THE SHOW CAN’T GO ON

THE DIRECTOR

In this 90-minute mockumentary, Orange County Crazies founder, Cherie Kerr, finds herself in the middle of the most stressful production of her 40-year comedy career…

Cherie Kerr

Writer, Director, Star and Producer of 'The Show Can't Go On!'


Founding and performing member of the Los Angeles Groundlings (1972 – 1975) Cherie has produced, directed and performed in various alternate format shows and served on the Groundlings alumni committee intermittently (1983 to 2005).

Resume

 

40 years of experience and extensive background in performing, writing, story editing, as well as theatrical
/improv/standup/sketch/short film and feature film writing, producing, and directing.

Founder (January 1990 to present) and head writer / artistic director / producer of the Orange County
Crazies, an improv comedy, standup, and sketch organization. Wrote more than 400 sketches.

Named one of the “Top Ten Most Sensational People” in Orange County by Orange Coast magazine, along
with Michael Eisner in 1992.

Produced, directed and wrote various video pieces for the OC Crazies including parodies of music videos
and the lifestyle and neuroses of the Orange County yuppie and spoofs on global events.

Recipient of the 2019 Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in comedy.

Member (since 1983): ASCAP – American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.

Among the winners of the 2011 New York Book Festival for Charlie’s Notes: A Memoir

Writer of “Too Much Shoulder Pad,” named as best comedy sketch of the year in 1990 by the L.A. Times.

Wrote, directed and starred in “Out of Her Mind,” a one-woman show (1997).

Written 14 books, 9 of them translated into 10 foreign languages and sold world-wide.

Producer/Writer/Director We’ve Got Balls – full-length feature film – winner of 8 awards – Official
Selection in the Newport Beach Film Festival 2013, Action on Film International Film Festival 2013,
Movieville Film Festival 2013, All Sports LA Film Festival 2013. Winner of “Best Comedy – Feature,”
“Outstanding Cast Performance” and “Filmmaker of the Year” awards at Action on Film. Winner of “Best
Comedy” at Movieville. Nominated for “WithoutABox Best In Show” award at Action on Film. Recipient
of “Award of Excellence” from The IndieFEST in November, 2013. In November 2013, winner of
“Audience Choice” and placed in the “Best Feature” category at All Sports LA Film Festival. Winner of
“Silver Remi – Best Trailer” at WorldFest – Houston in April 2014. Nominated for “Best Comedy Scene”
award at the 2014 Action on Film International Film Festival. The film was picked up for distribution by
Indie Rights and was released on May 26, 2015. The film is currently available on Google Play, Amazon
Prime, Vimeo on Demand, Vudu, Playstation, iTunes, and FandangoNow. It was given an 86 rating by
“Rotten Tomatoes” in April, 2016.

Mother of Drake Doremus-winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize (Like Crazy –
purchased by Paramount/Indian Paintbrush); named in Forbes and Hollywood Reporter among top 30
under 30, also same in Forbes Doremus has gone on to direct and write a number of other films.

Member of Women in Film – since 2012 (L.A. Chapter)

Credits

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM PROJECTS

The Show Can’t Go On! – a full length independent feature film – due out in early 2020

Smalls Claims – a full length independent feature film – in Pre-production

We’ve Got Balls – full length independent feature film – released August 2014- winner of 8 awards/distribution May, 2015 Indie Rights

Co-founder Ex-Serp Productions – producing reality series/PSA’s/sizzle reels

Consulting story editor: The Bum feature film by director Drake Doremus

Consulting story editor on Turns, short feature by director Drake Doremus

IN DEVELOPMENT/FINISHED PRODUCTIONS

Co-creator/Executive Producer – “Last Chance Bootcamp”

Co-creator Executive Producer – “Ad Wars”

Co-creator/Executive Producer – “Resort Guru”

Consulting Producer – “Hollywood Celebrity Divorce” – E! Entertainment

SCREENPLAYS

2019                                                       The Show Can’t Go On! (full-length comedy feature)

2015                                                       Small Claims

2015                                                       Losing Your Marbles (full-length dramedy feature)

2012                                                       We’ve Got Balls

2014                                                       Hype (full-length dramedy feature)

1993                                                       Ah, Those Lounge Swingin’ Dubois Sisters (full-length musical)-at OC                                                                Crazies Theater and L.A.. Groundlings

1990 to present  —               Comedy film shorts:

                                                “Hype” – nominated for “Best Comedy Feature” at 2014 Action on Film                                                       International Film Festival

                                                “Background Check” – runner-up for “Best Comedy Scene” at 2014 Action                                                 on Film International Film Festival

                                                “Popastars” – comedy short sendup of the show “Popstars”

                                                “Inmates” – comedy short lampooning “The Bachelor”

                                                “Embedded” – send up of reporters embedded in OC venues

                                                “Hardly Copy”

                                                “Loud Man”

                                                “PopaStars”

                                                “Publisher’s Clearing House” (This winner had the entire                                                                                  contents of her home removed)

                                                (many others)

                                                Music video spoofs:

                                                “When a Man Loves a Beamer”

                                                “I Will Always Screw You”

                                                “Had” (take off on Jackson’s “Bad”)

                                                “Achy Breaky Cart” – grocery store spoof

                                                “Coca-cabana” – Cocaine in OC

                                                (many others)

THEATRICAL/ENTERTAINMENT:

1990 to Present — Writer / Director Orange County Crazies Main Company – all improv show

IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY SHOWS:

1990 to 2020  —   Artistic Director of weekend shows for:

                                                Orange County Crazies – Mixed Nuts

                                                Orange County Crazies – Main Company

                                                Orange County Crazies – Crazies Plus

                                                Orange County Crazies – Crazie Beez

                                                Orange County Crazies – Crazies-in-Training

                                                Orange County Little Crazies-Children’s Workshop/performance series

SKETCH COMEDY SHOWS: (writer/producer/director)

2001- 2006           “Orange Lang Syne” – New Year’s Eve Show

2005       —             “The Eternal Sunshine of the Orangeless Mind”

2001       —             “2001: An Orange Odyssey”

1998       —             “Law Revue ‘98”

1997       —             “Law Revue ‘97”

                                “Out Of Her Mind” (Kerr’s one-woman show)

1996       —             “You’ll Never Work In This Orange Again”

                                “Law Revue ‘96”

                                “The OrangeCracker”                   

1995       —             “Orange Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

                                “Orange Side Story”

                                “Gone With the Orange”                     

1994       —             “OrangeFeld”

                                “Orangethello”

                                “Romancing the Orange”                                           

1993       —             “Orange Trek: The Lost Generation”

                                “As The Orange Turns”

                                “The Orange, The Bad & The Ugly”

1992       —             “Orangelahoma”

                                “TGI/Orange”

                                “Ahh…Those Lounge Swingin’ DuBois Sisters!” (Full-length musical)

                                “The Wizard of Orange”

                                “Raiders of the Lost Orange”

1991       —             “Don’t Cry For Me Orangentina”

                                “Ahh…Those Lounge Swingin’ DuBois Sisters!”

                                “Orange On A Hot Tin Roof”

                                “LizAnne Live…Alone At Last”

1990       —             “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Orange”

                                “Behind The Orange Curtain”

                                “This Is Orange County”

1987       —             “Confessions Of A Studio Musician” starring Tommy Tedesco

                                “Top Finalist/Lyric Division” Music City Song Festival Contest

1985       —             “The Groundlings’ Tenth Anniversary Reunion Show” — Producer

                                “First Place Winner/Lyric Competition” Music City Song Festival                                                                  Contest             

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

— Author of 13 books among them: Build to Laugh: How to Construct Sketch Comedy With the Fast and Funny Formula and “Who’s There?” the Sketch and Improvisational Player’s Guide to Conceiving, Creating and Developing Original Characters (both books used at Second City as training manuals)

–Produced, directed and wrote many comedy industrials including those for Jack in the Box, the American School Food Service Association, Foothill Capital, Honda, SCE,State Bar of California and Kawasaki.              

-Winner of the Music City Song Festival  1985 lyric competition; runner up 1987; top 25 winners in the same contest in 1984

–Creator of ExecuProv’s HTVL (Humorous Training Video Library -41 clips) comedy training shorts used by Toyota, SCE, Fed Ex and many others.

–Also founder of KerrPR, an award winning 37 year old public relations firm based in Santa Ana, CA

–Also founder of ExecuProv—offering presentation and communication skills to Fortune 100/500 companies using the rigors of improv comedy as the basis for her presentation and communications skills teaching techniques.

Contact

Cherie Kerr
DePietro Performance Center
809 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 550 – 9900 (714) 271-2140 (cell)
Email:
cherie_kerr@kerrpr-execuprov.com
cherie@ree-inventfilms.com
cherie@occrazies.com

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Prateek Damodaren and Cherie Kerr

Attend the cast preview of SCGO footage on December 7th.