Watch the Entire Darcy & Tess Sitcom Pilot on the New!

July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Please enjoy this trailer already…

The cheap and dirty way to describe Darcy & Tess is to call it Strangers With Candy meets Tracey Ullman meets Northern Exposure.  The titular characters, and several others, are played by Chicago comediennes Colleen Murray and Robyn Scott, who created, wrote and independently produced this hilarious brilliance. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: these are the two funniest women I have ever met.  I encourage you to watch the full 21 minute pilot and then follow the show by Liking Darcy & Tess on Facebook.

The nearly unrecognizable Colleen Murray and Robyn Scott as Gerard Little Foot and Cloyce Broome

I’ve had the great honor of lending a small amount of support to this project over the years and I’ve witnessed it grow and evolve into what it is today.  The sheer strength of will and determination of these two ladies is staggering.  They make a great team and they know how to overcome obstacles and get. things. done.

After partnering with PUNCH Films, and assembling an impressive cast including Christian Stolte (The Chicago Code, Public Enemies) and Kate James (Schadenfreude), filming took place last year in lovely Markle, Indiana (front page news in the local paper!).   Then in January Darcy & Tess took on the Chicago Sketchfest, presenting a multimedia sketch show that combined live performance with clips from the pilot.  Chicago 3 Media caught up with them after the show for an interview.

It’s been a long and winding road, but these two women have brought their vision to the screen and created something really special, and most importantly, really funny.

Television executives, put this on the air tout de suite!


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