First official non-retrospective post of the new site! Can you smell that redesign freshness? MMmmm, mmm. Smells like whatever your favorite smell is, unless it’s lavender, cause that’s gross and you’re weird.
Lots of jetsetting, romance, and international intrigue. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First up is all the news in the world of Sad Ninja. We produced and directed a webisode pilot for Comedy Central by way of Atom Films, written by two of the girls we cast in Why Weed Is Better Than Sex. The series is called 2 Girls 1 Cop, and the first episode has been a major success. We had a blast shooting it, and has over 300,000 views. Awesome!
Geoff, Derek and I, in addition to revising our first feature script, are gearing up to shoot three of our own shorts – two spec
commercials and one sketch. A Sony Bravia commercial starring myself and a girl that we’re having a casting for this Saturday, a Doritos ad for the Superbowl which will feature a bunch of our friends, and a really funny sketch that I’m directing starring Geoff.
I’ll of course be posting the shorts to my site as soon as they’re done, which should be late May/early June. Prepare for funnies.
Did I mention that I really like my new job working for Mr. Retired Record Label Founder? Well, he sent me to the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Geoff tagged along, and we had three days of gadget-themed adventure. Best booths go to Samsung for their insane number of 3D TVs and Intel for filming us dancing in stereoscopic 3D and broadcasting it on a huge screen for everyone at the expo ahhhhhh the awesomeness was almost too much.
“Geeky stuff is fun, I guess, you massive nerd, but come on Peet, you were in Vegas, didn’t you gamble?”
I have little to no interest in gambling, but I felt obligated with so much Vegas-time on my hands. I put $1 into a video poker machine, played for four minutes, and cashed out with $2.14. Then, as we were walking out of the casino, I saw a machine with 57 cents left in it – a whole dollar was needed to play – so I cashed it out and skipped town with $2.71. Nearly tripled my money.
Standup has been progressing nicely – I did a show as big as the one on my last birthday, reaching another comedy milestone. ComedyJuice has been ahhh berry berry good to me, and booked me on a show with Doug Benson, Bo Burnham, Jeff Dye, Craig Robinson, and… ba ba bum! Daniel Tosh! One of my top favorite comics and influences, and I finally got to share a stage with him. Still on my ever-evolving list: Patton Oswalt, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and John Mulaney. Nick Swardson was also on that list, but I just performed with him a few nights ago. Party.
Camping in Joshua Tree with Dan, Kevin, Shine and the Manhattan Beach Crew was excellent. Very windy and a bit cold, but we made the best of it. Dan and I lead everyone in songs around the campfire until 3am. Kubaya? F that s. Most of our jams were 90s alt rock and 2000s pop punk – the stuff we grew up on. Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Sublime… but we of course paid tribute to classics like Stand by Me. The only thing that kept us 15 guys and gals warm was the majesty of song, I tells ya.
And finally, as promised, pictures of my 90210 guest house, the greatest undeserved guest house there ever was. I’m hoping they won’t kick me out until I move in to a new place with a fiance.
Look at those glowy lights!
Man, that’s too much beige.
What? I like peanut butter. Leave me alone.
OMG Peet so many hats OMG!