Mar 03

Silly Putty Trailer

Final trailer for my documentary film “Silly Putty”.

Feb 23

Documentary progress

 

Here are ten interview questions I’ll probably use, if not for the documentary trailer, then definitely the documentary its self.

1. What inspired you to want to attempt comedy for the first time?

2. Are you nervous about it? Why or why not?

3. Who are your biggest stand-up influences?

4. What does your style of comedy lean towards?  Is it dark?  Sunshiny and happy?

5. How has comedy benefited you in your own personal life?

6. Who is your favorite comedian currently in his or her prime?

7. If you could choose between being a successful stand-up comedian or a professional ninja, which career path would you pick?

8. What are your feelings on the possibility of including improvisational comedy into our routine?

9. Will this be your first time performing something on stage or have you done it before?

10. On a scale of 1-10 how do you feel about my body (10 is the correct answer)

Here’s the rough storyboard for my documentary project.  It’s definitely a very loose sort of thing and its easily subject to change but I think it works pretty well as a basic guideline to go off of.
Ryan Morgan storyboard.jpeg copy

 

Feb 23

Music for the documentary

This is just going to be a short post because I don’t really have much to say about it.  I’m considering possibly not having any music at all, and if I do, it would be some quiet little jazz tracks, something that wouldn’t be too distracting because I feel like adding music to something that’s supposed to comedic cheapens the comedy a bit.  I don’t like music tracks that exist solely to make something seem more whimsical and hilarious than it already it.  Unless I find a music track that just seems so hilariously fitting that it needs to be there I won’t put anything too interesting in the movie.

I’m thinking something like this, but without the rain sound effects.

Audio

Audio for documentary trailer

Audio for the trailer of my documentary.  Umm, I had fun.

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Feb 11

From the mind of a comedy master… er person who thinks he may be a comedy master.

 

Some silly pictures of myself, I was going to take some of my comedy partner Ryan, but he wasn’t feeling too well, so I had to improvise a bit.  Improvisation is something you do in comedy.  So I decided to roll with that concept because why not.  Here are the results.

Now here’s stuff that I greatly enjoy and may also discuss in my comedy routine.  Note, I am kind of a dork.  Also note that there’s a picture of my cat.  People love cats, so that’s why my cat is here.  If Ryan and I can’t make people laugh we could always carry adorable pictures of cats to serve as a backup plan.

Feb 10

The Greatest Thing Ever

I would actually watch Dr. Phil if every episode was like this.  This is fantastic.  I love this

Feb 10

The Room

This movie sucks.  It really sucks.  Anyone who’s even heard of this movie knows it sucks.  Yet it could provide brilliant material for my Comedy routine because it’s just that awful.  Oh hi Mark.

Feb 09

Stand-up comedy infographic

I made this because I wanted to say a clear point.  Don’t overthink comedy.  If something is funny, it’s funny.  If it’s not funny, it’s not funny. 

Ryan-Morgan-Infographic

Feb 09

Hecklers be crazy

This is a great article illustrating what can go wrong in a comedy routine, and how to swing it the other way around in the most amazing way possible.  You can never quite predict how the audience will react to you as a comedian.  Comedy can often be filled with obnoxious, sometimes loud drunk people.  When I actually perform my routine it’s something I need to keep in mind and this article by John Cheese at Cracked.com is a great way to prepare for that instance.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-most-satisfying-cases-hecklers-getting-destroyed/

Feb 09

Improvisation comedy infographic.

This doesn’t necessarily relate directly to stand-up comedy. it’s more based around improvisational acting.  But there’s still a certain amount of improv involved in stand-up because you can never quite predict how an audience will react to your material and sometimes it’s necessary to switch your routine up a bit.  In worst case scenarios, a bit of improv is required to shut down annoying hecklers threatening to ruin your performance.

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