COMEDY SCRIPT SAMPLE: “BUSK A MOVE”

Ronald, a scrappy guy with a goofy heart, has to figure out a way to pay his rent when his girlfriend moves out because he always smells like maple syrup. He takes up balloon twisting and partners with Richard, a clumsy momma’s boy with the loyalty of a dog, as he fights to claim his place …

COMEDY SCRIPT SAMPLE: “CHAFA”

A sappy but lovable Colombian twenty-something, Juan Carlos, finds himself in a sudden whirl of grief when his mom passes away, his girlfriend leaves him, and his Greenwich Village bakery fails. In a dark comedy about grief and sexual/racial reconciliation in 2017, watch Juan Carlos figure out life when it gives him the middle finger. This …

Ronald the Balloon Guy

I. COURT-ORDERED THERAPY Ronald lied down on the couch and took a deep breath. “So, do I just start whenever?” he said, checking the bottom of his t-shirt to make sure his happy trail wasn’t showing. Dr. White, seated in a leather armchair, readied his notepad and nodded, “Tell me about yourself.” Ronald took another deep …

Oswaldo’s Car Wash

Oswaldo (short, fat, bushy eyebrows kind of guy), owned a car wash in a suburb. It’s been a family business for four generations now and the whole neighborhood respects its services. His wife, Stella, runs the cash register. She’s also short and fat but has a thin mustache instead of bushy eyebrows. During Oswaldo’s final …

Dad After All

Norman stood beside his wife’s corpse at the morgue. She definitely gained weight since the last time he saw her at the hospital. He was satisfied. The embalmer did a fine job. He approved her body for the funeral and discretely rushed to the nearest restroom. In the stall, he breathed heavily and weeped pathetically. …

Feels Like Enough

My name’s Alex. I’m a five-foot dude who packs one hell of a punch: Third-year Biochemistry major at UC Berkeley. Dean’s List for eight semesters straight. President of Medical Society. Insta-famous (800K followers) Income of $200,000 a year. That last part got you, huh? Yep. I made bank. You see, Berkeley is probably the most …

DRAGGING WHIPS

A woman is sitting at her desk working on the computer. Her eyes are swollen with sickness and her face is dry with exhaustion. She has a particular kind of smile across her face—a smile that is automatic, or rather, forced by some outside authority. It’s been 12 hours since her shift began, and her …

A FULFILLED ABSURDITY

The most absurd pursuit one may engage in this life is to search for a deeper meaning in the face of an irrational universe. The absurdity of this ontological pursuit is a social construct founded in the realm of practical tangibility. The social parameters of understanding the deep, wide, and interminable ocean of life are …

STARVED

I think I have a purpose. But my life has been a spiraling downfall of nothingness, mixed with occasional peaks of mere interest. It’s been so long since I’ve been captivated, surprised, or romanced by my world. I’m surrounded by darkness. A couple of times during the day, however, I’m filled with a certain light. …

WALKING HOME

A middle-aged man, Blanc, walked home from work on a cold evening. His messenger bag hung around his shoulder, containing his laptop, documents, and books. He wore a modest white collar shirt with a skinny black tie. Blanc worked as a journalist for a local newspaper. He was married to a woman, Blanca, and had …