Friday, September 4, 2009

Live From New York.

The rumors are true- I started at Saturday Night Live this week. I'll be a full time staff writer this season until they realize their terrible mistake and kick me to the curb. In preparation I have padded all of the curbs around Rockefeller Center.

My nervousness and excitement is matched only by my gratitude to my family and friends who have supported me along the way.

You ain't seen nothin' yet.

New Sketch- Thin Walls

This was a really fun late night shoot. Dan Gurewitch let us use his apartment and raccoon picture. Then he eventually fell asleep.


Starring Abby Elliott, Zach Woods, and Paul W. Downs. Directed by Brandon Bassham, written by me, shot and edited by the universal stud Pete Schultz. Ryan Schultz was the crew. Shot for UCB Comedy by Bobby Chicago.

I know a lot of talented and awesome people who do stuff for free!

Monday, August 31, 2009

"you did it, city of Buffalo!"

I wrote this for 27 Kidneys right after Tim Russert died. I was very sad about it, and this was kind of cathartic. This is one of omy favorite things we ever did- I wish you could see all the people who were actually on stage, including Chris Kelly dressed as an actual buffalo. Nate Shelkey is a great Karl Rove. Making the picture of Russert and choregraphing the puzzle was actually really hard.

A live sketch!

This one is from Maude Night. I was really nervous about it because it introduces a sensitive topic, but I love the audience reaction when the realize what the game is. Kate McKinnon is awesome as the lawyer, and I personally love Marcus Bishop-Wright's "I"ll allow it."

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Sketch

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This is a sketch I wrote and directed, and was lucky enough to get some amazing people involved.

Abby Elliott from Saturday Night Live plays Miss USA, and Paul W. Downs from the UCB Theatre plays Perez Hilton. Matt Fisher, also from UCB, plays, wait for it... Pat Lisher.

Pete Schultz shot and edited it like the pro that he is.

So much funny stuff happened while we were filming this. Cutting it down to "internet video" length was a brutal process. We're planning on a director's cut.

Also, shout out to Bobby Chicago.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What We Are Plus What We Were Makes Us Pittburgh

So, I had this idea to parody Beyonce's "Single Ladies" with "Steeler Ladies." And everyone involved actually followed through. The result is INCREDIBLE. Basically, I wrote the words, sent them off to Addi Twigg, we tweaked them, then she and Sean Donaldson (they have a band called "Bait& Switch") somehow managed to create this.

http://www.steelerladies.com/

Its been on the radio:

http://kissnation.961kiss.com/mikey/blog/2009/01/27/steelers_ladies_song

And is a finalist for the Post-Gazette Steelers Fight Song:

http://www.post-gazette.com/steelernation/steelersongs_voting.asp

We put it on YouTube and its already got 1400 views inthe past day, which is no Derrick Comedy but its pretty nuts when you consider our market isnt that big.

I'll keep you posted!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Something funny to me personally

Its really funny to me when I see two people out together wearing identical winter coats.