Do you like music? And humor? And sadness? And music? Well, then you may just have some interest in The Very Awkward Life of Alex Schwartz. I wrote the script and then it was up to director Ilya Polyakov and star Alexander Lewis to try not to let that ruin the whole thing.
Check it out and enjoy it. I mean, no pressure or anything.
After years of waiting and hoping, here it is, the first two episodes of Dogtor. (I’ve posted the pilot above and when finished, click through for the second episode).
It’s surprising to think of how much work goes in for just ten minutes of content, but thanks to John Byrnes and Sheri Bryant for spending their time bringing a show about a dog doctor to life, and Evan Kaufman and Jordan VanDina for taking me in and writing this strange beast, these episodes happened. Sure, there are only two, but they are still something I’m very proud of and would love to keep making.
Oh yeah, and I got to work with a lot of really talented people like Kirk Fox and Michael Anastasia and Monica May and Tim Lounibos and Jess Dunlap and Jake Viator and etc etc etc. So sure, there is ten minutes of footage, but it took dozens of people contributing hours of their time to bring it all together.
If you enjoy it, please share it with someone. And if you hate it, keep that to yourself, and share it with someone anyway. There are loads more stories to tell about the people that inhabit the Jerome Bettis hospital and maybe one day I’ll get to share them with you.
While we’re hard at work making more videos (meaning: Dan is acting like a child while at E3), soothe yourself by listening to Jordan, Mike, and Kelly (the Chucklers 3) lay down the law on the Enter The Shell podcast.
It’s where you’ll hear such important things like how we all got together, why ghosts don’t float through the floor, and how Jordan wipes himself. It’s a blast! Click through to check it out and thanks to Turtle at Enter the Shell for ruining his show by hosting us.
Don’t concentrate on being a better humor writer, just concentrate on being the best writer you can become. If you’re funny, the work will end up being funny. And if you’re not funny, the work will still end up being good. Concentrate on being the most honest writer you can be, and let everything else follow — because it will.
From And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers On Their Craft by Mike Sacks. A book that was graciously leant to me for years by Evan Kaufman.
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