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JACK IN A BOX Returns With Snarky Brilliance “The Snake”: Jack is So Excited He Got ‘Diabtes’ (Video)

Kenny Mellman (Our Hit Parade, The Julie Ruin, Kiki & Herb) joins the cast of Michael Cyril Creighton’s critically acclaimed web sitcom “JACK IN A BOX” for the series’ 28th episode, along returning cast members Lusia Strus and Desiree Burch.  “Jack in a Box” was a nominee for the 2012 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and was the winner of Best Web Series at the 2010 New York Television Festival. The series is in its fourth and final season.

In the episode Jack (Creighton) tests his roommate Jill (Burch)’s patience and then receives a phone call from his estranged agent, Gloria (Strus), who tries to seduce him into signing a contract that will drastically alter his future. Meanwhile, Gloria’s friend Garth (Mellman) creepily attempts to sign up Jack for singing lessons. Are these offers he Jack can refuse? And why is Gloria hissing so much?


Kenny Mellman is a Tony-nominated performer/musician.  He was one half of Kiki and Herb and is one third of the creators of Our Hit Parade.  He is currently in The Julie Ruin, a band with Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox of Bikini Kill.


Lusia Strus, is writer and actor whose work has been seen on small and big stages, and small and big screens. Her credits include Enron on Broadway, “Modern Family”, Gus Van Sant’s “Restless” and she will soon be seen in the World Premiere of John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee? at The McCarter Theatre.


Desiree Burch is a solo performance artist, comedian, writer, actress and producer. Her solo show 52 Man Pick Up has been seen around the world. She is a founding member and alumni of the NY Neo-Futurists.


Michael Cyril Creighton has been seen on TV in “30 Rock” (NBC), “Jeffery & Cole Casserole” (LOGO) and “VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live”. On stage he is a frequent guest artist with The Debate Society, having performed in Buddy Cop 2,You’re Welcome and Cape Dissapointment. He was a 2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in Joshua Conkel’s MilkMilkLemonade and has been seen on the web in Very Mary-Kate, Downsized, The Burg and various other shows.


THE SNAKE, which was shot & edited by Jim Turner and written by Creighton, can be seen here:

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