I am really proud of Bridge & Tunnel.
We’ve been together for a year now. I never have teams that last this long. My teams always end up annoyed as shit with each other, and we exchange a bunch of really dramatic emails, and then we break up.
On the other hand, members of Bridge & Tunnel also get annoyed as shit with each other, occasionally exchange a testy email, and then we stick it out.
It’s not always easy being on a team. We are 9 people with very different points of view and personalities. But this is a team that we chose and we built.
We got started at the end of last summer. It was my second time not making Maude, and I’d just done Sketch Cram for the first time. I met Michael Hartney there, and he agreed to coach our new free-flowing writing group. We’d been writing for a few weeks when Michael asked us about our group’s goal. We had no goals. I remember saying, “Um. Maybe we could put a show together?”
We’ve put together a show a month since then, and we’re getting better and funnier. Now we have a SPANK that we have worked very hard for, and we’re putting it up at UCB this Thursday. That’s not easy to do! And next week, we’ll be at the New York Sketch Festival.
We’ve been through a lot of changes and we’re still trying to get it right. Aaron Burdette has been directing us since February. He keeps putting up with us and he’s still here, making us better.
This team is a lesson in not waiting for someone else to say you’re good enough.
This show is going up with God, Sex and Farts on September 26th, 6pm, at UCB.
I’m very VERY excited to see it.