A short film I made while at USC. Black and White and Entertaining:
MARGARET and RONALD sit. Their teenage son, MITCH enters.
Have a seat, son.
What did you want to see me about, dad?
Your mother and I have been worried about you.
Is it my grades?
No, it’s not your grades. You’re actually doing very well. It’s just that, well how do I put this. . you’re ugly.
You are an ugly, ugly kid. Read the rest of this entry »
A sketch I wrote on why John McCain is announcing his vice presidential candidate on his birthday. This is part of a series of videos and sketches I have been working on with Phillip Wilburn. You can check them out at Funnyordie.com. This sketch was featured in the Improv Olympic show Big News on August 24:
STRAIGHT TALK ON BIRTHDAYS
“Straight Talk” theme music and title card come up. Spotlight up on on JOHN MCCAIN addressing the crowd. Lights not up on the other characters, gathered around a table center stage.
On my birthday, August Twenty-Ninth, I’m going to announce who my running mate is. Now, people come up to me and say, “Hey John McCain, why don’t you do something cool on your birthday, like go to Chuck-E-Cheese? Why do you have to make a big announcement that day?” Let me give you the Straight Talk. See, on my birthday, I’m going to get a year older, and the thing is, I’m already pretty old as it is. I want to have a distraction because I’m getting tired of people talking about my age. For example, let’s look at my birthday from last year.
Lights up on CINDY MCCAIN, MEGHAN MCCAIN, JACK MCCAIN, JAMES MCCAIN, BRIDGET MCCAIN and JOE LIEBERMAN around a table. John walks over and joins them. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that Julia Child was a spy? Apparently, it’s true. So here is a sketch of a lost, early episode of “The French Chef.” This sketch was featured in the Improv Olympic show Big News on August 17:
LOST EPISODE OF “THE FRENCH CHEF”
BRITISH VOICE (V.O.)
And now BBC One presents an early, lost episode of The French Chef with Julia Child.
Insert TITLE CARD – THE FRENCH CHEF WITH JULIA CHILD. Lights up on JULIA CHILD alongside GIUSEPPI, an Italian man tied to a chair. Julia addresses the audience.
Hello. Welcome to The French Chef. I’m Julia Child. It’s so nice of you to join us today because we’re going to be extracting information from an Italian man I captured the other day named Giuseppi.
I-a not telling you nothing!
And we’re going to be doing that with the help of a Raspberry tart in a graham cracker crust. Because they say the quickest way to sensitive information is through a man’s stomach.
Julia Child takes a tray (all action can be mimed if necessary) over to Giuseppi.
These tarts were baked for an hour at four hundred degrees and topped with a dollop of sweet cream that’s just delicious.
Had I known you were American spy, I-a would not have given you my-a mother’s recipe.
She tries to feed Giuseppi the tart, but he won’t open his mouth
Now, Giuseppi, if I wanted to find Mussolini, where would I go?
I-a no tell you where he is.
Julia breaks from Giuseppi to address the audience.
It seems as though our friend is being a little more uncooperative than I would like, but that’s OK. When that happens, I like to throw in a little bit of torture.
What?! Read the rest of this entry »