9/7/12 “Schooled” [VIDEO]

I am very proud of this video, which is my first collaboration with Director & Cinematographer Anthony Bosco (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm4010653/). This sketch was developed from an improv scene, and stars several members of my improv troupe, Ficus (including me)! It screened at Second City Hollywood’s Second City Shorts on August 31, 2012.


2/20/10 My Directing Debut: “The Tudor Tutor” [VIDEO]

I thought I might like directing,* so I produced, directed and edited “The Tudor Tutor,” a comedy sketch written by and starring comic genius Michaela Meyers (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm3045707/). Also starring Tyler Blackburn (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm2107620/). Featuring the musical stylings of David Carmon (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm1426525/) & Jaya Subramanian (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm4374786/). Developed at Second City Hollywood (http://www NULL.secondcity NULL.com/) under the wise tutelage of Ron West (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm0922328/).

*Turns out I do not like directing, but I am still very happy with this sketch.

9/12/09 “This is Why Mommy Drinks” Sketch Show @ Second City Hollywood

My Second City Conservatory (http://www NULL.secondcity NULL.com/training/hollywood/) Graduate show, This Is Why Mommy Drinks, opened Friday, September 11, 2009 to a packed house. I happen to have written a sketch about an airplane crash and we performed it on 9/11. I’m sure that’s not bad luck.

Anyway, the show is a little over an hour of sketch comedy (developed through improv Second City-style) about pirates, sexbots, murder, health care, bats, etc., and it includes an epic musical number called “Sometimes It’s Okay To Kill” in which I sing a solo.

You can see it the Fridays at 8pm through October 23, 2009 at The Second City Studio Theatre (http://secondcity NULL.com/training/hollywood/generalinfo/contactus/) in Hollywood. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door (cash only) or www.etix.com (http://www NULL.etix NULL.com/)

Starring: David Carmon (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm1426525/), Robert Chan (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm3439609/), Michael Churven, Bill Kelly, Erin Lampart, Luke Lizalde, Michaela Meyers (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm3045707/), Jonathan Moss (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm2648387/), Jaya Subramanian (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm4374786/), Ellen Thompson (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm1088681/), Junior Usaraga, Kate van de Goor (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm3341721/), and Justin Vrbancic. Musical Direction by Michael Pollock. Directed by Ron West (http://www NULL.imdb NULL.com/name/nm0922328/).