57. "i get what you're saying. it just doesn't make sense." In response to In response to 56
>I'm well aware of a thing called comedic acting...and I am >also well aware of when it is not done successfully.
the point is that it has been done unsuccessfully by just as many people who are talented stand up comics.
>And just >because you are a stand up comic, that doesnt make you anymore >qualified to speak on it
i never said it did.
>>the entire casts of Mary Tyler Moore, All In The Family, >>Cheers, etc laughs at insanity in this statement. > >Uh huh...and so aren't my grandparents and the rest of the >people who watched those shows 30 years ago..I'm talking about >today..modern trends
ok, let's look at the casts of some recent successful shows:
Arrested Development: 1 stand up comic. Entourage: 0 stand up comics The Office: 1 stand up comics in the main cast. 2 others in supporting roles. My Name is Earl: 0 stand up comics Scrubs: 0 stand up comics Will & Grace: 0 stand up comics Malcolm in the Middle: 0 stand up comics Desperate Housewives: 0 stand up comics Everybody Hates Chris: 0 stand up comics Two and a Half Men: 0 stand up comics Weeds: 1 stand up comic
it's not about being a comic. it's about being a good comic actor.