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 to 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.