After one has strived and struggled to make a mark on the industry their given career has spanned, there comes the time when perhaps leaving it is the best path to pursue. Ideally wishing to leave with head held high, success solidified, and a memorable legacy to cherish, an exit in style is most assuredly desired and certainly achievable–right?? For 40-year veteran comedy director Cherie Kerr (Cherie Kerr), that goal takes the form via her ultimate sketch show dream, “Orange Is The New Orange”. However, when does anything ever go right when you wish? With a failed first cast, Cherie goes with a new one–Maynard (Matt Morrison), Jane (Kim Sava), Chris (Sam Stokes), Bridgit (Ashly Reynolds), Cassie (Robin E. Fitzgerald), Mitch (Rich Flin), and Victor (Tony Gracia)–to execute her vision. What ensues is a tale of epic disfunction and production nightmares that threatens to turn Cherie’s glorious swan song into her biggest failure. This IS that story. Be afraid. Be very afraid...
The Show Can’t Go On! by Cherie Kerr is one daring piece of filmmaking. Setting itself apart, this comedy in Mockumentary form refuses to rely heavily on hitting punchlines and executing jokes. In fact, most of the dialogue probably doesn’t look overly funny on paper. But the feature magically finds a way to amuse and generate out right laughter over 86 full minutes.
Playing herself, Kerr is a burned-out sketch comedy writer/director, and a 40 year run is coming to an end with “Orange is the new Orange”. Not wasting any time, Kerr supplants the opening credits in full force. “One more time, from the top, let’s nail this fucking scene, God Dammit.”