Auditions, Round 1
2016-08-28, 3:12 p.m.
So I did my first audition at the Comedy Spot this weekend, along with about 3/4 of my class and a few of my old classmates from other classes. There were thirteen of us there auditioning for Brian and Mel (who runs the Harold program), though one person said she just wanted to audition without being considered for a team. They told us to keep trying and practicing, they’d hold auditions every 3 months*, and they were probably going to make a few people do another scene twice, which they did. I’m not sure why that was, if they were overly good or bad or what. (Posting this after the fact, none of those people made a team.)
* I think in reality it’s kinda more like 6 months--previous auditions were in April and I’d be surprised if they actually did hold auditions in December. Especially if they are waiting on lining up more rehearsal/performance space before they let more people in.
We all just had an awesome time hanging out together before and after and doing our warmups.
Administrative note: I'm trying to get all these entries up months late and frankly, I don't remember all the details from the sketchy notes, so I'm leaving most of this in here without uh, any explanation.
Beat 1a: fixing fridge with duct tape
Harold 2 (the one I was in):
Beat 1a: bodily fluids in couch
Beat 2b: me and Mitch, he initiates, shower head fun in the military for boys and girls, I tell him shower heads are why I am taking 45 minute showers.
Beat 3a: birthday party bounce house burning man (not sure what was this?)
Group 1: I initiate “I can do anything weird walking down the streets of SF.”
Four people were asked to repeat and do a partial Harold:
It was really fun. I don’t think I’ll get in (on character if nothing else), but I did pretty good.
I later told this all to Matt, one of the CC managers and an actor, and he said he thinks I’m funny enough for improv and who cares if I can do characters or not? Interesting take there...