upcoming auditions!

Want to perform at Highwire? Check out these opportunities to audition for our improv, sketch, or digital comedy shows. 

Auditions will take place at Highwire Comedy Co., 451 Bishop St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 or by email submission. 

Please read all of the details carefully!

Good Evening, Tonight Team - submissions due April 14th

Good Evening, Tonight is Highwire’s weekly news, comedy, variety show. We are looking for talented and energetic people to help us create an hour of topical humor each week. If you are interested in late night comedy writing this is a great way to sharpen your skills.

Being a member of the Good Evening, Tonight team is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to grow as a writer and performer. It is also a significant time commitment (typically at least 7-10 hours a week). We have writers’ meetings on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons and a show every Saturday night at 10pm.

In addition to Writers/Performers (see below) the show is looking for people to join our video, graphics, social media, or stage management teams. If you have skills or interest in these areas and want to be part of our team please send an email to getonight@gmail.com

Writer/Performer Packet: 

To be considered for the writing/performing team, please put together a packet of original material and submit it by 11:59pm on April 14th. Packets should contain:  

  • 12 topical news/monologue-style jokes (e.g., from Seth Myers last week – “President Trump asked organizers to consider using military vehicles in his inaugural parade, but instead they opted for something more modest - empty bleachers.”) You can write one joke per news story or multiple punchlines for the same story. Jokes don’t need to be about politics but should be about current events in the news.

In addition to the jokes, please submit at least two of the following items (feel free to submit all three): 

  • 2 original desk pieces (e.g., Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes or Pros and Cons). Describe the idea for the desk piece and give a couple of examples.
  • Come up with 2 different comedic characters who would have an opinion about something in the news (e.g., SNL's Olya Povlatsky). Describe the two characters, their points of view, and what news story they might comment on. Write a brief guest interview for one of them.
  • Write a comedic/satirical opinion piece for yourself as a correspondent. (e.g. SNL’s Pete Davidson or Leslie Jones). Explain what news story you would want to comment on and tell us your comedic point of view. You don’t need to write a full script, but give us a few paragraphs so we can get a sense of your voice and tone.

Completed packets should be emailed to getonight@gmail.com by 11:59pm on April 14th

Highwire’s new series, DREAMS ALOUD, is looking for writers, visual artists, and filmmakers to help bring people’s dreams to life on film. 

Want to be a part of a digital comedy team?

Think of this team like the "hidden talents" portion of Highwire. The dreams have already been had, so rather than writing in the classic sense, we're looking for creative people to bring new and unique interpretations of these dreams. This is a chance to display your more versatile creative skills through comedy shorts.

All are welcome to submit; being a currently involved at Highwire is not a prerequisite consideration.

We’re looking for people who either have or are interested in building the following skills by working regularly on 3-5 minute videos:

Cartoonists
Animators
Painters
Photographers
Makeup artists
Costume/Wardrobe
Set builders
Sculptors
Puppeteers
Visual FX artists
Producers/PAs
Other
Or if you're good at something we haven't thought of -- we're recreating dreams, so no skill is too random or obscure to be considered for the team.

About Dreams Aloud

The series is similar to "Drunk History" and "Written by a Kid." We take video submissions of people describing their dreams as soon as they wake up, then recreate the world by blending live action animation, stop motion, special effects, still photography, and just about anything else to build a video rendering of the rich and bizarre landscape that is the human subconscious.

We're gaining visibility online through an ability to involve influencers and celebrities. We're presently in post-production on the dream of a famous blogger known as Bitchy Waiter.

SUBMISSION 1

To apply, please submit ONE or more of the following:

  • Writing: Watch this recording of a person's dream and write it out in script format. Be as vivid as possible in terms of how you'd recreate this story in film. Use any mistakes or vague statements by the speaker as opportunities for creative interpretations and funny moments. 
  • Visual Arts: Recreate a specific image from this dream using whatever artistic skills you possess. E.g. draw/paint a picture, doctor a photo using photoshop, create an effect in After Effects, etc.
  • Other: Surprise us!

SUBMISSION 2 (Mandatory)

  • Social Media: Strong social media engagement is central to the success of this series. We're looking for group members who will help grow our reach. Please submit one of the following:
  • Picture Caption: Snap a picture of the world around you and imagine it’s a still from a video shoot. If you were to share the picture to generate a buzz for the video, how would you caption it? Submit the picture and the caption.
  • Snap Chat or IG Story: Imagine you’re on your way to film a scene involving robots and monkeys, record a fun 5-15 second video talking about it in a way that will make people excited to watch the full video.

Submissions should be emailed to kennymaq@gmail.com by 11:59pm on April 14

360 Comedy Films Writers and Actors

Highwire sketch team 360 Comedy Films seeks writers and actors. This team specializes in 360 video content and is leading the charge in 360 video and virtual reality as a new and exciting medium through which to explore comedy.

How the 360 Comedy Films team works: 

  • Writers meet once per week with a head writer.
  • Actors will meet with writers once to twice per month for rehearsals in advance of a video shoot. 
  • 360 video shoots take place at least once per month. Writers are encouraged but not required to attend shoots.
  • Team members are expected to help engage and grow the social media reach of 360 Comedy Films

Writers interested in being part of the team should submit writing and social media samples as indicated in Part 1 and Part 3 below. Actors should submit performance and social media samples as indicated in Part 2 and Part 3 below. 

Part 1 (Writers) Please submit two of the following as examples of your writing:

  • An existing sketch or blackout that relies heavily on visual humor.
  • Choose one of your favorite sketches and describe how it could be repurposed to take full advantage of 360 video. Include the original sketch and the description of how it could be repurposed.
  • Provide a description of a sketch that allows the viewer to be part of the scene without having to speak (e.g., the viewer is being reprimanded by children).
  • Put yourself in the shoes of the viewer. Provide a description of a unique scenario you would like to immerse yourself in if you were handed 360 degree glasses (e.g., doing the Macarena or playing a game of dodgeball).

Part 2 (Actors) Please submit the following: 

  • Please record a monologue (comedic or dramatic) of your choosing that includes three recently trending tweets. Use your improv skills to splice them together into a coherent monologue. Include links to or screencaps of said tweets.

Part 3 (Writers and Actors) Facebook and YouTube are investing heavily in 360 video. Therefore, maintaining a strong social media footprint is incredibly important. We're looking for group members who will help engage and grow our reach. Please submit both of the following:

  • Picture Caption: Snap a picture of the world around you and imagine it’s a still from a video shoot. If you were to share the picture to generate a buzz for the video, how would you caption it? Submit the picture and the caption.
  • Snap Chat or IG Story: Imagine you’re on your way to film a scene involving a moose and duck, record a fun 5-15 second video talking about it in a way that will make people excited to watch the full video.

Submissions should be emailed to sarahzb@highwirecomedy.com and are accepted in on ongoing basis.