|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
From 1999 to 2004-ish, I was one of the contributing writers for Garrison Keillor's renowned radio show "A Prairie Home Companion." I learned a lot of things there, mostly how to spell 'prairie." It was a solid gig and I'm proud of my work there. But, like any other job, there were...things...
Before there was Photoshop, before there was airbrushing, there was Pseudo-Photos. This is one of those sketches from college that my partner and I never gave up on. Also, it was always something I would wind up submitting to any comedy troupe that was looking for material. The sketch had gotten on its feet once, for a public-access cable show many years before. So, basically, no one had seen it. I was in that production of the sketch, which is one of the reasons that I don't do sketch comedy. As I was constantly throwing material at the PHC machine, I was unceasingly bouncing between new material and evergreen sketches I had in my filing cabinet. PHC didn't buy the sketch. So, I'm posting it here and as an extra bonus, I'm including the version I did for the show "Big B's Travelling Sideshow;" Which is a topic for another day...
Freelance writer, still hacking away.