Down and Out (and Up and Down) in Hollywood originally aired on WNYC’s The Next Big Thing in September, 2003 and aired again on WBEZ’s Re:Sound in 2005
Every day, despite the crazy odds, people keep trying to sell their stories to Hollywood. Among them, two young comedians: Ahna Tessler and Lauren Engel. During the day they had babysitting jobs and at night they did stand up in New York clubs. Neither of them had healthcare for years, and they were basically just getting by, and so really they had nothing to lose. Why not just take their film idea to LA, how hard could that be?