interimWe love our staff, but we love them entirely conditionally. Perhaps said condition should be that they hand in their stories on time and don’t give us any attitude (that might be the smarter business practice) but our condition is both simpler and harder to pull off than that: we love our staff on the condition that they continue to be smart, insightful and funny people. We like to be impressed by our staffers and interested in what they have to say. Luckily for us, we’ve managed to find some really pretty great people to write with us over the years. Educated and opinionated people who can talk about Shakespeare and indie rock music and HBO and superheroes from an angle not already covered by EW or Vulture or the AV Club. Sometimes, said great people do really interesting side projects (like Adler’s poetry month or Mic’s music career).

One said project comes from new Staff Writer Zach Drummer, a satirist whose playwriting first caught our attention back in 2009. His latest endeavour is an original web series about a professional unpaid intern which he co-created with Jonathan Stahl. The pilot episode (which Zach co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and stars in) is embedded below. Check in out then be sure to tweet your approval to @zdrummer8.