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The Profound Idiots

The Profound Idiots

By Jack West

We perform like you're the only one listening. Someday we hope to perform like we have more listeners.

Created, written and starring Jack West.
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THE ACTOR & THE FUNERAL

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OPERATION CLUTTERBUCK
OPERATION CLUTTERBUCK
Fantasy comedy. Inspired by a true event. The rest? Completely made up! I said it was a fantasy, remember? During World War II, Royal Navy Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming along with Prime Minister Winston Churchill hatch a plot to cast a spell on Hitler... with the help of British witches.  Starring Karen Corrado, Laura Mirsky and Jack West. Music Traditional. Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod. Written and directed by Jack West. A production from The Profound Idiots.
01:19:39
January 09, 2023
THE MAN WHO KNOWED TOO MUCH
THE MAN WHO KNOWED TOO MUCH
The Profound Idiots bring you their irreverent spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, "The Man Who Knew Too Much" starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Which means, if you've been waiting to hear a parody of it, you've been waiting since 1956. An American couple and their little boy vacation in Morocco when a chance encounter with a mysterious Frenchman turns their lives upside down. The Frenchman is murdered in the marketplace and dies revealing that an international assassination is to take place in London and to inform the police to investigate "Ambrose Chappell." Their boy is abducted by a seemingly nice English couple who befriended them and they're warned not to go to the authorities with the dead man’s information - or the boy will be killed. This sets them on a course to London determined to hunt down the kidnappers by themselves. With John Bell, Diana Helen Kennedy, Bob Greenberg, Jack West, Christian Neuhaus, Andrea Richardson and Karen Corrado. And introducing Skippy as "Humphord The Camel." Written and directed by Jack West. Music from the score. Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod and Alexander Ustyuzhanin. “Streets of Cairo” by James Thornton. Performed by Paul Eakin’s Sadie Mae Carousel Band Organ.
01:22:01
August 27, 2022
THE ACTOR & THE FUNERAL
THE ACTOR & THE FUNERAL
Barry regrets putting his acting career ahead of everything. So he gives up the audition of a lifetime when his beloved Uncle Max dies. With Rick Beck, Karen Corrado, Greg Halvorsen, Lisa Rudin and Tony Walker. Written and directed by Jack West. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
08:35
December 14, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 7: "What a Day for a Die Hard"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 7: "What a Day for a Die Hard"
The series finale!  The one where Quinn saves the world. Maybe. And, yippe-ki-yea! Created and written by Jack West. Starring Jack West, Karen Corrado and Lisa Rudin. Music by Kevin MacLeod. Additional music by Jason Shaw.
22:06
October 23, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 6: "The Curious Case Of The Sacrilegious Monk"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 6: "The Curious Case Of The Sacrilegious Monk"
In which Quinn has to make a split decision. The world's fate hangs in the balance. Things are getting to a boil. Which means someone's going off half-baked.  Sci-fi sitcom. Created and written by Jack West. Starring Jack West, Karen Corrado and Lisa Rudin. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
27:45
September 27, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 5: "Could This Be The End Of Quinn Canterville?"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 5: "Could This Be The End Of Quinn Canterville?"
It's any which way but up as Quinn gets it from everyone. Created and written by Jack West. Starring Jack West, Karen Corrado, Lisa Rudin and Bill Barry. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
30:54
August 17, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 4: "May The Best Man Win"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 4: "May The Best Man Win"
The ghost hunting competition heats up in crazy ways.  Created and written by Jack West. Starring Jack West and Karen Corrado. Music by Kevin MacLeod. "Volare" by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci. 
32:20
July 13, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 3: "X-Points The Spot"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 3: "X-Points The Spot"
Quinn and Sylvie look for Nick... somewhere in some dimension. It's adventure time with her new invention. If it works. And watch out, Mackie's in town. Written by Jack West. Starring Jack West and Karen Corrado. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
31:01
June 29, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 2: "Abra Cadaver!"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 2: "Abra Cadaver!"
On location at the Elizabeth Borden Hospital for the Criminally Insane for the ghost-hunting TV reality show, Quinn, Sylvie and Nick try to find out the identity of the mysterious killer ghost. Created and Written by Jack West. Starring Jack West and Karen Corrado. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
38:43
June 15, 2021
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 1: "Little Donut Shop Of Horrors"
CANTERVILLE'S GHOSTS Episode 1: "Little Donut Shop Of Horrors"
A fantasy thriller comedy. The world's most inept detective lands up in a reality ghost-hunting show he thinks is faked - but the ghost is very real. And deadly. In this first episode, when a successful old rival shows up, the world’s most incompetent detective, Quinn Canterville, sets out to show him up by faking a ghost haunting. In the process he provokes a native tribe into protesting, their litigious lawyer to sue, a mob of angry priests to descend on the scene and nearly drives his client to bankruptcy. What could possibly go wrong? Created and Written by Jack West. Starring Jack West and Karen Corrado. Music by Kevin MacLeod, Myuu and Biz Baz Studio.
28:57
April 23, 2021
THE CARPET WASHERS
THE CARPET WASHERS
Comedy. After years of marriage, a carpet washing problem makes her doubt  her life decisions. The answer comes with a knock on the door. Inspired by a  true carpet washing event. Written by and starring Jack West.  
09:53
April 12, 2021
The Old Man And Circus - A Dark Operetta
The Old Man And Circus - A Dark Operetta
And now, something different than our usual fare. Just in time for Valentine's Day: The story of a circus clown whose betrayal by his lover drives him stark, raving mad. An Opus in 5 minutes. "CLOWN THROWS A FIT"  The clown turns manic, thrashing in rage over his betrayal. A merry-go-round of emotions, finally, he cries out in pain. Ah, clowns. How they only laugh on the outside. It masks the sound of their anguish inside. Then he sings his tale, which comes from a place found only at the end of love. "THE OLD MAN AND CIRCUS" "There's a circus in town - it does magic! It travels around but comes back to the town it was damned from before. It comes whenever you secretly call it. Your living a lie is now over. The circus moved into town. There's an old man presiding who whispered things enticing you wished for that lured your heart far from mine. But all circuses pack up and leave town. He'll take your soul that you gave up the day you left me behind. You doomed the love that we had between us. All for the old man and circus."  "THE CLOWN TRIUMPHANT" Alas, the Clown's prophetic words come true.
05:42
February 14, 2021
The Odd Couple - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Parody)
The Odd Couple - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Parody)
Imagine if "The Odd Couple" - Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) and Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) - squabbled about "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," how would it go? In the spirit of Neil Simon, we think it would sound something like this!  Written by and starring Jack West.  
05:02
November 22, 2020
Ghosts From The Well
Ghosts From The Well
This is NOT the Abbott & Costello movie, "The Times Of Their Lives" but rather a re-imagining.  Two people mistaken for traitors during the American Revolutionary War are doomed by a curse to be bound to earth forever. Their ghosts now haunt a married couple on Long Island, NY. When an eccentric ghost hunter and his odd, clairvoyant assistant are brought in to rid the home of the spirits, the ghost hunter’s mistaken for an old nemesis, there’s a wacky séance - and big problems.   Written by Jack West. Performed by Jack West and Karen Corrado.
01:20:07
August 07, 2020