Actors Nathan Ray Clark and E-Kan Soong Show You ‘How To Play a Bartender For TV’

How To Play A Bartender on TV

My name is Nathan Ray Clark, and I’m an actor/writer based in Los Angeles, along with my co-writer and frequent collaborator, E-Kan Soong. Together we have produced several sketches for the web and are in pre-production on an original series.

We’re always batting around ideas about what we think is funny, and one day it occurred to E-Kan and I that we both worked as a bartender on fairly prominent TV shows (Glee and The Mindy Project). With our background in sketch comedy, we thought it would be hilarious if we did a spoof infomercial called, “How To Play a Bartender for TV”. It was a great opportunity to make something funny and original and also poke fun at infomercials and the silly things that we do and love in this industry.

We originally thought about shooting it as a full length how-to video but then changed it to an infomercial for time and comedic effect. The ideas came fairly quickly and next thing you know, we’re shooting, which was a blast.

Like many productions, it was not possible without the support and help of our fellow filmmaker friends lending us equipment and helping with sound. The main lesson we learned in this experience is when you have an idea that you think is funny, don’t second guess yourself and just do it.

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