Studio C - Mallory Everton and Matt Meese Interview - Episode - The Good Word Podcast
Studio C is a sketch comedy show produced by BYUtv created by Jared Shores and Matt Meese. To date, the series has won four Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awardsnote . Stacey thinks his parents Matt and Mallory adopted him. Video Game of All Time", Matt encounters a baby, a navy SEAL, and a baby seal. Star comedian Mallory Everton has not failed to thrill fans with comedy skits which Still growing with the group, she directed the parody The Hungry Games as part of Her comedy lane Studio C has over million subscribers and about 55 relationship with Matt and because he is an alumnus of the Studio C Team, we. Studio C – Mallory Everton and Matt Meese Interview – Episode Posted on Greatest achievement to date: having a proud mother.
You can be a gunslinger one minute then a zombie the next. A friend took me to a live sketch show on BYU campus one weekend. It looked like a ton of fun, and so I decided to audition the next year. I'd never written sketches before, so there was a lot of on-the-job training.
Again, I owe this one to Whitney. It looked like fun, so I signed up to be the videographer for the group. I ended up auditioning a year later. I've never been great at improv. I get too in my head when I'm in front of an audience, so scripts have always been a comfort for me.
Sketch comedy, though, has always seemed fun. Little scenes where anything can happen, and then it's done. It sort of makes concepts and situations limitless. Sitcoms are mostly about the characters; sketch is all about concepts. Individually, what had all of you done performance-wise before coming to BYU? I was big into choir and musical theater all through high school. I was also really involved in all the studio production classes; I made a lot of commercial parodies, ads and funny shorts for those classes.
I also helped write a short satirical episodic series for our morning announcements, and I performed in that as well. I emphasized in theater when I was in high school and performed in plays and musicals, but I was actually drawn to performing dramas more than comedies. I think they were easier to get into.
I did some small things at school from time to time, but I didn't really get involved until my senior year. I took the theater class, auditioned for a couple plays and went to a speech tournament. All of it was way more fun than I had imagined. Before BYU, my exposure was limited to my friends and ward. People told me I should do acting, but I always ignored them because I thought actors were weird.
Now, I fully embrace my weirdness and wear it like a badge of honor. What made all of you choose BYU to study at, and what has your time at the school been like? My sister went here, and when we drove up to drop her off, I fell in love with the campus. After that, I didn't bother applying anywhere else, which is colossally stupid, but it worked out.
My experience here was very, very positive, but the hands-down highlight was being a part of Divine Comedy. But things worked out great in the end, and I have loved my time in Provo. Honestly, it was my parents. They told me they wouldn't help out with any of my tuition unless I went to BYU, so that made up my mind for me. But it felt good, too, and I know coming here was the right thing to do.
Comedy and BYU will always be linked together for me, and I've stayed here to study creative writing in a master's program, so I think anyone could see I've enjoyed my stay here.
I met so many wonderful, talented people, and my time in the film program was outrageous fun. All of you are involved with the comedy troupe Divine Comedy. What was it like meeting each other and becoming friends? It has been wonderful. We all just clicked really well and our friendship came naturally and not obligatorily. I will always count working with Divine Comedy as some of the best days of my life. Everyone I got to work with was amazing, some of the greatest people I will ever meet, I think.
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Jason, Matt, Whitney and I ended up writing together quite a bit, so it wasn't long before we realized we could definitely work together long-term. Matt and I met in a play together the year before and Mal and I grew up together in Portland, so I knew both of them before getting into DC.
In fact, it was Matt who told me to try out for DC, which is what got the whole ball rolling. But honestly, Divine Comedy is a wonderful atmosphere for forming true friends. It's not just comedy that everyone works for, it's love and charity. I've learned more about how to treat people from DC than I have anywhere outside my family. I guess because DC is a family.
I feel like we all got along really well right from the start, but it wasn't until we started writing together that we came to really work and think like a team. Everyone in DC was tightly knit, and if you found someone in the group who you could write well with, then all the better.
It just so happened that the four of us really had a good writing chemistry, which we continued to work at for a couple of years prior to the creation of Studio C. Where did the idea come from to start up a sketch-comedy show and where did the title come from? Honestly, this was always a dream in DC.
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We often talked about how fun DC was, and how great it would be if we could do it for a living. When the window of opportunity presented itself with BYUtv, we made sure not to pass it up.
The title is the name of the actual studio where we perform the show. We came up with about other names for it, but nothing really felt good until our producer said, "Let's just call it Studio C. The idea was actually long in the making. Matt approached Jared about taking our on campus comedy group and making it into a TV show. We initially wanted to call it Common Room because we're all Harry Potter fans, but after a while, we realized that probably wasn't the best name, so Jared, our executive producer, made an executive decision and, luckily, came up with the best name ever.
What was it like for you writing the first few sketches and formulating how the show would work? Well, I've learned a lot over the past few months about what will be funny in front of a live audience versus what will read funny on TV. I think that was the most difficult part of writing sketches for this show instead of Divine Comedy. It took a while to recognize how a sketch should work.
It needs a plant, then build, then some sort of resolution, but it's more than that. You need to beef the story up with jokes throughout, and that takes hearing feedback from an audience.
So it took a few shows to recognize where I should work on getting the laughs. The hardest thing was thinking about the TV audience because we were used to only performing onstage. Also, we had never had a budget so we always wrote minimalistic, which works on TV but can get boring if overdone.
We initially thought of only our peers when we wrote, but the show has really caught on with the younger generation and their parents. We started by re-purposing a good number of sketches we had performed in Divine Comedy. It became clear though that writing for TV was different than for the stage. Once we started writing specifically for Studio C, I think that's where we started finding the voice and the feel of the show. The show format was kinda born out of necessity.
We had a limited amount of space and resources, so we created a set that allows us to have very different looks and the option to change those looks within a matter of minutes.
We've also done more work with our off-set sketches this season. We'll still make fine-tuning adjustments as we go, of course, but we're getting into a nice rhythm. What was the process like in pitching it to BYUtv and what eventually made them agree to produce the show? I felt like this idea sold itself, so the best thing we could do was just get out of its way.
I gave our now-producer, Jared, a couple of tickets to a DC show, and then met with him a week or so later. We already had a respectable fan base with DC, and it was nice to be able to show YouTube numbers and fan emails.
My reasoning was, "If it works here, there's no reason to think it wouldn't work with a wider audience. We decided right up front that we wouldn't be a Mormon comedy show, with jokes specific only to our religion and culture. Most of the sketches in the show's first season were directly adapted from Divine Comedy sketches the cast had written. The title Studio C refers to the actual studio where the show is filmed.
The show began in and began its 8th season inairing its th episode in November of that year. It airs on BYUtv, a television station operated by Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, but it reaches a much wider audience on YouTube ; it should be noted, though, that BYUtv is available across much of the United States via many of the big-name cable and satellite providers excluding Google Fiber.
On 9 AugustBYUtv announced that the original 10 cast members will depart the show at the end of season 9 and that new cast members and writers will be added.
Studio C Answers Your Questions
The 10 departing cast members announced on 12 September that they have formed JK! Studios, a digital, family-safe comedy network. The new network is a private business venture separate from BYUtv and will launch in January. This show provides examples of: Stacey to Mallory in "Love Loves Love.
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Yes, he got questions. The longer story is that it took some time, and there were plenty of growing pains and blips along the way. But the punchline remains: After the first two years on air, the kinks were mostly worked out and "Studio C" — named after the soundstage in the BYU broadcasting building where the show is filmed — has never looked back.
Of that tight group of 10, only four — Meese, Everton, Jason Gray and Call — were initially retained as full-time, paid performers. He understood that had to be avoided. We throw away more than half of what we write. In dissecting why, the actor is told: In the test show you asked for the laughs. Ever since, Meese is constantly reminding the cast and his interns of a Perret quote: Everyone else is just guessing.
To that point, a handful of "Studio C" sketches were approaching 1 million YouTube views — an impressive milestone the cast planned to celebrate once it happened. The world ate it up.