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New: Web Series JACK IN A BOX, Has a Pest in the Work Place “The Pest” (Video)

The eternal question, “When did you give up on your dreams?” maybe answered in the newest episode of JACK IN A BOX titled ““THE PEST.”

March 26th, 2012, New York, NY– Downtown fixtures Cole Escola (Logo’s Jeffery & Cole Casserole) & Becca Blackwell (Untitled Feminist Show) and Comedian Katina Corrao (The Good Neighbor Minute) return to Michael Cyril Creighton’s critically acclaimed web sitcom, JACK IN A BOX, which 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 27th episode of the series, “THE PEST”,  the computers freeze at the Ticket Universe, causing Suzie (Corrao) and Beau (Escola) to become petulant and Jack (Creighton) to confront Kris (Blackwell) about the staffing situation in the box office while attempting to awkwardly bond with her . Meanwhile, Beau (Escola) gives Jack a taste of his own medicine by whining, being nosy and attempting to aggressively bond. The question is this: Who’s the bigger pest? Jack or Beau?

 

THE PEST, which was shot & edited by Jim Turner and written by Creighton.

JACK IN A BOX”  was nominated for the 2012 Writers Guild of America Award for Writing Original New Media and won Best Web Series at the 2010 New York Television Festival. The show  focuses on Jack, a mild-mannered young man with a BFA in acting and no life skills. He took a job at a theater box office because it didn’t involve heavy lifting, wearing a blazer or using Excel. A few years and thousands of customers later, Jack finds himself less mild-mannered and less young than ever before. Watch Jack try to manage his anger while navigating an insular universe where everyone is even more unstable than he is. Like all caged animals, he is going to throw his sh*t at you sooner or later… but first he’s going to eat a cupcake and take a phone call from his mom. Service with a smirk, that’s all you can ask for.

 

Michael Cyril Creighton (“Jack”/Writer/Creator/Co-Director) has been seen on TV in NBC’s “30 Rock” and LOGO’s “Jeffery & Cole Casserole.” Theatre: BUDDY COP 2 at The Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NY Times, Time Out NY and Backstage Critics Pick), You’re Welcome and Cape Disappointment (all with The Debate Society), Joshua Conkel’s MilkMilkLemonade (2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor, named Best Off-Off Show of 2009 by NY Press), the New York City premiere of Christopher Durang’s The Vietnamization of New Jersey (Off-Broadway), Delaney Britt Brewer’s An Octopus Love Story, Rachel Shukert’s Sequins for Satan, 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater), RIP ME OPEN (co-written with Desiree Burch and OBIE Award Winner Kyle Jarrow) and the solo show The Hermitage Of An Exiled Chain Smoker (Fringe NYC). Regionally he was seen in George Street Playhouse’s production of Lend Me A Tenor. He was a founding member of The New York Neo-Futurists and is a frequent guest artist with The Debate Society. He’s been seen on the web on VH1’s Best Night Ever and I Like To Watch video podcasts and as a guest on episodes of Very Mary-Kate, Downsized, The Good Neighbor Minute, The Burg, The Mimi & Flo Show and The McGuinness Group. He holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College, where he was the recipient of the 2001 Carol Burnett Award.

 

For more information on the series and all previous episodes go to:  www.jackinaboxsite.com