Sarah Cornell, known for her Broadway portrayal of "Ulla" in the Mel Brooks musical comedy "The Producers," will play an amplified version of herself as a scatter-brained tour guide with a cable access travel show, on her new original comedy web series "GET LOST! With Sarah Cornell."
"The character is based on my own flawed sense of direction," said Cornell, winner of the 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Stage Musical for "The Producers." "I always thought I'd make a frustrating tour guide. It's quirky and fun! I don't know where I am…and neither will you."
Cornell is co-writing the series with Star Search winning comedian, Tracey MacDonald. The series will be directed by Sarah Hamblin, produced by Mo' Easy Productions and appear on FunnyOrDie.com in 2013.
"Sarah Cornell is one of the most inspired comedic actors I've ever had the pleasure to work with," MacDonald said. "Writing for her is easy because she can take anything and make it funny!"
Cornell created the character who appears in a Canadian National commercial campaign for Quaker Harvest Crunch. Renowned director Miguel Arteta directed the campaign, paying Cornell ACTRA triple scale rates to star in the commercials.
Cornell will appear in the upcoming television special of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. It will broadcast on the CBC in Canada and on Spike TV in the U.S. in 2013. The show will be hosted by Shannon Tweed and features Cornell performing her celebrated impressions of Paris Hilton and Björk.
In 2009, Cornell was one of three women applicants selected from a pool of thousands to be given an exclusive audition for "Saturday Night Live" with Primetime Emmy winning producer Lorne Michaels.
Cornell starred in the short film "Planet Sun" which was selected for screening out of 5,000 submissions at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.
In 2007, Cornell starred as "Annie/Shelly" in "Evil Dead the Musical" at the Diesel Playhouse in Toronto, which earned her a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination.
Next up, Cornell will star as a mail order bride in "From Russia With Love," a feature comedy she wrote and will produce.
SOURCE Sarah Cornell