FnS Interview – Jenn Dodd, Jenneral Assembly

 Jenn Dodd

Jenn Dodd is an entire sketch comedy troupe in one smart, riotous little package. She writes and acts for I’ve Got Munchies, a cooking sketch comedy program that airs biweekly on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. She performed live sketch in a 4-person group called Lolabrigada. Jenn’s must see blog and YouTube channel are her Jenneral Assembly of characters and their stories.



So where do all these people come from? Your characters exhibit all these lovely facets, and then even more detail can be found in your blog entries about them. Are those additional notes that did not make it to the sketches?

I am fascinated by people. I think my characters come from the part of my brain that is (annoyingly) observant of other peoples mannerisms. I’ll find myself watching someone tell a story rather than listening to it; how their lips move, how they use their hands, unique affectations. Countless times, I’m so caught up in observing, it’s an awkward moment when I’m supposed to respond.

My characters are usually based on people I know, people who I’ve observed from my costumer service jobs or a medley of several of them. More often than not, they’re even inspired by an interesting wig that I’ve found. I think I may have a wig addiction. Really. The stories which accompany the videos on my blog are usually done after the fact. It’s essentially me trying to expel any additional information about the character I can think of. Kind of like a character dry heave. Yep, I said it. Character dry heave. [Read more...]

Funny not Slutty Interview – Robyn Schall

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Kim Kardashian meets Fran Drescher meets Lucille Ball…It’s Robyn Schall in Not The Sharpest Crayon. Robyn took a moment to let us know a little more about her life and her funny new series.


I have a feeling that the description of your character is a little autobiographical. What are the similarities, and the differences between you and your NTSC character?

Yes, the character “Robyn Schall” and “the real Robyn Schall” have a lot in common.  When I first started doing stand up, from day one, I wasn’t one to be able to tell jokes. So I got up there and told stories about the crazy situations I get myself into with jobs or boys or family. It worked.  As time went on, I found myself doing an exaggerated character of myself on stage and it added to the “funny.”  Everything about the character are all traits I have, just times 10.  The biggest thing we have in common is that whatever crazy situation is put infront of us we roll with it because anything awkward will always be funny the next day!  The biggest difference is I’m not THAT clueless… well at least not most of the time.

Your brother, Richard Schall, who works with you on the series was in game show casting? What is it like to work with your brother producing adult comedy content? [Read more...]