Between 2000 and 2007, my life was consumed by improv & sketch comedy in NYC. What began as a simple improv class led to me performing, writing, producing, and directing several shows.
As a performer/ writer I was involved in hundreds of performances.
As a producer, I founded a theater company devoted to comedy shows. I was the only producer named by Backstage Magazine as a "Top Ten Comics to Watch" for 2005.
SATURDAY NIGHT REWRITTEN
This was a show I created and served as the Head Writer/Executive Producer. Saturday Night Rewritten was a sketch comedy show that used current events and the previous night's broadcasted Saturday Night Live as inspiration for an entirely new show of original sketches.
The magic of the show was that it was written, rehearsed, and performed in less than 10 hours!
Every Sunday, we get together and follow this timeline:
- Noon: Brainstorm
- 1:30pm: Write
- 3:00pm: Readthrough, Revisions, and Prep
- 6:00pm: Rehearsal
- 8:00pm(-ish): Showtime
- 10:00pm: Drinks at the bar
That production timeline was both a challenge and a thrill. Today, years after my involvement with the show, I still use what I learned during that time in all of my creative endeavors. So many talented people worked on it. Many of them are still entertaining you to this day.
The show received positive reviews & press from: NY Post, NY Daily News, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The Onion, AOL, Metro, Village Voice, and more.