Labor Day Weekend is over; that means back to school and (ugh) work. Make the end of summer a little less awful with the hilarious parody 'Workington Career Centers.'
Remember those 90s school tutoring commercials where flunking kids argued with exasperated moms? Here's an update for all us working stiffs. An angry wife (Katina Corrao) has had it with her childish husband (Anthony DeVito) who clearly does not exceed expectations. Luckily, help is available in the form of Workington Career Centers, who promise to “turn pathetic deadwood into valued employees… no matter how useless they are.”
This VSFW (Very Safe For Work) video was created and written by actor/comedian Anthony DeVito (House of Cards, Funny Or Die, Above Average), who stars as the failing hubby with actress/comedian Katina Corrao (Broad City, Lasers In The Jungle) as his long-suffering spouse. Actor Anthony Marino of brooklynONE Productions is the ultra-cheerful Workington rep.
“Those old commercials always make me laugh,” said Anthony DeVito. “The harsh, aggressive tone with everyone snapping at each other and lots of angry close-ups. I thought it’d be funny to create a company that helps adults who suck at work, which often treats us like we're children. It was really fun to shoot, although we had to stop a lot because we kept cracking up.”
Edited by: Jake King
Camera/Lighting/Sounds: Rob Martin and Jake King
Graphic Design/Art Direction: Anthony DeVito
Special Thanks to Dimensions On Stage
Director Nick Snow (PRISM, The Shorts Show, WILT) offered me the role of a suburban dad who's also part of a ritual to summon a demon, so of course I said yes! The comedy/crime/supernatural thriller BLACKLIGHT is currently filming and it was great to work with Nick and the Shorts Show gang again. More updates soon.
Are you casting a new project? Keep me in mind, I'd love to be in the mix.
Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) continue their spring season with the second installment of WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB on Thursday, March 28, at 8pm downstairs at Von Bar on 3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB is a season long collection of short plays about alien encounters and an apocalypse that never arrived. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation.
Now in their eighth year bringing fresh, original, independent theater to lower Manhattan, D3C's ongoing effort WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS CLUB features three new plays that blend past productions with new work. When I Dream, I See Strange Men, a series of alien abduction monologues, has combined with parts of The Apocalypse Survivors Club, a full-length work, to produce a brand new, serialized show.
This month features: Junked Machines & Salvaged Hearts, a play about junkyards, matchmaking services, and the price our angels pay for falling in love with us. Devil Town (A Miracle Play) rolls away the rocks of an old coal mining town to reveal the harrowing hell that lies beneath it. In Who Will Deliver Me from Myself, and Let My Trembling Spirits Fly? (And is thy earth so marred, shattered in shard on shard?) , a heart becomes the end of heaven and earth and a prison for the stars. To date, 121 original works have been written by Gracia and directed by LoPorto for D3C, which they co-founded in 2011.
The March performance of Welcome to the Apocalypse Survivors Club features: Kenny Wade Marshall Jessica Bathurst, John Caliendo, Anthony DeVito, Nicole Franz, Kenny Wade Marshall, Julie Orkis, Mickey Ryan and Tina Wong-Lu.
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Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) brings their seventh season of indie theater to a close by staging plays that confront institutional injustices. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, the show at the group's new venue of Von Bar starts at 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 24 at 3 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.
D3C are offering a new play and "greatest hit" on this touring leg of their schedule. "For The Love Of Hopeless Causes" is a new work that tells the story of the Saint Patrick's Brigade, a group of Irish immigrants who enlisted in the United States army, but switched sides during the Mexican American War.
It will be presented alongside "The Two Swords Doctrine" which finds two catholic priests passing a flask between confession booths and deconstructing the church's position on sexual criminals within the clergy. This "greatest hit" was first staged in September of 2014 at Mr. Dennehy's. "Both plays deal with the ways people of faith confront institutional injustices," said Gracia, "and the consequences of truly standing with the oppressed and violated."
Gracia and LoPorto co-founded D3C in 2011 as DIY theatre nights to bring free, original, punk rock basement theatre back to a New York City that increasingly is losing its artistic movements and spaces to rising rents.
"For The Love Of Hopeless Causes" features: Chris Donovan, Marisela Grajeda Gonzalez and Gil Ron.
"The Two Swords Doctrine" features: Ian Patrick Poake and Anthony DeVito.
More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/dthreec
They like me! Amazon viewers are loving the new sitcom Millenniums and my character, John the terrible therapist.
Millenniums is getting very positive reviews on Amazon. Some viewers especially liked my character, John the Therapist. Check out what they had to say...
"Some of my favorite moments are anything with Alex, Mirror Ethan, Crazy Corey, and the unprofessional creepy and hilarious therapist!! it’s pretty clear these guys need as much help as possible. Hope to see more of their group therapy sessions!"
"You don't need to be a millennial to enjoy this show. Actually, watching the show made me really happy that I'm NOT in my twenties anymore. Everybody in the cast is good ... nicely shot... great views of NYC. Best character is the "World's Worst Therapist" --- definitely a keeper."
"Love the characters and their absurd world. Has an "Always Sunny" feel to it. I especially liked the interchange with the hapless therapist, played by Anthony DeVito, in episode 5. That guy is hilarious, even when delivering straight lines."
"Without a doubt, the funniest scenes are those with the very unprofessional therapist. I think these guys should have a therapy session in every episode! I'd be hooked if they did."
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