritual of work (sorry, went a little bit Thomas Wolfe there for a second, an instant, a brief packet of time.) So, I am finally starting to work on the new version of my Punk Rock stories show. The last time I did the full, 50ish minute, show, I only had that much material – a lot less than an hour that I then stretched mercilessly. Now, as I revisit that older stuff, I’ve also got an additional hour (at least) of more punk rock stories. So now the challenge will be re-writing and cutting, cutting, cutting, to turn 2+ hours of material into a 48 minute show that is still funny, makes sense and that, hopefully, has some kind of point to it. So here is a “live” clip of one of my stories – told at the Comedy Central stage. You can find more on my funnyordie page too.
…as I mentioned recently. I have been doing some (very rare for me) on-camera stuff for/with friends. Here is the latest short film: A look “behind the scenes” at the creation of the title song for one of the 70’s most memorable sitcoms – in the form of a fever dream.
Interesting timing because “the Other Ray Charles” passed away just a few weeks ago after a long & successful career. RIP Ray! Much respect!
So here is the film “Come & Knock – the Other Ray Charles“
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In a rare treat for this writer and generally behind-the-scenes and/or behind-the-camera guy, a short comedy I did a cameo in made it through to the finals in this year’s “Scripted Comedy Festival” at Hollywood’s own iO West (that stands for “Improv Olympic” for you non-comedy-nerds.) We’ll see how it does in the final showdown this Saturday night, but it is always fun to work with friends, see the results on screen and hear strangers laugh. It is pretty much what we live for. I’ll post the link as soon as the competition is over.
In other news, things over at Blunt Farce are heating up – in spite of the lack of new posts. The animated cartoons are getting some renewed interest and we’re working on aligning the stars for the new podcasting venture – which is way trickier than you might expect. …and NO, that is not me in the picture, wise ass.
Just a quick note to let friends & subscribers know that I am finally bringing Another LA Cartoon back from hiatus. Finally figured out a way to make & manipulate the images without the help of PhotoShop. So, with any luck, ALAC will be posting a new cartoon every Thursday morning for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your interest, and your patience. Click the link above or the cartoon in the sidebar –>