We used to do these shorties by the hundreds.
Contest Drops, Show Opens, Sponsor Drops.
(22 Contest Drops – they should play in sequence.)
It’s those short little bits that were tagged as a ‘throw away’ liner. They might make you smile, you think, or want to punch us out, but they were gone in a few seconds and you were on to the next piece of the program.
I remember sitting with Pat in a McDonalds across the street from the station, writing on a legal pad while we bounced ideas out for that day’s batch of comedy liners. We’d alternately gesture with our hands and guffaw on a tasteless bit, while the soccer moms would corral there kids and move to the other side of the building. We’d usually get a few pages done before the staff would ‘politely’ ask us to move on because we’d be scaring the children.
Were we oblivious – probably. But we got some good material out of it.
I’ll be posting a bunch of these over the 365, but here’s a burst of Contest drops from 91-92. Enjoy.
BTW – I’m not sure how long I can keep up the volume up on this, but I’d rather go out in a burst of flames.. so I’m attempting to do full genre’s and a large selection of each, and then revisit more in the same formats… except for Speculation Theater – since the release is forthcoming, I’ll be featuring that at least once a week. And as usual, any feedback is appreciated.