A new Tastemakers sketch! That doesn’t have anything to do with promoting some other show. Enjoy this morsel from me and the boys.
Next up, we’ve got a little scene that came from the New York Neo-Futurists workshop that happened in town earlier this week. The Neo-Futurist way of thinking, as far as I can tell, seeks to create by drawing from the immediacy of your state of being. So you don’t really get to draw from the way that you felt about something a month ago, but how you feel about it now. It’s nice because it forces you to create in the moment, rather than get yourself bottle-necked by exploring the ENTIRE spectrum of emotion. Additionally, the audience and actors are discouraged from “imagining” props or settings. The only tools you have are the physical tools in the space. Of course, this works great for shorter material. Here’s a thing I came up with during the workshop, combining something I found randomly in a newspaper and my own experiences in the health-care industry. As many Neo-Futurist works are, it is SHORT.
LIGHTS UP on a PATIENT sitting in a chair. A NURSE stands over him.
NURSE: You are very sick.
PATIENT: Well, I’m not doing too bad. The tobramycin is causing a little ringing though.
NURSE: Do you have hearing problems?
As part of a fundraiser, I was asked to make a rap for Austin’s Montessori Center, which is a pre-school type thing for children. I made this song, which they seemed to really appreciate, so I’m posting it here. It’s pretty old-school sounding cause’ I wanted to make sure as many people as possible could learn the words. I do nice things too! Yay!
Videos I appear in seem to be popping up this week so I’ll post them. This is the All Star Out of Bounds Stool Pigeon show, featuring sweet improvisers from around the country (Matt Jones, Dave Razowsky, etc.) and sweet local guys (Lisa Jackson, Carlos LaRotta, etc.) AND with material supplied by video game legend Richard Garriott. This show also features a career highlight: Being stabbed to death and thrown into a dresser by Badger from Breaking Bad.
OOB 2013 – Stool Pigeon from Brad Hawkins on Vimeo.
Hey people who don’t visit the site! I play Nikola Tesla in this short created by Joe Niclosi Some other local improvisors appeared in this and it kicks some good ass.
INT. – DAY – COLLEGE LABORATORY
SUSAN and DOCTOR enter.
DOCTOR: And this is where we’ll conduct the experiment. Please have a seat.
SUSAN: Alright. Do you know when I get paid?
DOCTOR: You’ll get paid when you do what I say.
DOCTOR quickly hands SUSAN a button attached to a small device.
DOCTOR: Here’s the button you’ll be pressing when I tell you to press it. Oh, and here’s Darryl.
LIGHTS UP on an interrogation room. JEB BUMPKIN sits in a chair. OFFICER JOHNSON enters STAGE RIGHT.
JOHNSON: Alright, Mister…Jeb Bumpkin, is it?
BUMPKIN: That’s right.
JOHNSON: Look, we’ve got you dead to rights here. You’re caught on tape pushing over a two-hundred-and-fifty year old rock formation in the middle of a national park. You’re going to jail.
BUMPKIN: So you say.