We got back from DC last night about 9:00; an utter crawl through most of New Jersey and a multi-hour stand-still through the tunnel. The trip should normally take 4-5 hours and it was closer to 7. We were so tired by the end that the best “bit” we could come up with was that Mitch was a guy who was completely unaware that he had pissed himself despite all the obvious signs.
We shot with the Stan guys in Arlington on Saturday night, starting pretty late and going until 2. It’s for a new show, not their 102 thing. I actually have no idea when or if it’ll be available to the public. I’ll post it when it is. We shot in a TV station that they had full run of, so it was pretty sweet—especially the sound stage with three cameras, lighting grid, switcher booth… we immediately started thinking what we’d shoot in there if we had access to it all. Jealous!
For part of the video we recreated Welcome to my Study on their stage and it looked amazing! Probably better than the original, cobbled together from stuff we found around the office. We even matched the amount of plants we had on the set, only theirs were plastic. The only think we didn’t have was a terrible painting on the wall, but we gained a really bizarre pattern of cascading colored lights on the backdrop.
I act in this video we made (as the “producer” of Welcome to My Study), and looking at the footage, I was cringing. We had to improvise some stuff and my gears were grinding. Between this and my lack of car-bits, I think already tenuous grasp on comedy has completely atrophied.
When we finally got back to the city, I ordered Thai food and read the Harry Potter book start to finish.
Mitch has scooped me on this story. His has pictures.