So, the writing career is not entirely dormant in Los Angeles these days. I have a new writing gig—on Top Story! Weekly, a sketch show that takes place at the iO West in Hollywood each Sunday night. The writers tackle events in the news ala Saturday Night Live, but I think in many ways our show is funnier and often more topical.
Of course, I may be biased. The actors are top-notch, and it’s a real thrill to write something on a Wednesday only to see it performed on a Sunday. I think I’m hooked.
Here’s my first sketch, it’s a take-off on the Jersey Shore “contract negotiations.” I had another skit in last Sunday’s episode—“Elena Kagan versus the World,” a mash-up of Scott Pilgrim and the recent Senate supreme court confirmation hearings. I’ll post it when it becomes available online. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Congrats on the new gig, that’s great!
Great to hear it’s so much fun! How did you get to write for Top Story! Is it some kind of opportunity for new writers to be discovered like those comedians in front of a red brick wall or did you join a club or something? I’m looking forward to your new sketches ; )
@ Kristan – Thanks!
@ Sarah – I got to write for the show through a friend from my writing group, who introduced me. So it was sort of like joining a club, I guess.
Your Elena K sketch is very funny! Good job.