If you’ve browsed elsewhere on this website apart from the front page, (or the article about the WWI brothel, which continues to get more hits than any other post,) you’ll know that my brother Nick and I have been working on a podcast over the past few weeks that deals with the ongoing struggles creative types face on their journey to accomplish their artistic goals.
This month’s episode is no exception as we delve further into overcoming rejection, navigating networking events and just getting it done!
Check it out:
If you like it, and you’re interested in sharing your creative struggles with us on an upcoming episode, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** *Note: the books we referred to during this episode are:
Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, by Blake Snyder
Elephant Bucks: An insider’s Guide to Writing TV Sitcoms, by Sheldon Bull
The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life), by Chris Hardwick
It’s hard to believe we’re currently rehearsing for our end-of year sketch show!
It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the audience as the second years from last year gave it their all one last time before graduating and/or moving on to the Industry Show. I’m so excited to see everyone’s sketches, the remount of some people’s plays, but most of all — I am stoked to FINALLY see our parody videos we filmed all last semester ago!
(See: Parody Shoots.)
And, I’m excited to actually put on our show, obviously. It really is going to be a good one. We’ve really extracted some of the funniest written scenes, with some of the funniest characters from over the past two years for your viewing and laughing pleasure. And everyone on the team gets a few opportunities to shine! (…)
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to perform sketch comedy, and as repetitive as I’ve been in saying it, I really miss doing it. Paige & I also get to showcase some of our dance experience in this show – in two numbers. So hey parents, all those 15 years of lessons are paying off. (Not literally. I don’t get paid for this. But maybe one day it’ll actually pay off. In this case, it’s just paying off because I’ve been cast in two scenes because I can dance and sing simultaneously.)
Maybe I’m too tired to be posting today. (Maybe that’s why everything’s in brackets.)
Maybe that five hour rehearsal for 10 minute’s worth of (terribly flawed) stage time really wiped me out.
Maybe it was working til midnight yesterday.
I’m finally caught up with Mad Men.
I need an oil change.
And to do laundry.
I missed Mad Men so I could do home work today, on Easter.
I just want it to go down in the records that I’m that dedicated. OK?