After Legs for Days’s first Maude Night in September, I pitched a sketch about an egomaniacal teacher who informs students whether they made choir through a parody song he performs. Five months later, it finally saw the light of day. Starring the entire team, written by Katie Simon and me, accompanied by Matt Starr, and directed by Benjamin Apple. This was so fun to do, I’m not sure it’s legal.
I DEMAND that this go viral. Jesus it’s so fucking good. And I love the preciseness of their singing voices. Dan Chamberlain and Michael Hartney are a match made in heaven.
Love love love
Loving all this love!
In early December, Dan Chamberlain and I shot a Christmas music video for Funny or Die starring R. Kelly. No. Really. While we sat in holding for hours and hours (“Hey, guys. Thanks for sitting tight. R. Kelly was supposed to be here at 4. Now apparently he’ll be here at 6, but when he gets here, he’ll be having a lobster dinner first.”), we got a little loopy and started singing “I’m Like A Bird”, except with real bird specifics in the chorus. Like idiots. After shooting the video, we pitched it to our Maude Team, Legs for Days. Matt Starr wrote it up. So even though the R. Kelly video will apparently never see the light of day, it wasn’t for nothing.
This Monday night, Legs For Days has Maude Night all to itself as Bellvue visits San Francisco! It’ll be a super-sized show of boobs and pills and musclemen and daredevils and song, and you should come.
Legs For Days is Ann Carr, Daniel Chamberlain, Shalyah Evans, Jason Flowers, Karin Hammerberg, Michael Hartney, Hunter Nelson, Jared Neumark, Livia Scott, Katie Simon, Matt Starr, and Joel Weidl, directed by Benjamin Apple. Reservations here.
This. Show. Is on fiiiii-yahhhhh!
I wrote some of these jokes! Including an insane one that I can’t believe made it through the approval process! Enjoy!
Caroline is downright excited to read this Superman comic with Michael Hartney.
I came in the middle of Michael answering a question from Caroline. Not sure what she asked but the answer involved Michael saying ”..and he can fly and shoot heat vision and he is strong, like really strong, and he dates Lois Lane and he is a reporter and his dog’s name is Krypto and that guy is Lex Luthor and sometimes he fights Bizarro and his breath is really cold and freezes stuff and he is from Krypton and his Dad’s name is Jor El and he grew up in Smallville and…”
…his new costume is garbage and his new movie is even garbager. But the new issue of his book with Bizarro is GREAT!
This video was UNBELIEVABLY FUN to do. Enjoy!
Written, Shot and Edited in one day for UCB Sketchcram 1/18/2014
Written by: Mary Lordes
Directed by: Trevor Williams
Edited by: Josh Schwartz
DP: Dan Zimmer
Producers: Patricia Durham/Josh Schwartz
Crew: Therese McPherson, Desireh Sedaghat, Patricia Durham, Courtney Love, Ray Ocasio
These are two men. Meet the other eight at Ten Men: A Two Man Character Show. Written and performed by Justin Tyler and myself. Directed by Brandon Gulya. This Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30pm. Paired with Spoiler Alert: This Is A Sketch Show (which I’m also in). Make your reservations here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/performances/view/30714
Rock Paper Scissors
Starring Michael Hartney and Justin Tyler
Written, Directed and Edited by Matthew Starr
Filmed by Ian Stroud
“Ramsey Has a Time Machine" Premieres!
In the first episode of “Ramsey Has a Time Machine,” Ramsey travels back to the Boston Tea Party with an urgent request.
Directed by Chris Donahue. Director of Photography and Editor Justin Dise. Written by Ramsey Ess. Starring Ramsey Ess, Michael Hartney, and John Murray.
Ramsey is a great dude. This episode is great. I am sure the rest of this will be great as well. And Adam Maid KILLS it in the end. A lot of great
Hey! I got to reprise my role as George Washington in Waiting For Obama in this nifty web series from Ramsey Ess! Also starring the handsome and affable John Murray.