‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist Aside
Not everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor isn’t sure how to contribute to life-saving surgery in a tense ER–that it’s worth featuring in spite of an ending that felt alm... [Read More]
Inky’s Letter, by Barbara Holm
My Dearest Clyde, I lay pen to pixelated paper on day 487,000 of this desolate bloodshed. Every treacherous battle is the same. My brethren and I continue to tirelessly struggle to avoid Him. He sprints through the maze so fast, it’s almost as if He has someone guiding him with a bird’s ... [Read More]
John Sabine (@jsabine214) on Chip Cards, Grammar, and Dialogue Jokes
John Sabine is a writer and performer in Chicago. He is a freelance contributor for Onion Labs and you can see him perform with The Second City, and at iO with The Late 90’s and The Improvised Shakespeare Company. He writes with his writing partner and buddy Asher Perlman at Asher and John Try... [Read More]
John Sabine (@jsabine214) on Chip Cards, Grammar, and Dialogue Jokes
John Sabine is a writer and performer in Chicago. He is a freelance contributor for Onion Labs and you can see him perform with The Second City, and at iO with The Late 90’s and The Improvised Shakespeare Company. He writes with his writing partner and buddy Asher Perlman at Asher and John Try... [Read More]
John Sabine (@jsabine214) on Chip Cards, Grammar, and Dialogue Jokes
John Sabine is a writer and performer in Chicago. He is a freelance contributor for Onion Labs and you can see him perform with The Second City, and at iO with The Late 90’s and The Improvised Shakespeare Company. He writes with his writing partner and buddy Asher Perlman at Asher and John Try... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
The Great Bits: Paul F. Tompkins’s “Peanut Brittle”
Killing time before the show with my feature act, eating Subway in some comedy condo somewhere, we’d play each other the bits that impressed us the most. I always played “Peanut Brittle.” It comes from Paul F. Tompkins’s 2007 album Impersonal. I imagine he called it... [Read More]
‘Bjork’: My First Favorite Short of 2018
Welcome back, dear readers. Do you already need a break from the grind? Well, do you? Okay, good. Here’s that break. It’s directed by a visionary Lorelei Ramirez, and written with a beautifully insane Peter Mills Weiss. It’s Bjork and it will probably change everything ab... [Read More]