Friday is Sketch Day – Parole Hearing
TGIF, you palookas.
Today’s sketch is one that I sat on for awhile before pitching it at read-through. I wrote it during a phase where I was watching a lot of Monty Python, and was enjoying the process of writing totally silly scenes. I was also interested in working on silly voices. Due credit to John Wagner, brilliant writer and creator of Judge Dredd for getting the idea of “pizen” in my head.
What I Learned: Once a performer in a scene starts laughing, it’s all over for keeping a straight face.
Fun Fact: The silly voice I use in this sketch was born as a character named “Joe the Boxer” I used to voice on a radio show I c0-produced in University called “Chuckleby Jones, Funniest Man on Earth.”
Favourite Moment: Getting to wear that dopey wig.