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A couple years ago, comedian/screenwriter Jordan VanDina started e-mailing me about his screenplays. He was looking to get them in front of a bigger audience by featuring them here on BroBible.

These weren’t just ideas for projects (…we get pitched ideas all the time); They were feature-length screenplays, hammered out in Final Draft with ridiculous dialogue, subplots, and foils.

Knowing fully well that they didn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell of being bought or made by any major studio, the scripts lived on his comedy website, Weekend Scripts. Part satire, part pop culture absurdism, the concepts were a type of gonzo fan fiction that blatantly mocks how the world and the entertainment industry operates.

Here’s a couple that made me laugh pretty hard, based on the premise alone:

A heist movie call Once Upon A Time In The Shaolin where Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan gang up to steal Wu-Tang’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album back from controversial capitalist Martin Shkreli.An action movie called Fieri Road: The Course Awakens – Guy Fieri has a showdown with The Burger King to save Flavortown from an evil corporate takeover A crime series called The Night Of: Lochtegate – A movie where Olympic swimmer meathead Ryan Lochte is the star of HBO crime thriller The Night Of.An action movie called The Bowling Green Massacre, a fictitious incident of terrorism mentioned by Kellyanne Conway in 2017, written by and starring Mark Wahlberg. An adventure thriller called Lord Of The Fyre where Leonardo DiCaprio is forced to survive at Fyre Fest A teenage crime dramedy called 21 Trump Street, where Donald Trump goes back to high school.

Pretty out-of-the-box stuff compared to the usual Hollywood fluff.

Fast forward a couple years to last week.

Jordan emails me out of the blue, noting that one of his insane scripts has finally come life. It’s called The Binge – a Hulu Original Film starring Vince Vaughn.

Hey man!!! 

It’s been a while. I used to write those fake scripts like the Guy Fieri one and Fast Nein. Anyway, I finally wrote something that could get made and it did! It’s called The Binge and it stars Vince Vaughn and premieres on Hulu next Friday. It’s like The Purge but with drugs and dick jokes. It’s a real throwback to late 90’s/early 2000’s comedies. Anyway it feels made for the BroBible audience so I figured I’d send it your way. The trailer came out yesterday, check it out if you get a chance! Either way, I’m still reading the site constantly. Hope you’re doing good. 

 

Let me tell you what, that e-mail brought a smile to my face. There’s nothing better than hearing about someone achieving their dream after years of grinding and putting in the work, one dick joke at a time.

I’m instantly sold. The Purge, except as a party comedy where all intoxicating substances are legal for one night?

That’s exactly what this hellish year needs.

The Binge is produced by American High, the production company founded by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding RingerThe HangoverThe Break-Up) in 2017 that specializes in a new era of