A quick breakdown of some of the projects I’ve been working on lately.
I’ve resumed my coverage of Saturday Night Live for Splitsider for Season 39. With six new cast members, it’s an exciting season to watch, so make sure to check out my weekly recaps.
On the improv/sketch front, I’m still performing with the Harold team The Cartel at iO West on Tuesday nights at 9:30. We recently added two new members: Justin Uretz and Muretta Moss, who have been awesome to work with. Starting this week, we will be sharing the hour with Triggerfinger. We’re pretty stoked to share a slot with such a dynamic team.
Next month marks the year anniversary of being on the iO West mainstage sketch team Taste Test. The team has grown quite a bit during that time, adding a few new members and a new director, Megan Grano. For our next show on Oct. 13 at 9pm, we have an interesting, high-concept show in the works that you won’t want to miss.
I‘m also currently playing on a few different indie teams around town: Herr Doktor (Drew Coolidge, Justin Uretz, Joe Clabby, Sky King, Greg Gallant, Calvin Dittmore, and myself); We Brooklyn (Jeremy McKiernan, David Danipour, Joe Cabello, Chris Poole, and myself); and Cute Guys (Blake Hogue, Drew Coolidge, Justin Uretz, David Danipour, Mark Schroeder, and myself). I’m also coaching the awesome indie team Next of Kin. I love those guys.
Finally — and probably the most exciting news — I’m preparing for the New York Television Festival in a few weeks. My pilot script — EVIL BLOND KID — was chosen as a finalist in Fox’s Comedy Pilot Script Contest. I’ll be an “official artist” at the fest and I’ll have an opportunity to meet with various industry folks. Also, the winner gets a development deal with Fox and $25,000. But if I could just get a manager to represent me out of this, that’d be a huge step. And for the fans of my storytelling podcast upon which my pilot is based — yes, I’m working on a new episode. I’ll try to release it within the next few weeks.