Jeremy O'Connell, a 27-year old comedian and writer, is released from a mental hospital... only to find himself out of a job, without his car, and forced to confront his inner demons. With jokes, karaoke, wizards who need loans, and a roommate who explodes heads.
Synopsis:An autobiographical tale of suicide, wizards, and comedy based partly upon the one-act play, "I'm Sorry I Liked You." The local critics raved, "...Contains masterful psychology. Whether he is writing with a gift for intuition or the wisdom of masterful insight, [Brian] Hanson nails it." (http://tucsoncitizen.com/morg...)
Our story begins as Jeremy O'Connell and his closest friends perform sketch comedy at a local theater, amusing himself and his friends with pride and glee. Flash forward one year later, and Jeremy is released from a mental hospital - only to find himself without a job, without a car, and the sinking feeling that his career is stagnating, and his prospects of finding ANY sort of relationship - meaningful or not - are nonexistent.
But there are darker inner demons at play, which slowly take hold of Jeremy's life and well-being. Not to mention that the things people seem to love about the guy - his bizarre sense of humor, his self-deprecating quips - aren't exactly the sort of things that can make you happy.
With his friendships crumbling and his life in ruin, Jeremy has to learn to accept himself and love the things that he does - which involves re-writing the lyrics to "We Didn't Start The Fire," breaking things at a bookstore, Tom Cruise with wings, urinary superpowers, and other terrible things.
The first draft. Probably some jokes that are a little too much, and some characters that are a bit underwritten. Not to mention that some of the visual pieces and montages and things are probably incorrectly formatted. Whoops.