Enjoy a Live Reading of Jordan Morris’s Sitcom Pilot

Here’s a live reading of a comedy/action pilot called Freelance Beatdown that was written by and stars Jordan Morris, one of the hosts of the popular podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! and a correspondent on IFC’s The Grid. Morris is joined by a cast that includes Dave Holmes (Reno 911!), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), and Colton Dunn (Key & Peele). In the prospective show, Morris plays Lee Barron, a 30-year-old stoner who was trained as a secret agent as a teen before becoming a burnout. Barron starts taking freelance spy work so he can keep his crappy band going. Jordan Morris took donations via Indiegogo┬áto produce this spiffy pilot video, complete with fight scenes drawn by Christopher Hastings, creator of the webcomic The Adventures of Dr. McNinja. This is certainly a new and interesting way to go about pitching a TV show, and the result is a funny video that’s much more appealing to execs than a strong pilot script. Plus, it’s already racked up over 5,000 YouTube views. If things work out for Jordan Morris and his show, you can expect to see a lot more of these fancy staged readings of crowd-funded TV pilots.

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