Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Sketches on Funny Or Die!

I wrote, co-produced, and acted in a couple of sketches.  Criminal Mimes was featured on the front page of Funny or Die and we just released Thanksgiving? today!




Thanksgiving? is a sequel to my sketch Valentine's Day?  You can watch all of my sketches here or on my Funny Or Die page.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Since I last blogged I changed positions at my job on the show Intervention.  I was a Night Logger, I logged the show's raw footage from 7pm to 3am 3 nights a week and worked an 8 hour shift each weekend day as well.  I am now a Production Assistant during the regular work week day shift (I have also been covering for the Story Assistant while he is on vacation).  It's been pretty great, I now have nights and weekends like a regular human!  And my day is broken up a bit more, I have a variety of tasks to take care of instead of exclusively watching and logging 40ish hours a week of footage of people using drugs and their lives spiraling out of control...

I recently shot another sketch with some friends culled from the crews of Beats by Dr. Dre and Valentine's Day? and "The End."  I'll post it once it's posted.

I'm still working on my latest top secret feature writing gig.  The outline was approved and I'm writing pages while the Producer scouts locations, casts actors, and all that good stuff.

And of course you can follow The Best Sketch Comedy On The 'Net, which I run, and Comedy Nerds United, which I contribute to.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I applied for and was chosen to be a CNtributor to the popular blog Comedy Nerds United!


Look for my posts on there, some probably in conjunction with my blog The Best Sketch Comedy On The 'Net, including my recent submission What You Were Doing If You Didn't See 'The Master'


Monday, September 10, 2012

I acted in a video that was featured on the front page of Funny Or Die on Sunday.  Here it is:



I added it to my Sketch tab.  Check out the rest of my sketches, articles, and things on my Funny Or Die page.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I just signed a contract to write an independent feature film.


I'll keep ya posted.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Funny!

I've been steady posting on Funny Or Die, check out my latest pieces:


I wrote this for Fanboy Comics.  Here's the link.

This was just for fun because soup is for suckers.  Here's the link.

Find all my FoD postings here.

Rare Merch

Ashlea's summer break is over so she's back to teaching, Christian goes to daycare a couple days a week, so I actually have some free time to write, read, work out, andddd I'm back to selling t-shirts on eBay and I've also opened an Etsy store for the rarer stuff.

Check out my merch!  Here are the links

eBay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/petesvintagets/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeterLHarmon

And here are some promotional images I made, I would appreciate it if you could share these images and the links with your social media circles:







I also put an ad in my right sidebar ->

Thanks!

Monday, August 6, 2012

re: Last Update

So, the Save Steve Holt project went away.

But I'm still writing, me, my wife, son, and dog moved to an awesome Townhouse last week, and I, of course, have some stuff on the horizon.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Save Steve Holt!

Hey!

I feel like R. Kelly saying that "normally I don't do this but uh..." I'm going to talk about a project before it's officially shot but the ball seems to be rolling on it and I'm excited, so...

A few months ago I started seeing buzz about the Save Steve Holt! campaign, this is their mission statement:   

In 2011 it was announced that Arrested Development would return for a 4th season scheduled to air in early 2013. To our knowledge, Justin Grant Wade, who played the beloved character Steve Holt, has not yet been asked to return to the show to reprise the role. Please help us bring back STEVE HOLT!

I was intrigued not only because I'm an "Arrested Development" superfan, but because I directed a short film in 2008 called Jasper that co-starred Justin.  In fact, you can still watch Jasper here.

I emailed the team behind Save Steve Holt! suggesting that we shoot a video, maybe get Funny Or Die to produce it or feature it.  I said I have some contacts at FoD and I've worked with Justin before (and included this picture of Justin making fun of my storyboards).

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They responded and were very excited about the prospect.  I pitched them some premises, we decided on one, and I wrote a couple drafts of the sketch.

Then we waited to see if Funny Or Die would be involved.  I got notes from FoD, wrote a new script for them, and then we waited some more.  

In the mean time, on their end, the SSH crew has been getting the word out and the story has been picked up like crazy.  The AV Club, Perez Hilton, The Huffington Post to name a few.  Justin has been doing radio interviews, he did an AMA on Reddit.  For more in depth about their journey go to their blog http://savesteveholt.blogspot.com/

At this point we haven't officially been turned down by FoD but we're going to go ahead forward with the original sketch I wrote (and probably shoot the script I wrote for FoD as well while we're at it).  Today the SSH team released this video:



So, if all goes as planned, I will be directing those videos in July!

You can stay up to date on all this by following me on Twitter, and definitely follow Save Steve Holt on Twitter, check out the blog, 'Like' them on Facebook, and sign this petition.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May.

I'm going to try to focus on the positive for the most part but first let me talk about some disappointments.  Still no word from Funny Or Die as to when they're going to produce the sketch I wrote for them, I got invited to participate in a 48 hour film festival that I had to turn down, and I was going to direct the top secret project I keep alluding to but now it looks like I won't be able to do that either.  I already wrote the script for it though so hopefully it still gets produced without me.

OK, whine, whine, whine, that's over (well it isn't really, I'm bummed, but this isn't for that).

My sketch class at UCB is/was awesome!  There are two weeks left and I've written some great sketches for it.  I've gone to some shows at the UCB and they were great.  I'm going to continue taking classes there when they fit in with my schedule.  And hopefully I'll be able to put my sketches up on their stage at some point which would be a dream come true.

On a similar note, my blog The Best Sketch Comedy On The 'Net has been a fun venture.  I've gotten in touch with a bunch of sketch groups, comedians, filmmakers, etc.  One sketch group got me tickets to their show for free and I went.  While I was there I ran into a guy who used to live in my apartment complex and he had been following my stuff on Funny Or Die and now we're talking about doing some sketches together.  I met up with another sketch group and they bought me some beer!  So even in just the two months I've been doing that blog it has already reaped benefits.  So go to that blog, follow it if you have a Tumblr., 'Like' it on Facebook, and follow @TheBestSketch on twitter for updates.

It has been made increasingly apparent that I need to have a spec TV episode in my writing repertoire.  For the uninitiated, a spec (short for speculative) is an episode of an existing, current television show that you write to show you can write for already established characters, know the TV structure, and um, that you're a good writer.  So I recently started watching "Up All Night" and it's great so I'm going to watch every episode and then write my own.

So, in conclusion, bummer city and I'm the mayor's assistant, UCB sketch is where it's at, Best Sketch for lolz, and staying "Up All Night" to write!

...what?

Nevermind.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday the 14th!

Yeah so, I didn't get that job I interviewed for, it was for a Creative position at Break Media aka Break.com.  It would have been writing original, branded, and other web content for their several websites and it would have been awesome.  I was really bummed that I didn't get the job and I was disappointed in how they broke the news to me.  Also, I received the news at like 7am after Christian inexplicably woke up at around 5am, so I wasn't in a very good head-space at the time.

And I like that the position was just called 'Creative,' I want a job where the title is just one of my characteristics, I guess I'll keep waiting to hear about that 'Handsome' position I applied for.

Also, that Break.com shirt I said I won in my last post arrived, it's t-shirt shaped salt for my job-not-getting wound.

But, as to not wallow in not getting that job I signed up for a sketch writing class at the UCB.  I had my first class on Tuesday and it seems like it's going to be cool.

My contact at Funny Or Die has been busy and the sketch of mine that she is supposed to produce is apparently not very high on her totem pole.  But my top secret project is coming along nicely and there is enthusiasm for it and really that's all I ask.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sketchy Behavior or Give Me A Break (.com T-Shirt) or I Will Tumblr. For You

So yeah, I've been doing a lot.

I've been writing a lot of sketches and I'm working on outlining a new feature.  I am in the process of getting one of my sketches produced by Funny or Die, I'm working with Jason Stefaniak to develop some sketches that he will produce in New York, and I'm doing a top secret project that could be crazy cool if all the stars align.

I had a job interview earlier this month that I'm waiting to hear about.  If I got the job it would change my life.

On March 11th, Funny or Die featured an article I wrote on their homepage.  It's hopefully just the first in a series of "Pete's Snacks" articles.

I just started a new Tumblr. here: The Best Sketch Comedy on the 'Net.  I’m going to consistently post classic sketches, new sketches, my sketches, my friends’ sketches, and the occasional cute pug vid.  I watch a lot of sketches, I stay up to date on Funny or Die, I write and produce sketches, and I have a few groups of friends here in LA who produce sketches, so I feel like I'll be able to keep it interesting.

Speaking of cute pug videos I've been using my Youtube to post videos of Summer and Christian and that has been cute and funny and fun for me.

And I randomly won a t-shirt from Break.com for re-tweeting something, so all the time I've spent on Twitter has finally paid off.

To keep up with all the plates that I'm spinning check out the links in my 'Find Me' sidebar.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Terrible Roommate on Funny or Die

Briefs TV and I just released a new sketch.  Please watch it on Funny or Die and vote Funny!


Check out Briefs TV's other videos on Youtube including this short cut of The Terrible Roommate.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Double Feature??!?

They're re-releasing the Pastor Jones movie I wrote on Valentine's Day as a double feature...  perfect gift for your lover or what?

You can preorder it here: Pastor Jones Double Feature: Heavenly Voices/My Sister Loves You


If you buy it through that link I get a couple cents, which is cool because I don't get any residuals whatsoever for that movie.

I'll add a link to the "Buy My Movies and TV on Amazon.com" portion of my sidebar too.  And all the info is here on Wal-Mart's site.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Today I shot a sketch with Taylor Calmus and Rick Bickerstaff, the guys that I did The Stickler with last year.  I think it's going to be awesome, I'll post it when our editor hooks it up.

Here's The Stickler (aka Suck It Boss!):

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Best Friends

I'm writing and submitting sketches hoping to sell them to Funny or Die.  In the mean time though I'm hanging out with these beautiful creatures.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Funny Or Die

The meeting I was alluding to over a month ago finally happened.  I met with a Producer at Funny or Die!  I'm going to start submitting sketches and articles to them and hopefully they get made/ published.  I'm super excited, Funny or Die is killing it right now.  This is exactly what I want to do and they are the premiere place to be doing it.

Here's an article from the Hollywood Reporter about the creation of the site and how they work.

You know I'll post my content when it makes it to the site.