I’m very excited to share our first We Like Laughter short film! Special Delivery is a 7 minute short comedy about a Pizza delivery Guy who is trying to win the heart of a beautiful female customer. What could possibly go wrong? I hope that you enjoy the film. Please share if it makes you laugh and help us spread the fun. Thanks!
This is the first time Tony Revolori has hit your screens since since his brilliant turn as the Lobby Boy in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was a pleasure to work with him and the rest of our talented cast on this. You might recognise Sasha Feldman as the James Franco lookalike in Scott’s Lookalikes.
There’s more comedy to come from We Like Laughter over the next month. Follow us on Twitter for updates.
Even though I was lucky enough to spend last month in sunny LA, I haven’t really seen a whole lot of daylight. The past 5 or 6 weeks have seen me locked away in a dark room, curtains drawn, hunched over a laptop (not like that!) editing our next batch of We Like Laughter sketches and short films.
But my Vitamin D loss is hopefully you’re gain as we are now preparing to launch 4 new new comedies YouTube page over the next month or so.The first one “Special Delivery” featuring Tony Revolori, Arielle Kebbel and Sasha Feldman goes live tomorrow. It’s the story of a Pizza Delivery guy who wants to win the heart of one of his customers. I’m looking forward to finally putting it out there.
Thanks to anyone kind enough to share the above trailer around to help us spread the word. I look forward to posting the short in full tomorrow. Subscribe to We Like Laughter on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.comWeLikeLaughter and Follow Us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/WeLikeLaughter.
I got some incredible news on Saturday night. We were showcasing the pilot for our comedy Scott’s Lookalikes at the New York TV Festival last week. It’s a great festival where independent producers get to show their work to lots of the top TV networks. You may remember I’ve been there a couple of times before. Two years ago we pitched live on stage for $300,000. We didn’t win which might explain why I still have the same slightly ill-fitting tweed jacket two years on.
But this year we had a bit more luck.
After a week of screenings and meetings and lots of free Stella, the awards ceremony came around on Saturday night. The festival is unique in that TV networks are there offering development deals on the spot to their favourite projects. The very first one was offered by TruTV who I had met a bit earlier in the week. I had a good feeling about the meeting. They’re a fun network who are pushing to do more scripted comedy. They seemed to like the show and my ideas and I liked them. My heart was racing as they read out the name on the card.
“And the winner of the TruTV development deal is Greg Ash and Scott’s Lookalikes!”
I bounded up on stage and, dazed and confused, I bumbled a few words into the microphone. If that’s a dress rehearsal for the Oscars I’ve got no chance. I returned to my seat to high five the Scott’s Lookalikes team who were there with me. It was a surreal feeling. Development deals are generally hashed out in offices behind closed doors but here we were receiving one in front of hundreds of people.
The exact details are to be confirmed but basically it means we’ll be working with TruTV to turn Scott’s Lookalikes into a TV show that hopefully will be on screens. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but I’m very excited about it all. I may even buy a new jacket.
A big thank you to the friends and fans of the show and to all the people who helped us make our pilot, and to the NYTVF staff who made it such a memorable week. More news soon. Read the full list of winners via the Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-york-television-festival-announces-383726.
On Friday I received the exciting news that two of my comedy projects, web series ‘Scott’s Lookalikes’ and our martial arts sketch ‘Tony’s Dojo’, have been longlisted for ‘Best Internet Comedy’ at the British Comedy Awards this year. Those are the awards hosted by Jonathan Ross every year where British comedians get drunk and slag each other off. Sort of like The Oscars if they were sponsored by Fosters and invited Johnny Vegas along.
So by now you’re probably screaming “How the hell do we get Greg to this illustrious event?”
Well I need your help. The sketches with the most online votes by the end of this week will be put forward for nominations. You can have a hand in my destiny. So I’m humbly asking my readers, fans, friends and enemies to please visit the following two links post haste and click “Vote”:
Click the titles for the links and scroll down to Vote. It takes 2 seconds (1.5 if you’re quick on the old mouse like me), you can vote for more than one project, and there’s no Sign Ups or Naked Photo Uploads needed. You’ll even burn calories.
If we get nominated for the awards, my cousin Chris and I promise to wear the Dumb and Dumber tuxedos to the event so what are you waiting for? Do it now and Don’t Delay.
We’re up against some big hitters in the comedy world, so to help spread the word, you might even post this little message to your social media to help our campaign:
“My friend Greg is up for a British Comedy Award for his internet comedy. Please take 2 seconds to visit these two links to vote for his projects and help him achieve his dream of getting heckled by a drunk Johnny Vegas: http://www.comedy.co.uk/bca/video/43 AND http://www.comedy.co.uk/bca/video/94. Thanks so much!”
Thanks so much! Fingers Crossed!
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