Gagging For It by Barry Staff | Script Revolution

Gagging For It

Wanting to pool their resources as a comedy duo, two physically challenged men need to get through an audition to prove it'll work.

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(4 characters, 2 locations)
A thirtysomething jobless mute and blind man and an older, unemployable Tourette’s sufferer bump into one another at hospital appointments, engineered by their caring nurse, who sees them as pooling their resources wants to bring new meaning to the lives of a seeing them as potentially s a comedy double act. She's got them an audition/ a comedy club owner. They deliver their set to him on the stage of the empty auditorium. It goes down badly, a series of naff one-liners txted on a mobile phone and then verbalised by the twitchy other man as he reads the screen. They blame each other for the failure. Fight over it and injure one another. The nurse tends to their wounds back in the hospital waiting area where they met.

Submitted: May 26, 2022
Last Updated: May 26, 2022

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The Writer: Barry Staff

"Some kinda screenwriter," Barry was born and raised in the UK. His career has been oddball - periods of education (ending on a postgraduate Diploma in Film Studies) intercut with ‘McJobs’ (roof-rack assembler, computer helpdesk, beer bottler, reject furniture salesman, draughtsman, goods inward operative, briefly a bouncer. . .), all the while writing on the side. With the writing paramount these days, he has a portfolio of spec feature and short screenplays, four of the latter having been filmed. Apart from competition successes, he's - SO FAR - had a purchase offer on one feature screenplay, an option on another and a shopping agreement on a third. Go to bio

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