• Dane Cook teases Fight script in Instagram post

    Dane Cook teased a new film script on his Instagram Monday night. The video post zooms in on an open script file on a laptop. The script simply says, “Fight, Written by Dane Cook,” with a note at the bottom of the page that says “Reheat Entertainment.”

    In the caption to the post, Cook reveals that the script is for a new film with “heart, humor & drama organically intermingled.” The rest of the caption is a rumination on the comedic process. Cook writes, “In stand up, as comedians, we are never truly ‘finished’ cultivating a routine. We polish & tweak, painstakingly night after night searching for the prime entry point, most delightful mid build up to a robust ending (cue laughter/applause). It doesn’t matter if you are a storyteller, joke slinger or absurdist. The formula is what it has always been. So we perform it, craft it and ship it off. I’ve done it many times. And realize this… we get one shot a night at getting it right. You have an off night that bit might get toss in the dumpster.”

    He continues, “At a certain point you let it go. Trust me, every great comedian years and years later will remember a certain routine and say, ‘I know what I should have added!’ This story I won’t have to do that. As an actor, writer & director this is the best material I’ve created. It’s taken a long time and though there is more work to do.. this.. away from stand up.. is where my mind is at. I can’t wait to share with you.. a unique look at a complex life.”

    Cook has been spending time “away from stand up” recently and working on films. He’s also working on a new film called American Typecast, which he wrote with Monib Abhat and directed. The film is in post-production according to IMDB. The Good Luck Chuck actor also starred in the drama American Exit last year and can be seen in the Netflix documentary The American Meme. Basically, Dane Cook is getting all-American.

    See the post here, but warning the background noise on the post is very distorted:

     

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    In stand up, as comedians, we are never truly “finished” cultivating a routine. We polish & tweak, painstakingly night after night searching for the prime entry point, most delightful mid build up to a robust ending (cue laughter / applause). It doesn’t matter if you are a storyteller, joke slinger or absurdist. The formula is what it has always been. So we perform it, craft it and ship it off. I’ve done it many times. And realize this… we get one shot a night at getting it right. You have an off night that bit might get toss in the dumpster. At a certain point you let it go. Trust me, every great comedian years and years later will remember a certain routine and say, “I know what I should have added!” This story I won’t have to do that. As an actor, writer & director this is the best material I’ve created. It’s taken a long time and though there is more work to do.. this.. away from stand up.. is where my mind is at. I can’t wait to share with you.. a unique look at a complex life. A film with heart, humor & drama organically intermingled. #LETSGO

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    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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