By the way…you’re on Taxi Cash. the game show taxi!
The final Podtoon of 2013!
I remember this sketch quite well because it was the first real argument we ever had a a sketch group.
We were in the second week of The Earwolf Challenge and were almost eliminated in the first week because the judges felt our show intro shouldn’t be a bit and instead literally explain to listeners what our show was (“It’s a sketch comedy show - it’s Left Handed Radio!”). We did not expect it and were nervous.
Our second challenge was to generate content representative of our show. We did this, a quick interstitial, and a super short sketch (Salad Horse?). Boz wrote the first draft and everyone was still jumpy about not being good enough in this competition so we went round and round and round again about every single line in the draft. We also had a time limit on our submission so everything was being analyzed. I think we argued about it longer than it took to actually produce the sketch. I believe I did rewrite on this? But it was the most tense the group had ever been at that moment. Once we heard our final product and what it sounded like compared to everyone else on TEC we relaxed a bit. We were still trying to discover group dynamic.
I love the joy in Taylor and Anna’s performances here, the commitment to being on a game show. I played the cab driver. I’m glad Rich animated the dreads and disguise on my character because that’s what I saw as I recorded it originally. But I see every character I voice dressed as a Rastafarian so maybe that’s just a coincidence.
Rich had the shortest turnaround time for this one, which also happened to be the most frantic of all four eps. He worked quickly and once again did his job so well you’d never know this fact from the final product. I’m constantly amazed at his talents.
We have had a blast being able to realize one of our big, original goals for LHR, which was turn it into a web series with a major online distributor. It took three years but it happened. Above Average has been dumb-wonderful to work with and have had great notes and suggestions for us all along the way. It couldn’t have gone more smoothly.
The snowball for our group has been rolling downhill for a few months now and we’re really excited for 2014. This has been a year of strange challenges and growth for us. That you have all continued to listen means so much to us. We don’t get the typical feedback most shows get from their listeners (as in, practically none at all), but we see the numbers. There are a lot of you out there and that’s all we need to know. :D