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  • British-Columbia
  • 10 min.
  • Chelsea Lou
  • Chelsea Lou, Jesse Roper, Ben Fawcett, Millie, Rosa Graham, Shawn O'Hara, Evan Mumford, Shane Priestley, Jason Lamb, Gary Barker, Darcy Collins, Shoy Boy, Jessica Fawkes
  • Comedy

A small-time comedian hits dark times when stand up becomes all-consuming. A rough week draws into question whether pursuing comedy is worthwhile, then a week of tepid sets and turmoil becomes material.



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Logline

A week of dark times and funny situations ends with a joke that maybe makes it all worthwhile.

Synopsis

"All My Jokes Are About Me" is about the genesis of a joke. The short will follow an amateur comedian through her week in short vignettes, and end with a joke that is influenced by the week's events. Struggling in her relationship, as a writer, and her day job at a daycare, the comic wrestles with doubt and depression, but is also faced with funny circumstances and characters in her week. The hilarity and darkness she experiences come together in the end of the short with her performing a very personal piece of comedy that spins her low points into humour.


Links

Facebook Page
Twitter
Chelsea Stand Up Set
Shiraz's Demo Reel
We will be shooting the short on the RED Epic Dragon

Created By

Shiraz Higgins
Shiraz Higgins
British-Columbia

Comedy
Adults
10 minutes
$10,000

Team

Chelsea is a comedian and artist, Shiraz is a filmmaker and comedy show producer. We're excited to make something awesome together.

Shiraz Higgins

Shiraz Higgins
British-Columbia

Project Lead

Chelsea Lou

Chelsea Lou
British-Columbia

Director, Writer, Actor

Character Breakdowns

Community Relevancy

Production Design

Storyboards

All My Jokes Are About Me Storyboard

All My Jokes Are About Me Storyboard

All My Jokes Are About me is a short about the genesis of a joke The story will be told using six short vignettes leading up to Monday night, where the main character, Chelsea, tries out a new joke at an open mic. Sometimes the vignettes will be directly tied to the bit, other times the ways in which the inform the comedy will be more oblique.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Chelsea and Shane have a nice evening out with friends. They are happy, laughing, enjoying eachother’s company.

Wednesday

Wednesday

A big fight breaks out. Shane wants Chelsea to focus on their relationship, not her “dreams.” Chelsea’s roomate Ben does dishes in the background. Shane leaves.

Thursday

Thursday

Chelsea goes to work at the daycare. It's her 30th Birthday.

Friday

Friday

Chelsea decides to shake off the break up and get out there. She watches a make-up tutorial online and tries “contouring” It looks garish in bright daylight, and she realizes that the long looks she is receiving aren’t necessarily complimentary. She returns home, Ben asks her what she did to her face.

Saturday

Saturday

Chelsea goes out to a comedy show. She opens up to one of the comedians about how she’s having a tough time and about her recent break up. The comedian casually tries to hit on her. She performs a set, then goes home to write.

Sunday

Sunday

A full minute long shot of Chelsea walking on the street, looking at passing traffic, and eventually leaning against a wall and collapsing.

Monday

Monday

Chelsea performs a full set. She tells a joke that draws together the darkness and humour we’ve witnessed in her week and gets a very positive response from the audience.

Audience