TV SHOW: The Blacklist(ed), by Josh Carter

In this spoof of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” Rayshawn Remmington, a struggling comedian who thinks he’s blacklisted from the industry, must go on an adventure through the seedy New York comedy scene in this espionage thriller to find out why nobody wants to sign him and hopefully clear whatever’s on his name, but gets himself knee-deep in actual trouble in the process.

 

Writer Biography – Josh Carter

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Josh Carter is a native Brooklynite and a veteran of the NY comedy scene. In October 2017 he headlined Caroline’s Breakout Artist series and can be seen performing comedy every night in bars, alt rooms and comedy clubs in NYC. He is also a frequent guests on various podcasts including Race Wars w Kurt Metzger and Sherrod Small and Mornin’ W Bill Schulz. If you’re in NYC, come see him at The Stand for “Northern Discomfort” every other Tuesday night or Fridays at a free weekly show called “Polished Comedy” at Beauty Bar. Josh has made cameos on Broad City and The Jim Gaffigan Show. Josh also likes pie, barbecue and is a good hang if you’re good people.

Writer Statement

Logline – In this spoof of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” Rayshawn Remmington, a struggling comedian who thinks he’s blacklisted from the industry, must go on an adventure through the seedy New York comedy scene in this espionage thriller to find out why nobody wants to sign him and hopefully clear whatever’s on his name, but gets himself knee-deep in actual trouble in the process.

Synopsis – This Blacklist parody is all about struggling artists making a mountain out of a molehill. Rayshawn, our main protagonist finds out there are bad rumors about something mysterious he said or did flying around the comedy scene after dropping by Funny Bizness for a meeting with their newest agent, Elizabeth. He decides that the biggest priority for his career is to find out what the rumor is, who put it out and how many people know to clear his name and restore his career. The tone will be similar to the Blacklist in intensity, spy lingo and espionage vibes with much much lower stakes. Supporting characters include: Paul Montesi, Rayshawn’s best friend and co-producer whose even older and more bitter than him, Kandace Peters, a newer young comic with more heat than confidence, and Ryan Malin the venue/general manager of the Village Playhouse, where Rayshawn and Paul have a show, who is also running drugs out of one of the old dressing rooms.

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