Sketch Comedy

A selection of sketches written for use by Second City’s TMI Hollywood:

“Goldfish Must Die” (written 03/19/2013, performed on-stage 03/24/2013)

A teen burglar recently killed a goldfish so as to not leave any eyewitnesses. This sketch aims to recreate the events as they may have happened…

“A Ballad of Biebers” (written 03/19/2013, performed on-stage 03/24/2013)

A Dr. Seuss inspired rhyme illustrates how Justin Bieber’s recent behavior is a function of an evil Doppelganger sprung forth from the remnants of a broken heart…

“Daughters of Funny” (written 03/05/2013, performed on-stage 03/10/2013)

Written for guest host Kelly Carlin, this sketch envisions a new BRAVO reality TV show starring the progeny of famous funny men – and some not so funny men…

“Man of the Year” (written 12/05/2012, performed on-stage 12/09/2012)

Kim Jong Un’s underground slaves work tirelessly to ensure the fearless leader gets the recognition he deserves not only from Time magazine but from other contests as well…

“A Better Cue” (written 02/13/2013)

With the Oscars approaching, one scientist has discovered a musical vamp scientifically designed to impel long-winded winners off the stage!

“A Blackout Sketch” (written 02/06/2013)

Is life spiraling out of control, with no end in sight? Are you being beaten handily in the first half of the Superbowl? Blackout Bob can help – for when timeouts just aren’t enough

“Dirty Hillary” (written 01/29/2013, performed on-stage 02/03/2013)

There’s a new action hero in town and she’s done answering about Benghazi. See Hillary Clinton as you’ve never seen her before – In all her balls-to-the-wall feminine glory…

“JJ & George” (written 01/29/2013, performed on-stage 02/03/2013)

The ink barely dry on the transfer of I.P. rights, two directors square off with the fate of the Universe’s greatest franchise in the balance! All’s fair in love & Star Wars…

“Ratner” (written 11/28/2012)

From the people who brought you “Hitchcock,” a trailer for a brand new movie about one of Hollywood’s other directors…

“The Bieber Machine” (written 01/09/2013)

The group of middle aged men who run Justin Bieber’s life call an emergency meeting to deal with the pop star’s recent marijuana use…

“The Bieber Machine 2” (written 03/05/2013, performed on-stage 03/10/2013)

After he has the worst birthday ever, the group of middle aged men who run Justin Bieber’s life decide to close up shop and put the career to bed…

“The Dark Lobbyist” (written 12/04/2012, performed on-stage 12/09/2012)

Academy voter Marvin Greenblatt gets a surprise visit from the Caped Crusader, making a bid for The Dark Knight Rises’ Oscar hopes…

“The Mayan Member (part 1)” & “The Mayan Member (part 2)” (written 12/12/2012, performed on-stage 12/16/2012)

TMI comes to the rescue when the Mayan member of the cast begins to doubt the spirit of the holidays and asks the question… what if there really is no Apocalypse?