|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large
Is there anything that has a shorter shelf life than a topical sketch that isn't selected? Besides my Roseanne spec script? But I digress...It's rough. But sometimes it's only kinda topical. But, still, it doesn't get picked. It now just sits there, festering on your hard drive until you decide to blog about it because you never know (actually you do, but you do it anyway). Fitbits were the "next big thing" not so long ago. I was hoping that by mixing a hot new fad with an old movie, it might lean it into "evergreen" territory. But then I ended it with some cell phone current events, which pushed it back into "topical" land. Plus I was going for an epic scale on this stage skit. Not many groups I know have a cast big enough to mount it. So, here we are, for your reading pleasure,
The FitBit Skit
Is there anything that has a shorter shelf life than a topical sketch that isn't selected? Besides that Brooklyn Nine Nine spec...wait, it's uncanceled? I can submit it again?? But I digress...It's rough. But sometimes it's not topical at all. Sometimes it just doesn't seem to strike anyone except you as funny. You submit it. You include it in your packets. It's made the rounds of a dozen different comedy troupes that are looking for sketches from strangers. Then it just sits festering on your hard drive until you decide to blog about it because you never know (actually you do, but you do it anyway). This was a silly little sketch, not anchored to any current events or reality, inspired by both Monty Python and the Three Stooges. I got it up once with a theater group once years ago, but it hasn't been on its feet since then. Sure, I've reformatted it for stage, video and radio, but the nibbles don't come. So it becomes a featured bit here...
Freelance writer, still hacking away.