Hey let’s all give a big congratulations to Mike Still aka the new Artistic Director of UCB LA. I love that little red headed man…i mean look how little he is in this photo. Baby Still all growed up. (i guess this also works as a #tbt)
Ok, well, “playing game” generally means you do improv a bit more like you’re writing a sketch on your feet. It should feel like your scenes comes up a funny idea, and then once it finds its idea it uses that idea as the main theme.
Inspired by sketch archivist Damian Chadwick, I have compiled a list of every sketch I put up at Maude Night over the last six years. I included the Casts and Directors to the best of my recollection. I listed the runners individually, cause heck, I still wrote them. Except for Gramp’s “Tax…
Just looked up that Janet Jackson sketch about some guys in a bar who are surprisingly knowledgeable about and envious of Janet Jackson.
Winning the NAACP Image Award for
your work as PATRICIA in Tyler
WHY DID I GET MARRIED?
Or co-starring with Tupac in POETIC
Before he was shot and tragically
Unlike my wife Trish. Who was shot
and tragically lived.
They ever catch that guy?
Classic Skuntz. Pretty sure this is the sketch that made Tanouye quit directing us.
Inspired by sketch archivist Damian Chadwick, I have compiled a list of every sketch I put up at Maude Night over the last six years. I included the Casts and Directors to the best of my recollection. I listed the runners individually, cause heck, I still wrote them. Except for Gramp’s “Tax Advice #3”. That was just Don Fanelli crying over his dead gorilla (Alex Kane) as an audience member shouts, “what the?”.
Only my Dinner sketches are in, somewhat, chronological order. Wanted the world to know I went out on Dick Beef.
Jealousy and bitterness exist in just about every pursuit, and especially artistic ones. I can only speak from a comedian’s perspective, but I’ve watched it ruin people. I believe that if you are going to pursue stand up comedy as a career, you have to understand that there is no clear cut path to “making it.” You can’t let yourself think that paying dues leads to anything except the lessons and experiences that you take away. You can’t start believing that another person’s success is your failure. You can’t become so jaded that you write off the entire industry because of a few perceived injustices. There’s always someone who has more of a right to complain than you do and chooses not to. Falling into cynicism with things outside of your control can poison everything you do and derail you from honing your craft, which is always THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
Welcome to the place where comedy writer and nice guy Jesse Acini exists online. See below for musings and sketch comedy videos. You also have the option of seeing him in person at the UCB Theater in NY. Where he writes for house sketch team DINNER.