Local Comedians Make Creative “Get Well Glenn” Video. The entire NBC10 family (along with Glenn himself) has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our chief meteorologist Glenn Schwartz in the past week. As we first told you last Wednesday (or as Glenn first tweeted), Glenn underwent double bypass heart surgery after a 99% blockage in one of his arteries. Every Facebook post and Twitter update has led to considerable viewer feedback, and we updated everyone yesterday that Glenn was going home to recover, and for that we are even happier.
In the meantime, three local comedians took to Youtube to create their own “Get Well Glenn” tribute. The 7+ minute video, posted on Wednesday, features Andrew and Paul Sigwart (both of Berlin, NJ) and Kristen Campbell (of Magnolia, NJ). It chronicles their “we don’t know how to dress accordingly because our on-air meteorologist is so distractingly attractive” syndrome, includes “Glenn Vision Glasses” and more.
We caught up with Andrew Sigwart (donning the bowtie at the beginning of the video) Thursday to ask him about the work:
NBC10: What led you to create the video?
Sigwart: The exaggerated concept of Glenn needing to report the weather at some point in the evening (in addition to Sheena) was kind of a running joke I’ve had (the whole thing stemming from someone walking into the room on Thanksgiving while the news was on and clearly not paying attention to the forecast).
NBC10: How much time did it take to produce?
Sigwart: Not long. I wrote the script on Saturday, we all met to shoot it on Tuesday, I edited it Tuesday night, let it render out into Wednesday morning, and then I uploaded Wednesday morning before I went to work.
NBC10: What was the message you were trying to get across?
Sigwart: I just wanted to try to get a laugh from Hurricane. As the cliche goes, laughter is the best medicine. I just remember the promos he used to do with John Bolaris, and they were really funny, so I figured he had a good sense of humor about him and wouldn’t mind the skit.
NBC10: Is there a message beyond “Get Well Glenn” that you’d like to send to our chief meteorologist?
Sigwart: Aside from get well soon…if he ever wants to make a cameo in a Youtube video, just let me know. Also, I hope we were able to get him to laugh!