The e-mail is available in from my agent:
“Jason, (identify withheld)’s casting agent is in search of somebody to assist write jokes and bounce materials off of for him. They need a two minute video showcasing how humorous you might be and your character, and why you would be a match to work collectively.”
OK, no downside, throw just a few Wrap Up’s at him, piece collectively a stand-up cli–wait, what the fuck? One million purple flags shoot up. First off, this audition is for (first identify withheld) fuckin’ (final identify withheld)…he is been broadly recognized for many years, and everybody from right here to Timbuktu has been kissing his dick for the final 20 years of TV and film credit…why is that this man not capable of finding anybody inside his personal circle? Secondly, why is that this being held as a casting? Third, how would this even work, is he in search of a sure man?
Funniest man within the pile
After a lot thought, and nil time to piece one thing collectively, which is a separate publish to be written concerning the short-term snap-to calls for of casting brokers, I believed I might go together with my intestine. The 2 minute video was primarily me saying, look, I am humorous and I can produce loads of references round city that can affirm it. All of those different submissions are going to be dancing monkeys making an attempt to be humorous, making all of it about them. It’s possible you’ll discover the funniest man within the pile, however he is probably not a match while you sit in a room with him. This is not a expertise situation as a lot as a chemistry situation. Is that particular person going to take the time to analysis your previous materials, be taught your cadence, be taught your timing, and adapt to be humorous FOR you? Seemingly not. I then go on to say, hell, I’ll not even be the proper match for you, however you are not going to know till you get me within the room and we discover out. That is all I am asking, let me be within the room, and nature will take its course. This is probably not the sexiest submission video, but it surely you need the job executed, and also you definitely will not overlook this face.
Gunslinger, not a clown
The casting agent blows a gasket over what I ship her, asking me to ship the phrases SEND IT earlier than she’ll move it alongside simply to make certain. (identify withheld) has a ton of hangers-on, I say. My intestine says the casting agent is fallacious in what they’re in search of. If I used to be (identify withheld) and as linked as he’s, he may poach a author if he needed to. I am a gunslinger, not a clown. If that is what it takes to get the job, I guarantee you the best way I work I would not tolerate my place as a court docket jester for lengthy, until the cash was sick…like actual sick. Till then, if he needs somebody who will go in like a surgeon and get to work reducing and stitching, I am undoubtedly his man.
Hollywood is all however shut down by New Yr, so I might be shocked to listen to something again, and possibly I went at this a bit overconfident however listened to and trusted my intestine, that is a uncommon one for me. Hey, you must threat it to get the biscuit. If I do not hear again I will know. However man, if I do…