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Wok Punch Up!
Not this kind of punch up! THIS kind of punch up…
From left, Nigel Tu, David Fertitta, Josh Tyas, and Murray Walker
With our successful Kickstarter under our belt, we’re back on track with the production of the next couple of episodes of Wok In Progress. The foundation of a sitcom is its script. Before locking down the script for episode 2, Murray sat down with Nigel, David, and Josh; comedians from Comedy Club China, to ‘punch up’ the script, not each other.
A ‘punch up’ is just a day or two of making a script as funny as it can possibly be. Every sitcom goes through this process. Unlike most sitcom productions, we were only able to punch up episode 2 before running out of time. Nigel, David, and Josh all have real jobs. We’ll meet again to punch up more episodes.
Comedy Club China holds stand up comedy open mic nights three nights a week in Beijing, and have stand up comedy shows on a regular basis. Check their website for show schedules and/or sign up to test your comedy chops at one of their open mic nights: http://www.comedyclubchina.com
1,000 Twitter Followers!
Our Twitter reached 1,000 Twitter followers today! Happy Milestone to us! Let’s add another zero together. Join us on Twitter at @Wok_In_Progress.
Party At Ground Zero
WOK IN PROGRESS Kickstarter Campaign Launch Party
Come join the creators of WOK IN PROGRESS, China’s first bilingual sitcom, as they launch their Kickstarter campaign live, where it all began, @ 4corners on Friday, August 21, 2015. The party starts at 21:00 with free pizza and beer. You heard right, free pizza and beer, for the early birds. 4corners is offering vodka-Red Bull and tequila shot specials all night to “kickstart” the party right. Supporters of the Wok In Progress Kickstarter who pledge $50 dollars or more will get discounted drinks all night. At 22:00, the Wok In Progress Kickstarter campaign will be launched live.
What’s it really like to live in China? That’s what Murray Clive Walker and Victor Muh, the co-creators of the upcoming bilingual sitcom WOK IN PROGRESS, want to show the world; especially the people who have trouble leaving their comfort zone. WOK IN PROGRESS is about the adventures and misadventures of two college drop-outs from the U.S. as they arrive in Beijing for the first time to start a new life. At the same time, a noodle shop owner/would-be landlord and his gorgeous daughter struggle to make sense of these two “laowai” (foreigners).
Haven’t seen the pilot episode’s trailer yet? Did you know that the pilot episode was shot primarily in 4corners? Check out the trailer here: http://wokinprogress.info/pilot-trailer
After self-funding the production of the pilot episode of WOK IN PROGRESS, Murray and Victor have decided to raise funds via a global, rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to continue producing the rest of their series. With distribution deals on Youku, YouTube, and VOD channels, along with others currently in negotiation, Murray and Victor have set a goal to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter in order to continue developing and producing the first season of the sitcom series shot on location in Beijing, China.
Watch Murray, Victor and the cast of Wok In Progress, which includes Murray as well, present this Kickstarter: http://wokinprogress.info/kickstarter-pitch-video
Want to get a sneak peak at the Wok In Progress Kickstarter? Check it out here: http://prefundia.com/projects/view/wok-in-progress-bilingual-sitcom-series/5783/
Win a role in Wok In Progress! Refer 5 or more friends to our Kickstarter launch email list and get access to the first six episodes for free. The person who refers the most friends wins a speaking role in a future episode along with a $100 Visa giftcard. A similar contest is running on the Wok In Progress Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nopetsorforeigners, with speaking roles in future episodes as prizes.
Come early for 4corners’ delicious Vietnamese food, burgers, grilled meats and Canadian stuff (like those fries smothered in gravy and topped with melted cheese). They also have a Vietnamese milkshake that is heavenly delicious and sinfully rich yet somehow good for you.
More info. about 4corners below:
27 Dashibei Hutong
North of Houhai Lake and Just South of Gulou
Help us bring “Wok In Progress” to life. Sign up to get early and exclusive notification of the “Wok In Progress” Kickstarter launch. Refer 5 of your friends, and you’ll get to watch the first 6 episodes free! Plus, the person who refers the most friends wins a $100 Visa giftcard, and we’re upping the ante; you will also get a small speaking role in an upcoming episode. You will have to find your own way to the set though.