Sunday Dec 31, 2017

A Very Special Episode - Growing Pains - Thank God it's Friday

AAAAAND... We're back to reposting older stuff previously released on soundcloud.

So here is the Growing Pains Episode:

6th Episode Recorded
4th Episode Released
4th of 5 from the archives coming out to get all content in one place.

Quick Synopsis of the Concept.

  • We start with a transcription of an old sitcom, particularly the ones of a "Very Special" nature, wherein the otherwise happy go lucky cast is suddenly faced with an intense situation.
  • I then script out a commentary/ play-by-play of the stage directions and other actions, which often includes contextual and comedic notes on what is happening in the show...
  • Sound effects, transition music and other comedic/editorial sound choices are developed and triggered during the performance
  • We perform the whole thing (comedians, actors, improvisers and me) for a live audience.

As I read the commentary and supply extra direction and misdirection it sometimes leads us to unscripted territory. We use several different comedic tools and vehicles to spice things up from show to show. Sometimes I'll ask a scene to be re-read with different accents, or we'll swap parts, or I'll ask my cast to improvise the whole scene over again with a new input or switch to the attitude.


Cast List:

Mike Ziccardi - Mike Seaver (Kirk Cameron)
Alexander Scally - Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) and "Boner"

Megan Wills - Maggie Seaver and Various Party Girls ("Pizza Parlor Hottie")
Keith Becraft - Ben Seaver and Eddie
Heather Miles - Carol Seaver, Babysitter, Various Party Girls
Chris Hudson - Cool Party Guys


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