Michael Scott’s (America’s) Modern Religion

Imperfection is one of the few unifying traits of humanity, but it’s the one trait that’s as covered up and polished as Jennifer Aniston’s age. No one wants to acknowledge their imperfect state because they would see their moral bankruptcy, much like indebted college students avoid checking their bank accounts. Everyone makes mistakes, like eating …

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 …