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Entries in Mike Drucker (4)

Thursday
Sep162010

How Your Comedy Art Really Looks

Daniel Bluett | Photo via Tosh.0

By: Mike Drucker

Stand-Up Comedy

How You See It:
You're a lone wolf rebel, changing minds and breaking down barriers with ratatatat irony and fractal-deep observations about the world around you. You use pure language to light fire to your audience’s hypocrisies and show them the true cost of their routine existences. No gods or kings, only man.

How It Really Looks:
"I had a girlfriend, right? She was an oriental. She always said, 'Don't call me that!' And so I said, 'Well then open your eyes wider!' Boom!

Okay. So who here remembers 'Titanic?'"

Improv

How You See It:
Eight artists truly live in the moment to create a scene that’s to never exist before or again. Relying on their unbreakable support of each other and the unspoken energy which flows between performers, improvisers tap into the collective unconscious and show the audience that even the smallest raindrop can become a river.

How It Really Looks:
[Two men walk to the foreground and stare at each other for five seconds. One begins digging.]

"I hate being in prison."
"Yeah, me too."
"It’s so hot in prison."
"It’s making me sweat. I’m also pregnant."

[The performers stare at each other for a few seconds to try to establish gender roles.]

“Prison’s no place to raise a family.”
“And this prison’s in space.”

[A third performer runs in front of them. The first two fall back to the wall and high-five. The new performer moves her arm in a wide, four-foot arc. Another steps up with her.]

“I hate washing dishes.”
“Then come here and help me with this surgery!”

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Monday
Aug092010

New Gigs: Mike Drucker to Power Nintendo

John Mulaney, Sean Patton, Christine Nangle, Mark Normand, Zach Sims, and a number of SNL writers were on hand to say so long to Mike Drucker last night at The Creek. Mike totally just leveled up--he's helping movers right now as they whisk his stuff all the way to Redmond, Washington so he can start a new job at Nintendo! Mike tells The Apiary:

I was hired to be a Writer / Editor working on the scripts for video games at Nintendo--a lot of writing dialogue, scenes, that sort of thing. I'm a lifelong video game fan, so it's really a weird dream come true. In fact, I got into comedy after getting into writing after quitting computer technology because I was so bad at programming. So getting into video games via comedy is actually a really, really neat way to go. I found out right after I got back from writing for the ESPY Awards, so it was neat to come off a project like that and then jump into this.

Congrats and good luck, Mike!

PREVIOUSLY

Thursday
May272010

Your Apartment Search Ends Now!!! 

By: Mike Drucker

***STOP LOOKING*** FOR A NEW APARTMENT TO LIVE IN BECAUSE THIS IS THE APARTMENT YOU WANT TO RENT! 

BEST VALUE YOU’LL FIND IN THE NEW YORK CITY NEIGHBORHOOD! 

***$1700!!!!*** 1 BR, 1 BATH, /W BLKNY, ELEC, GAS, HEAT, DOOR, CABINETS, MORE THAN ENOUGH CLOSET SPACE FOR ANY REASONABLE PERSON, HARDENED WOOD FLOORS. DID WE SAY SPACE EVERYWHERE? 10’ x 8’ = TWICE YOUR PERSONAL SIZE FOR HALF YOUR PERSONAL BUDGET! ***WOW!!!!!*** 

POST-WAR CONSTRUCTION MEANS NO SLAVES HAVE EVER BEEN MURDERED IN THIS APARTMENT! ***NO GHOSTS*** 

PROTECTED AND OWNED BY VENTRUE CLAN! THEY DO NOT FEED IN THE BUILDING BECAUSE THEY ***VALUE YOUR BUSINESS!*** 

PETS OKAY! WOOF / MEOW / BUBBLE BUBBLE FISH! 

THIS WILL BE RENTED IMMEDIATELY SO EMAIL US NOW BEFORE THIS AMAZING VALUE GOES TO SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT DESERVE WHAT YOU DESERVE! 

BLOCKS FROM SUBWAY & ONE TRUE CATHOLIC CHURCH!  

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE. ***SO FEW PEDOPHILES*** CRIMES IN AREA ARE ALMOST ALL VICTIMLESS. DRUGS & POT AVAILABLE FROM TENANT (RENT AND FIND OUT WHICH ONE!) WITH PASSWORD “SOMEONE LEFT YOUR MAIL IN MY BOX.” BE COOL AND YOU WILL GET NO BETTER DEAL ON DRUGS & POT IN THE CITY!!! 

MOVE IN TODAY; ONLY PAY FOR NEXT MONTH AND MONTHS AFTER THAT! KITCHEN APPLIANCES WORK RIGHT OFF THE BAT, NO ELECTRICIANS TELLING YOU NONSENSE. LAST TENANT CLEANED OVEN BEFORE HE LEFT; ***NOTHING IN OVEN***! 

GREAT LOCATION FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: SIX BLOCKS FROM BORDERS BOOKSTORE, GREAT COFFEE SHOP INSIDE BORDERS BOOKSTORE. 

ONLY IF YOURE SERIOUS ABOUT LIVING IN AN ***AMAZING*** APARTMENT SHOULD YOU APPLY TO THIS APARTMENT. SUPER WANTS TO RENT IMMEDIATELY AND ***LIFE IS TOO SHORT*** TO WASTE ON SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T WANT THE ***BEST PLACE*** TO LIVE! 

  • CREDIT CHECK NECESSARY (BAD CREDIT OKAY; WE JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU STAND)
  • APPLICATION NECESSARY (TELL US ABOUT YOU; WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO LIVE IN SUCH AN AMAZING APARTMENT BESIDES A NOSE FOR GOOD DEALS?)
  • PROOF OF INCOME NECESSARY (NO FOOD STAMPS LOL / KIDDING, CHECK STUB FINE)
  • FIRST, LAST, SECURITY NECESSARY (STANDARD FOR ALL APARTMENTS, EVEN ***GREAT VALUES***)
  • MEETING WITH SUPER NECESSARY (VERY NICE MAN, JUST DOESN’T WANT A REPEAT OF LAST TENANT’S BITCHING ABOUT LITTLE STUFF)

 
FIND CARL OR CARLS WIFE ON MYSPACE AND PERSONAL MESSAGE THEM (YOURE A FRIEND NOW!) TO GET MAILED KEYS AT ONCE!!!!

Thursday
Mar122009

Inside With: Mike Drucker, SNL Contributor - By: Chelsea White

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us "I'm in the center of the nerd / sad / fat Venn Diagram for Update photos. Which is actually sort of neat" --Mike Drucker | Photo: Mike Drucker A frequent contributor to online-comedic staples The Huffington Post, McSweeney's, and The Onion, comedian and writer Mike Drucker saw one of his jokes make the nearly impossible leap from notebook to the Weekend Update news desk on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live (Ep. #1548, Season 34). A former SNL intern, Drucker has worked as the show's Graphics Coordinator since 2008. He was also the winner of Disney's 2007 "So You Think You're Funny" stand-up competition and was nominated for Time Out New York's 2008 Joke of the Year. The Apiary got Drucker to put his pen down for a hot minute to let us in on what it's like to see his writing on an SNL cue card. So, Funny Man, give us the joke that made the cut! The joke was: "An investment bank is auctioning off more than 15,000 videotaped episodes of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's iconic talk show 'The PTL Club.' Here's how the auction went: 'Do I hear nothing? Nothing? Nothing! Going once! Going twice! Sold! To nobody because no one would want that." Seth delivered it really well.

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