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March 2016 Updates


We hope you’re dusting off your comedy notebooks, and getting back into your comedy writing groove. Thing are moving and shaking in the D.C. comedy community, and we hope you’re going to be a part of the action. Lots of things to cover this month, so we’re going to jump right into it.

First, I’d like to remind everyone to check out the previous episodes of the DC Comedy Writers Group podcast. Last year, we had several special guests including John Vorhaus, Jen Grisanti, Liz Russo, Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz. AND….you can find some of the previous writing exercises with our responses. Check us out on iTunes, PodBean, and Sticher Radio. Your feedback and comments on those websites are greatly appreciated.


So Long S.M. Shrake!

Scott developed Story League into one of the best places to hear funny stories in the D.C. area. Several members of our group have participated in their events over the years. He has decided to move to New York, and we were not going to let him go without getting a few cheap shots in. And I’m not talking about liquor.


His farewell comedy roast was held at The Unified Scene Theater. I must admit….It was a hilarious night! It was wonderful to see so many people say goodbye to him with the gift of laughter. My only regret was that no one recorded this madness for YouTube or Vimeo. “Good luck in the Big Apple Scott. We’re gonna miss ya’ buddy!”


WDCCWG Sketch Comedy

Folks have expressed an interest in writing and producing comedy videos. This year we are working hard to make that a reality. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please send an email to info@dccomedywriters.com. Please specify if you would like participate as actors/actresses, writers, editors, or some other function with the production team.


BTW – We are also working on a video version of our podcast. Opportunities will be available for people to host future episodes.
Working on HBO’s television show “VEEP”

HBO and the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment offered three local residents a chance to work on as a Production Assistant of the set of the television show “VEEP”.  I was honored to be selected. It was a fast pace environment, and I learned a lot form working with that team of professionals. Special thanks to the Washington Post for writing this article about it!


That will do it for the March updates. If you have ideas or suggestions for the group, please contact Mandy or myself with your thoughts. I also want to remind everyone that if you want to lead one of our weekly Monday night meetings, we are willing to train you and provide the writing exercises.  Looking forward to seeing you at one of our weekly meetings at Judy’s Bar and Restaurant on Monday nights at 8:30 pm.

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Until the next time!

Wayne & Mandy

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