Rejection has never been so hilarious! After her role in a Woody Allen play was rethought, actress Annabelle Gurwitch (TBS' Dinner and a Movie) was devastated. Then, she got funny. Gurwitch and a revolving cast of fellow show-biz veterans share their stories when L.A. Theatre Works records Fired: Tales of Jobs Gone Bad.Starring:
Annabelle Gurwitch in "Crimes and Mythdemeanors"
Carl Capotorto in "Stories I've Decided Not to Tell"
Jason Kravits in "Dead Man Working"
Matt Walsh in "Ba-Looney Tunes"
Charlayne Woodard in "Wales"
Dana Gould in "Jimmy, the Idiot"
Jim Turner in "You Be a Man, I'll Be a Man. You Treat Me Right, I'll Treat You Right."
Roy Zimmerman in "I'm Fired"
Paul F. Tompkins in "Video, Video"
Taylor Negron in "Goblins in the Stock Yard"
Illeana Douglas in "Poor Judgment"
Paul Feig in "The Big Red Shoe Diaries"
Hillary Carlip in "Balls"
Elizabeth Warner in "12 Angry Witches"
Sandra Tsing Loh in "The Little F*&K That Could"
Gurwitch, who was fired from a Woody Allen play, put together this ensemble of 15 performers telling stories of being fired. The material and delivery are generally at the level of competent stand-up and are often amusing, though many performers are too loud and shrill. Sandra Tsing Loh, who caterwauls, and Charlayne Woodard, who is painfully over the top, make the Wicked Witch of the West seem subdued. Some stories don't fit the topic, such as Carl Capotorto's, but are still funny.
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