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by on Mar.13, 2006, under Uncategorized

I just got home from an audition for a commercial. It was another one without any words. I know a number of comedians are also fine actors. Boyd Banks and Alex Nussbaum come to mind. I, however, am not. I am quite successful in getting parts. I rarely get any acting auditions but have a fairly high percentage of booking the jobs I do try out for. I thought this might be an excellent place to reveal my technique (how pretentious to call it that).When I’m directed how to act or react, I almost always just say a funny line that reflects that situation. The people behind the table usually laugh and often hire me. If they insist on doing it silently, I think the line and it tends to reflect in my expression. That’s how I use my stand-up skills to secure acting gigs. I’d love to hear any tips or tricks you might have.

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