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The Debut of Matt Ritter's 'The Bottom Rung'

Today on Bitter Lawyer, Matt Ritter released Episode 1 of his new video series, "The Bottom Rung." As discussed in this interview with Ritter last week, Ritter is a lawyer (U.Penn., Class of 2005) who, after a stint in BigLaw in New York, moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor and stand-up comedian. 

Ritter describes "Bottom Rung" as being "about a group of people who are stuck doing document review but desperately want to get out and chase their real dreams. It's sort of Party Down meets the Office." It is loosely based on his own experience doing document reviews where he says he realized there was "so much ridiculousness and so many untold stories" that he felt he had to capture it somehow. 'Bottom Rung tries' to highlight some of the absurdity of the worst document reviews: hardass bosses who treat the reviewers like prisoners; horrible working conditions; "no windows, no ventilation, no personal space, weird smells, sick people;" and much more.

One of the surprises I had when watching Episode 1 was that I actually recognized one of the actors in the video -- a comedian named Eddie Pepitone that I remember from the movie "Old School" and from some TV shows. Pepitone's character, "Locker," does not have much involvement in Episode 1 but Ritter says that Locker, the "King of the Lifers," will be the face of the show.

Check out "The Bottom Rung - Episode 1" below.

Posted by Bruce Carton on November 15, 2011 at 01:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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