Thursday, December 9, 2010

Single White Friendster Update

Okay, so I'll be the first to admit, this is odd.

I woke up this morning wanting to add something to one of the 365 scenes. A scene I wrote almost two years ago!

It's "Single White Friendster" about a lonely co-worker trying desperately to develop a friendship with her co-worker who prefers to keep things professional. I love scenes where people awkwardly try to connect with others. Little too much like my own life, really.

Anyway, you can read the original scene HERE.

Here's what I changed near the end...


Happy birthday. Really. Happy birthday. I just like to keep my life in different compartments, Wendy. I have my co-workers; I have my family and friends. I like to leave my work at work.


Sure. I understand. I’m the same way, really. I have work and I have my “not” work. Work stays here. Birds, Scrabble, decorating my jeans jackets with rhinestones and metal studs, washing my mother’s hair, all stays at home.


Good. What are you doing for your birthday?


I just told you.


You’re washing your mother’s hair on your birthday? (Wendy nods.) Well, your mom must like that.


It’s hard to tell since the stroke. I play for her in Scrabble. I usually “let” her win. And then she watches me decorate our matching jeans jackets.

(Awkward hopeful pause)


Sounds like a good time.

Yep. I gave Wendy's mother a stroke. All in the name of comedy, of course.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I wrote a piece about self publishing at my other website. I use 365 Sketches as an example. You can read it by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We Open Friday!

My first project post-365 Sketches was to adapt and direct a really bad movie. We had such a great time, we added some songs and scenes and turned it into a badass movie, but on stage.

Click HERE for tickets.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shows You Would Never See If You Didn't Know Someone in the Cast: REMOUNTED

Director Scott Olson and his crew had such a great time doing "365 Sketches" last June that they are remounting and reconfiguring their show. Scott kept the scenes he and his cast liked the most and then picked up some other 365 scenes they liked including "Everybody Poops, Even Neil" and a very, very twisted take on Pinocchio. I look forward to seeing their show.

Shows You Would Never See If You Didn't Know Someone in the Cast: REMOUNTED

The sell-out sketch comedy show is back and packed with new sketches.

The Best of Joe Janes's 365 Sketches.

Feel the Bang. Get the Clap.

Show Dates and Times

Sunday September 26th at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday September 30th at 7:30 P.M.
Sunday October 3rd at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday October 7th at 7:30 P.M.

CALL 773-598-4549 FOR TICKETS! TICKETS ONLY $10!!!!


Cassie Ahiers
Jack Bourgeois
Kevin Branick
Jessica Cook
Dylan James Hackworth
Meg Harkins
Sam Hubbard
Daniel Planz
Liz Siedt

Directed by Scott Olson
Assistant Directed by Jackson Haywood

Written by Joe Janes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

365 Sketches is Recommended Reading

According to the folks at The Laughing Parrot.

The Original 365

Looking for the original posts and their comments?

Here's a link to Day One - "Laid On"

Click on "Newer Post" at the bottom of the page to move through the year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why Do It?

This video explains why I took on the 365 project better than I can.