The Stepford Comedians

I haven’t done enough twitter news results for a best of this week, but let me offer a screenplay idea.

I have always wanted to write a screenplay called The Stepford Comedians, where a newly arrived guy to the small Perth suburb of Dangerfield, begins to notice that the wives of his new neighbours and colleagues are unnaturally witty. His wife scorns the idea, even as she begins to frequent to small town comedy scene.

To his horror, he notices that his wife suddenly develops incredible comic timing. She’s doing perfect deadpans, pratfalls, double takes, quadruple entendres, amazing repartee.

He confronts the other husbands, and he realises that even though they know something is wrong, they don’t say anything because their womenfolk have become just SO DAMN FUNNY.

After research at the local comedy museum, he becomes convinced that all Dangerfield wives have been replaced by gynoids, robotic woman comedians.

He tries to escape, but his wife convinces him he is mistaken, distracting him by doing Abott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” routine and then going straight into The Parrot Sketch.

She lures him to the local standup venue, where he is attacked by the comedian wives led by a murderous Magda Szubanski.

As they attack, he says “I don’t get no respect.” but Magda plunges a knife into him. His last words are “Tough crowd.” which gets him some respectful light laughter from the killer robotic female comedians.

What do you think? Any producers out there?

(c) The Lazy Aussie

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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8 Responses to The Stepford Comedians

  1. Snuff says:

    I like it, TLA, but who could play the husband ?


  2. I was thinking Peter Berner for the husband, or even Flacco. But yeah.


  3. curious says:

    ugly dave gray.


  4. Slanderer says:

    I once simulated sex on stage with Magda Szubanski. Well, the audience laughed.


  5. shazza says:

    I will now have to kill you.


  6. xald says:

    Woah, that’s a great idea. I’d pinch it, but in my amateur filmmaking escapades I generally have trouble getting two people to help out, let alone a cast.


  7. skink says:

    I could probably render it for you in Xtranormal, which would get you some robotic female voices and some suitable wooden comic timing


  8. Heh, found this post when searching for Red parrot. I really am funny sometimes. Or was in 2009..


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