Doggy Style – This Is What You Call A Shitty First Date

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We just launched some brand new sketch comedy produced by We Like Laughter and directed by my friend Ryan Turner. This one involves me, a curry and a pretty messy first date. If it makes you laugh, then help us go viral by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and the other one people use. Enjoy!

 

New Comedy – Hollywood Superstar – Watch It Now

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We just launched a new We Like Laughter sketch “Hollywood Superstar”. It stars the brilliant Lindsey Shaw, Javier Aguayo, Mario Revolori and also an old friend of mine – Guy Steve. He’s like a more successful and less arrogant version of me.

Hope it makes you laugh. Help us spread the laugh by sharing this on Facebook and Twitter. #KeepBloodyDreaming

New Comedy – Lads Night Out

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Yesterday was supposed to be the most miserable day of the year (according to some study somewhere) so we decided to release our new We Like Laughter sketch Lads Night Out. I say “new sketch” but we actually filmed it a bloody long time ago and were waiting for my co-star Chris Ash to have the right amount of star power (Facebook friends) before we launched.

Here it is finally in all it’s glory. I humbly ask that if you enjoy it please share on Facebook, Twitter and Friendster so that Rob & Stuart can go viral:

Thanks to everyone who helped us make it especially our Kickstarter backers. All credits are under the video on YouTube.

Special Delivery starring Tony Revolori & Arielle Kebbel – It’s Here!

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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.

Scott’s Lookalikes Wins A Development Deal at NYTVF

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"I'd like to thank my stylist who couldn't make it tonight as he's on tour with Mr. Bean."

“I’d like to thank my stylist who couldn’t make it tonight as he’s on tour with Mr. Bean.”

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.

We Like Laughter – 3 New Sketches

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Cast & Crew of 'Special Delivery' - A New Sketch by We Like Laughter

Cast & Crew of ‘Special Delivery’ – A new sketch by We Like Laughter

I’ve just finished filming the 3rd of 3 new comedy sketches for We Like Laughter, the online comedy project that we funded at the end of last year through Kickstarter!

I’ve been in LA for the past month or so and was inspired by the people I was meeting out here to write 3 comedy scripts and get them filmed before I headed back to England. There’s something about the energy of this city and the people I’m introduced to that gets me excited to make things. 3 projects in 10 days was certainly ambitious but knowing that I was heading back to the UK early August was a good motivator to get them done. Here’s the lowdown:

1/ The first sketch is called ‘Doggy Style’ and is directed by my friend Ryan Turner who you may remember directed the music video ‘I’m Not Gay’ last year that did very well online. ‘Doggy Style’ stars me and Corrin Evans, and was shot by Leigh Underwood who filmed Scott’s Lookalikes. Ryan is editing it together now and I hope the results are going to be very funny. I don’t want to give too much away right now as to what the title might mean but I’ll leave it to your imagination. It’s grosser than you think!

2/ The second shoot was actually a more of a short film. It’s called ‘Special Delivery’ and stars my friend Sasha Feldman (Franco in Scott’s Lookalikes), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries and lots of major films). The short was inspired by my friend Sasha’s exploits as an actual Pizza Delivery guy and an idea we had when I suggested I go on a ride along with him.

Sasha and Tony as Mickey and Ramiro in 'Special Delivery'

Sasha and Tony as Mickey and Ramiro in ‘Special Delivery’

It was awesome to work with such a talented cast and I’m excited to edit it together. I’d like to maybe premiere it at a film festival as well as releasing it online so we’ll see how things progress.

3/ Then on Sunday we just shot ‘Hollywood Superstar’. In that one play an arrogant, British wannabe actor (which obviously wasn’t much of a stretch) who meets Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars) in a Coffee Shop and tries to impress her with the help of his bumbling Spanish assistant Javier played by friend Javier Aguayo (original character naming by me). We also have an appearance by Mario Revolori, Tony’s equally talented brother, proving that We Like Laughter is just one big incestuous family. The plot is equal parts awkward and ridiculous. I hope people will like my  character, even if he is a bit of a bastard.

More news soon. Laughter awaits. Thanks to all the backers who made them possible and don’t forget to keep up to date with all things We Like Laughter by liking/following us. Why Not Click Here Now -> Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s a photo of Lindsey Shaw and a fan from the ‘Hollywood Superstar’ shoot. I look sweaty and tired. She looks good. I made her wear the beret though so she’s now a member of We Like Laughter whether she likes it or not!

Lindsey Shaw and I on the set of 'Hollywood Superstar'

Lindsey Shaw and I on the set of ‘Hollywood Superstar’