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When a middle-aged project manager loses everything in a divorce, he is forced to move in with four millennials who help reboot his regimented life.
A half-hour, single-cam, coming-of-middle-age comedy with the family dynamics of Divorce (HBO) and the humor of Working Moms (CBS/Netflix).
CASTLE – Déjà Two
Coincidence turns to creepy when a woman from Castle’s past is murdered using the same method in his latest novel – which hasn’t been published!
TV Spec Script written for ABC’s one-hour drama Castle and submitted to Disney/ABC Writers Program
NYCMidnight Short Screenplay Challenge
(5 pages in 48 hours)
Summer of Blood
When blood goes missing from a San Francisco Blood Bank, corporate sends an insider to find out what gives.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Location: A blood bank; Object: A fish.
Number 1 in my heat.
When the 45th President of the United States goes in for treatment for his social media addiction, no amount of therapy can prevent his inevitable self destruction.
Genre: Political Satire, Location: A rehabilitation center; Object: A bowling ball.
Number 4 in my heat.
The Blind Side
When an up and coming protégé is invited to the executive retreat, she surprises her “superiors” with a new compensation plan that would make Robin Hood proud.
Genre: Crime Caper, Location: A hunting lodge; Object: An ashtray.
Number 5 in my heat.
A Good Boy
A boy discovers a hidden room where he can speak with his recently deceased mother, but it will disappear if he tells another soul.
Genre: Open, Location: A secret room; Object: A wind-up toy.
Final round of 35 writers.
An Air of Effluence
When opportunity strikes, a man makes good on a promise his best friend took for granted.
Genre: Mystery, Location: A waste treatment facility; Object: A loaf of banana bread
One Mean Dancer
A shy boy’s life is forever altered when he teaches a beautiful transfer student how to dance.
Genre: Historical Fiction, Location: A formal dance; Object: A tutor.
12 pages. Received an honorable mention.
ABC Discovers Scene Showcase – Comedy
(5 page-scenes for 2 actors)
A young woman has no luck getting into a night club when she faces a persistent bouncer – and she’s the only one in line.
An original two-person comedy scene selected for ABC Casting’s 2015 ABC Discovers: New York Talent Showcase
Performed live on October 6, 2015, at the New World Stages in New York City.
Breaking up is hard to do. Especially for lifelong roommates.
Five Stages of Keith
A guy with zero confidence warns his blind date, with zero trust in men, she’ll hit all five stages of grief before their evening is over.
How far would you go for an audition?
You Gotta Have Fate
Everything good comes in threes. Right?
A comedy short written for the 2018 Frederick 72-Hour Film Festival
Rose helps her dad make a commercial after his first attempt is a disaster.
I was a staff writer for the comedy web series Click! about a beleaguered photography studio in downtown Baltimore. I wrote this particular episode.
When Dave loses his cool at an Ops meeting, he’s sent to Anger Management, and is in for a rude awakening.
A comedy sketch submitted to NBC for their Late Night Writers Workshop, and performed by cast members of the 2015 ABC Discovers: New York Talent Showcase
If People Were Like Cats
What if people at the office acted just like cats?
A comedy sketch submitted to NBC for their Late Night Writers Workshop.
The Love Consultants
Humor articles written for The Love Consultants, a dating advice web site managed by Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal.
- The A-List
- Civil Disunion: So Where Are You Registered?
- Couple Names- What Gives?
- Forget About Your Type
- Funny Over Fine Wins Every Time
- Geek: Friend or Lover?
- His Real “Honey Do” Thoughts
- Is Your Spouse In Your League?
- Leave The Crystal Ball At Home
- Love Life In Limbo?
- Narrow Your Search
- 10 Foods to Avoid on a First Date
- The Top 3 Guy Myths
- The Top 10 Mantiques
- Top 10 Things A Man Would Rather Be Doing On Valentine’s Day
- Why Shorties Got Game
@Midnight, a nightly show on Comedy Central, hosts a game called #HashtagWars. I play often. I’ve placed Top 10 a few times.
Here on 1/11/2017:
— Mike Morucci (@GCGeek) January 12, 2017
Here on 1/15/2015:
and on 1/19/2015 I actually won.
— Mike Morucci (@GCGeek) January 16, 2015
Comedy Central’s #CCSocialScene
Because of my participation in #HashtagWars, Comedy Central invited me this past few summers to participate in #CCSocialScene – where improv comedians use tweets as suggestions for sketches. A few of my tweets made it in.
— Mike Morucci (@GCGeek) June 11, 2015
Summer Cold Problems…
— Mike Morucci (@GCGeek) July 18, 2015
The video link is now broken, but my tweet was used as the closer for: