Well, at least like a writer for the highest rated late night TV show in Maine! Tonight was The Nite Show With Danny Cashman Christmas Party!
As you know, Modern Philosophers, I am always filled with the Christmas Spirit, but there isn’t much going on at The House on the Hill this year. So I was thrilled when I received Danny’s invite for the show’s Christmas Party.
We met at Season’s, a restaurant downtown, and had a whole room to ourselves for our Nite Show Holiday shenanigans.
It was an intimate gathering of people who work so hard to put on a very cool TV show. We’re always so busy on the night of a taping, so it was nice to finally have time to just hang out together and chat.
Sure, I had to remind some of the members of the band that my name isn’t really Timbo, but I kind of like it when they call me that.
Danny gave a heartfelt speech to thank us for what we do to make The Nite Show a reality. He told us how the ratings continue to improve, and the exec from WABI, the station that airs the show in Bangor, nodded in emphatic agreement.
I was really touched when Danny thanked the writers, and then mentioned me and a few of the other writers by name. That was really cool because everyone knows the writers are an unheralded bunch since we’re rarely in front of the camera.
There was excellent food, including delicious chicken wings. It was as if Danny read this blog and knew how much I love wings! The drinks were flowing. The conversation was excellent. We even tossed around some sketch ideas.
As the party wound down, Danny stayed to chat with a smaller group of us, and told stories from the very early days of the show.
Even though we were supposed to be relaxing, we kept talking about ideas to attract larger, younger audiences to the show. Fellow writer Dave suggested that I would come up with some ideas, and Danny surprised me by telling the group that I had already come up with some very good ideas for attracting audience members.
Again, I was touched. So it ended up being a great Christmas Party for this Modern Philosophers and Nite Show Writer. Not only did I receive the gifts of food, drink, and camaraderie, but Danny also said a couple of nice things that made me feel like all this effort I’d been putting in for the show was well worth it.
It’s great to be appreciated and a part of a team. It’s also a nice change to have a job that doesn’t feel like work at all.
Making a TV show is a blast. You should all give it a shot some time…