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KISS ME, I'M IRISH
written by Brendan Hunt
ep. 1 directed by Brendan Hunt
ep. 2 directed by Lauren Van Kurin

Some people don't know when to quit.

4 Episodes
Original Run: 1 Ep, 3/26/16
Playoffs Run: 3 Eps, 4/9/16, 4/23/16, 4/30/16

EPISODE ONE (3/26/16)

SUMMARY: The intoxicated Jim, with a black eye, is being questioned by the police. He tells them the story of how he came to be there. At the second wedding of his best friend Gary, a drunken Jim gives a speech in which he apologizes for the bad speech he gave at Gary's first wedding, which Jim believes was responsible for the dissolution of that marriage six months later - but now he promises to give a great speech that will "reverse the curse." Unfortunately, this speech is another rambling mess in which he talks about an acid-fueled trip to Disneyland involving a lost hat, Gary's camera in Jim's butt, and the true meaning of friendship. Along the way, he manages to make wedding guest Jean uncomfortable by confessing his longtime crush on her. Rachel, the bride, finally manages to interrupt the endless speech, and the wedding guests begin to do the Macarena as Jim becomes increasingly manic. Back in the present, it transpires that that all happened on Saturday, and it is now Tuesday. But the cops asked to know EVERYTHING that happened, and by God, Jim is going to tell them.

EPISODE TWO (4/9/16) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 1!

SUMMARY: The morning after the wedding, Jean wakes up hung over in her underwear, with no memory of the previous night... but it all comes crashing back when Jim, dressed only in her apron, arrives - bright eyed and happy from their apparent tryst (during which she fell asleep while he was going down on her) - and also from the double-dose of ecstasy he's on. Jim's father is calling him non-stop, upset that Jim did not show up for his mother's intervention. But Jim's more interested in what he erroneously thinks is the beginning of a new relationship with Jean. Jean, however, tells him she doesn't want to do anything to hurt their friendship, and groggily goes off to get dressed while asking Jim to please leave.

EPISODE THREE (4/23/16) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 2!

SUMMARY: Jim, still high on ecstasy but crashing and depressed, substitute coaches an improv team. The monologue he gives them for inspiration is his embarrassing and highly inappropriate account of his unsatisfying night with Jean. They proceed to do a really depressing improv, which leaves Jim in tears - and proclaiming it to be the funniest thing he's ever seen.

EPISODE FOUR (4/30/16) - PLAYOFFS ROUND 3!

SUMMARY: Jim gives his young students terrible advice for their acting careers, but his attempted mentorship is derailed when he learns that one of them, who has only been in L.A. for six months, has just booked a pilot. He then goes to a comedy club to do his stand-up act, which bombs terribly. When the M.C. attempt to get him to leave the stage, Jim assaults him. Back at the precinct, the detective to whom Jim has been telling his story is flabbergasted to learn that Jim threw the first punch and that he wasn't acting in self-defense, and arrests and handcuffs Jim over his protests.

CAST

Brendan Hunt

Jim (Eps. 1-4)

Shannon Nelson

Jean (Eps. 1-2)

Joe Fria

Gary the Groom (Ep. 1)

Aviva Pressman

Rachel the Bride (Ep. 1)

Scott Golden

Randall (Ep. 1)

Chris Alvarado

MC (Ep. 1)

Erin Holt, Cj Merriman, K.J. Middlebrooks,
Jenelle Riley, Matt Valle, Colin Willkie,
Jaime Andrews, Curt Bonnem, Rob Lecrone,
Bart Tangredi, Pat Towne, Lauren Van Kurin,
Aaron Mendelson & Donal Thoms-Cappello

Weddinggoers (Ep. 1)

Peter Fluet, Rick Steadman, Chris Alvarado,
Zachary Bernstein & Josh Weber

Enthusiastic Young Improvisers (Ep. 3)

Victor Isaac

Detective (Ep. 4)

Terry Tocantins

MC (Ep. 4)

Josh Weber, Chris Alvarado,
Rick Steaman & Zachary Bernstein

Boner Patrol (Ep. 4)