Who's That Girl?
That Just Happened started in 2016 when I learned that there was no graduation show after my Level 1 sketch writing class. So, I took the eight sketches I'd written, produced my own show, and called it That Just Happened. Fast forward four years -- I've continued to use the show as a real-life portfolio of my work, except now it has a monthly residency at The People's Improv Theater's main stage. With different sketches each month, including one new digital short, That Just Happened is an exciting challenge to not only write for myself, but also a diverse cast of actors that I'm constantly adding to.
This year's monthly run was cut short when quarantine started, so I've since written, produced, and edited three full virtual shows (pre-recorded) with ten new sketches each time -- and a cast of over twenty actors. Click here to watch the full shows.
My sketches have won awards and received other industry recognitions (National Lampoon, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, JellyFest, London Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival), reaffirming my belief that clean, relatable comedy is what today's audiences are looking for. I've always thought that comedy is meant to unite people by giving them the chance to laugh at the universal uncomfortable moments in life.
I hope you enjoy what you find here, and feel free to reach out if you want to collaborate, or just say hi!
~ Mary Corigliano
Writer, Director, & Producer