Okay, let me backtrack a bit and fill in some details so that intriguing opening sentence makes sense.
Last night was the final taping of the season for The Nite Show with Danny Cashman. I was seated in my usual spot in the second row of the audience.
One of the perks of being a writer for the show is that I get a great seat.
I had just taken a photo of Danny talking to the reigning Miss Maine, and had posted it to Facebook and Twitter with a humorous caption.
Because that’s what I do during a taping to raise the show’s presence on social media.
I thought it was a fun photo, but you can be the judge…
I was focused on posting and being witty, but I heard the conversation shift to Miss Maine’s desire to write for Saturday Night Live one day. A bold reveal, if you ask me, considering SNL airs against The Nite Show.
Danny replied that Maine had a history of producing comedy writers for TV, and then somehow he said, “In fact, one of the writers for this show is currently writing his own TV series.” Or something to that effect. That might not be the exact quote as I was a bit stunned when it hit my ears in the second row.
The bottom line, though, was that Danny told Miss Maine about my TV series while he was interviewing her on the show!
He was also telling the entire studio audience, and everyone who will be watching the show when it airs, but I was just thrilled that he told it to someone in a crown.
Just made the whole thing seem very regal, I guess.
My friend Joy, who also is a member of The Nite Show team, came over to high five me.
Yes, I am that weirdo who blabs to strangers in a packed studio audience of a TV taping!
The mere fact that my TV series popped into Danny’s head in the middle of an interview, and that he decided to put it out into the TV universe, seemed like a sign from the Fates.
I immediately messaged my producer, which led to a nice exchange about the progress of the series.
This unexpected shout-out made me even more confident that this show is going to get made. I mean, now that Danny’s mentioned it on air, the only next natural step is for me to be on the show to discuss the Season Premiere, right?
I guess I’d better get back to work on Episode 9. The show isn’t going to write itself, and who knows when Miss Maine might contact me to check on my progress…