Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome to Sketch War

About a year ago, Michael posted a sketch on his blog one Friday night. Being hyper-competitive, I banged a sketch out after work and posted it by midnight, throwing down a virtual gauntlet. Every Friday hence, we wrote sketches - first on whatever we wanted, and later on pre-selected topics - and posted them to our blogs.

This past December, we decided it was time to consolidate all our sketches in one place and created this blog. We'd been joined over the year by several other comedy writers and wanted a showcase. But the problem with the new blog is that we'd post between two and five sketches all on Friday and nothing else the other six days of the week. Not great for providing entertaining content to attract and keep visitors.

With the new influx of visitors coming thanks to Chuck's Blog Mob project, we decided it was time to make some changes.

For the next two weeks, we'll be spreading out our sketch entries. Long-time readers already know that last Friday was the first time we didn't post sketches. We wanted to hold them for this week. Meanwhile, we'll be slowly adding new content. Things like critiques on each others' sketches, reviews of live sketch performances, analysis of sketches from SNL and the like, short scenes from works in progress, and posts on the art and technique of sketch writing. Once we've gotten the flow of secondary content high enough, we'll go back to Friday battles.

We're also counting on all of you to tell us what you want to see more of. If we should focus on critiques and analysis or posting other short scenes, or posts on how to write sketches. So let us know in comments.

But for now, please take a look through our archives and keep coming back every weekday for new sketches.