Hard-hitting comedian Trevor Knowles has a problem - its the biggest gig of his career, a showcase in which his own TV show is up for grabs, and all he has to do to get it...is sell out.

In the green room Itching for a cigarette, as the newly quit Trevor sweats through the countdown to showtime, he is visited in turn by - a journalist who accuses him of going soft, his agent who begs him to behave, the TV execs who outline the conditions he must obey, and his pregnant girlfriend who calls begging him to take the money. Everyone seems all for it - except for the jaded old comic who sits crumpled in the dressing room corner, dispensing wisecracks at Trevor's mounting dilemma.

It's 5 minutes till showtime... 

Comedy short, 10 minutes, script in development