VIDEOS

Below are samples of my work.


COMEDY SMASH YOUTUBE CHANNEL

CLICK HERE to go to channel to see all 30 of my vids.


FIGHTING FRANKIE WEB SERIES ON YOUTUBE

CLICK HERE to go to channel to see the full 33-episode web series that I wrote and directed. 


33-episode fictional vlog, comedy web series written and directed by Mike Player. Player stars as Frankie Caruso a gay army vet who was discharged from the army before the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell. His adventures include his go-go boy son, his lesbian army pal, and a closeted army cook having an affair with a general.


With Victor LeClair as Frankie Jr., Nancy Kissam as Geri, and Joel Freedman as Nelson.

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Some of our videos became quite popular on YouTube. Many people thought we were not fiction. NBC emailed us asking to find out more about Frankie Sr. and Jr. for a reality series based on us. I had to email them that we were fiction. 


A soldier in Iraq wrote to Frankie Sr. and we had  a long correspondence (even after I told him Frankie Sr. was fictional) about gay men and military service. He was against it but kept writing me.

The Super Hyper Train

Screened at the Comedy Smash at Vidiots Micro Theater/Cinema. 

Operation Talk 4

Screened at Vidiots Micro Cinema as part of the Comedy Smash show. Lilly and Beatrice cope with health insurance in a new way.

Sergio's Place (Gay Mafia)

MESSIN' AROUND WITH GAY MARRIAGE
in an episode of the Sketch Serial "Sergio's Place"written and directed by Mike. We did 27 episodes total, a new one each week within the regular Gay Mafia shows. This one is #18. We did this at Club 66 in Hollywood where 3 weeks and 3 episodes later we were thrown out for proceeding with the marriage of the Navy Seals. (7:30

GAY MAFIA SKETCH DEMO REEL (9:40)
Begins with "I'm A Big Friggin Idiot" written and directed by Mike,
and featuring Mike, Starr Ahrens, and Mark Rakow.
Halfway through is a taste of "Killer Lesbians From Vaginalis 12!"
- one of Mike's sketches.
Later, Mike appears briefly as "Caretaker Marge,"
the Swat Team Lesbian with her elderly father. 

The Gay Mafia - Sketch Comedy Reel

GAY MAFIA IMPROV DEMO REEL (8:20)
features Mike Player doing Day in the Life interview 

The Gay Mafia - Improv Comedy Reel

Dr. Bowel: Brain Science (Shock of the Funny)

Dr. Bowel: Brain Science. 

Written and Directed by Mike Player

Shock of the Funny