Yea, crazy right? How’s that for a clickbait-y headline. It was that or, “NBC liked Mike for one reason, you’ll never guess what it is.”
Anyway, some context for all this. Each January, NBC does this super cool program called the “Late Night Writers Workshop” and I applied for it. You have to submit a packet with jokes, bits, and some full blown sketches. Long story short I got in, it was awesome, and I highly recommend you apply yourself.
Now, here’s the thing, the sketch I wrote can never be produced. I chose to lampoon the NSA scandal (super dated by now) and Elf on the Shelf (it’s not christmas time anymore). Which is sad, because it’s probably one of the only sketches I’ve ever written where I think to myself, “Good job man, that’s pretty clever.”
Since it’s never going to be produced for logistical reasons, I figure it can’t hurt to at least put it on here. So now, for your viewing pleasure and so you can say to yourself, “Wow, really? That’s all it took?” here’s is my sketch:
(by the way don’t steal it, it is copyrighted. Just be cool people)
And if you have any questions about the program, I’d be happy to answer them!