Doc review gunners often race through documents, literally shortening the length of a doc review project. So when Skolnick in Episode 3 explains that he wants to be a “sniper” and snipe his way to the top—whatever that top could possibly be—Tim complains to him that he’s just “taking money out of our pockets.” Throughout the season, you will see dreamers like Tim try to work around Skolnik and his conniving ways.
I don’t publicly advocate for going slow deliberately in doc review. But it’s financially self-destructive to go faster than realistically required. Skolnik doesn’t care. Like all gunners, he has no desire to make friends, having learned long ago that he is unpopular. Skolinick is a Cooley graduate, where he was barely top half—and even his dad won’t hire him. Gunners often attempt to make it seem like they are in the top tier intellectually. That is NEVER the case. As best as I can tell, gunners like Skolnick used to be hall monitors in high school.
Rob O’Reilly plays Skolnick. Rob is one of my closest friends in the comedy scene, and we go back a way. He could probably tell you some really horrific stories about me, and vice versa. Amazingly, he’s been doing standup for close to ten years, yet he’s only 26. He was recently named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2012 by LA Weekly and has been on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show. Rob’s definitely a name to remember.
Watch the rest of the Bottom Rung, including character sketches of the dreamers, gunners, and lifers that make up document review.