Punching the Clown (Part 1): LIVING the DREAM, Webisode 9

No, I never did this. Thought about it a few times. But never pulled the trigger, so to speak. This episode is simply the natural extension of feeling trapped and helpless in the office. What’s a guy supposed to do when he’s so stressed and horny that he’s about to implode? I don’t recommend doing what Nick did, but I know it’s happened.

Interesting tidbit: Kevin Ruf, the actor who places the over-the-top, slightly insane security guard, is a lawyer. Not an ex-lawyer. A real, live, practicing attorney. In fact, he just argued a case in the front of the 9th circuit. Kevin’s also a former main company member of the Los Angeles-based improv group “The Groundlings” and has appeared in several television shows and movies, including Friends, Seinfeld, and Fun with Dick and Jane. He also co-created and starred in a show for Comedy Central called Halfway Home. Kevin and I met years ago when we were both associates at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, which is where we filmed this episode.

Rick Eid spent eight long, confusing years as a lawyer and investment banker before he finally bailed out to become a writer. He was the founder of Bitter Lawyer, where he also created the web video series Living the Dream. He has since been a producer and executive producer of Law & Order, CSI, and The Hostages, among other television shows. Read articles and content from Rick Eid.

2 Comments

  1. 3L

    November 14, 2008 at 1:10 am

    It is earth shattering to me that he is an actual lawyer.  He was hilarious on that show “Halfway Home”, and seems to be a master of improv.  I guess being good at improv is something useful when you are arguing in front of the CA Supreme Court.

  2. Linda G

    May 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Guys who do a lot of detail work need to relieve stress any way they can. They can punch out the local douchebag, or they can have wild sex with a cute blond (like me). If there are decent guys earning a good living that want hot sex, they can just call me or one of my suitemates, and we will take very good care of them in bed.

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