“For both of them there is no other path,” she says. “It’s not just a job for them, it’s like a lifestyle.”
Parker’s girlfriend, Michelle Pruchniewski, says she’s urged him to make the move, despite the fact that she’s in her second year at UMass Medical School.
“If the door’s open, go for it,” she says, “Hey, there are residencies out in New York or Los Angeles, too.”
McDougall says while it would be tough to lose two guys who produce such consistently great content for his company, he relates to their experience, as he once chased a similar dream as a musician. He advises them to commit “100 percent” to the pursuit.
“I’m definitely not here to hold them back. If Hollywood calls and they land a big deal I think that’s awesome,” he says. “I’ll just be happy to see friends make it.”
As Craig and Parker continue to plot out their pilot and seek new writing projects, they’re dreaming bigger all the time, kicking around ideas for a stand-up college tour and a video in which they hope to cast Celtics forward Paul Pierce. But the overall goal remains the same, so they’re keeping their phones nearby.
“We want that call from a network that says, ‘Pack your bags,’ ” Craig says. “We’re still waiting, but we’re on the right track.”
Glenn Yoder can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.