SECOND CHANCES (and other shorts)

August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Alumni Screening Series, Funny Business, and USC Comedy invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Comedy Central's Second Chances

and other shorts by
Austin Kolodney & Brooke Palmieri


About the films

Second Chances
A midlife crisis might scare some, but not Jason Nash. Confronted by his mom's mortality, 46-year-old YouTube celebrity Jason Nash decides to rectify all his regrets by confronting a bully, mastering karate and running a marathon. With the help of his unpaid college intern John, there's nothing Jason can't achieve the second time around.

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Funny Business
A sketch comedy channel in the vein of Good Neighbor Stuff and Mitchell & Webb, featuring a darkly comedic cast of many USC Alumni.

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It's a Funny Biz
An ambitious and lonely eight-year-old prodigy compensates for his dysfunctional home life by manipulating his way to the top of the child acting circuit.


About the Guests


Austin and Brooke met at USC film school in 2012. They started collaborating in 2014 after realizing they have the same taste in just about everything (music, film, books, spicy thai soups…it was all very uncanny.) Together they have had over 30 comedy sketches featured on the homepage of Funny Or Die, and have directed for brands such as NBC, The Voice, Leapfrog, VTech, Chacos Sandals, Otterbox, Universal Music Group, and now Comedy Central. Austin has worked as a Director’s Assistant on studio features such as Annapurna’s Joy and Netflix’s Bird Box. Brooke has edited music videos for Bastille, The White Stripes, Andrew Bird, Sharon Van Etten, and Dagny, along with branded spots for companies like Netflix, IBM, T-Mobile, Attn, and Clorox.
And if you need a soup place recommendation, they got you.


About the Alumni Screening Series

The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by alumni and faculty throughout 2019. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.

If you are (or know of) a USC alum, student, or faculty member with a film or television show that you would like to recommend for the screening series, please email with the subject "[NAME OF FILM] -- Alumni Screening Series Recommendation." The email should include a link to a screener, the distribution format and schedule, any festival selections and notable accolades, and the names and cast/crew positions of any alumni involved in the project, as well as any other information you feel is relevant.


Check-in & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and the RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at with the subject line: "Accommodations Request – SECOND CHANCES."



The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.

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Contact Information

Name: Matthew Meier