I got contacted more or less out of the blue and asked if I wanted to work on this project, re-writing a silent movie. Justin Sherburn and his band / multimedia wizard team Montopolis were going to screen the silent western, The Return of Draw Egan (1916) and provide a score of Ennio Morricone music live in-theater. They had presented the show once before, with the silent movie dialogue cards replaced with jokes. Justin said they were looking for a different take and would I be interested.
I said, “no” and that was that. Geez this isn’t an interesting story at all. Why did I post about it? PSYYYYYYYYCH, I said yes! Carlos LaRotta and I were just finishing up our Muppet Babies video, and I asked him if he would help me write this thing.
We tweaked the plot, re-named most of the characters, added a few graphics, and jam packed it was sassy jokes. Citizens of Austin can see the show next week at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (tickets here). There’s talk of a more extensive tour and I’ll post those dates when I have them. But yeah, if you can, check it out. It was different from other comedy projects that I’ve worked on and I’m proud of it. And getting to hear some Morricone music live is a real fucking treat, so yeah, come correct.