Monday, May 5, 2014

The First Step in Creating and Refining Your Comic Persona | The ...

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Mindy Kaling, Zooey Deschanel, Rainn Wilson, Andy Samberg, Jim Parsons, Josh Radnor, Charlyne Yi, Aubrey Plaza, Stephanie Beatriz, Joel McHale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ken Jeong, and of course, Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey—these are but a few of the wonderful comic actors we love who are populating the television landscape. They are all very distinct, with their own comic personas they refined coming up the ranks in either theater (Ferguson, Deschanel, Beatriz, Wilson, Parsons, Radnor, McHale), improv/sketch (Samberg, Yi, Poehler, Fey, Jeong), or both (Kaling). For the most part, they are the same in every role they have played, with the same quirks, delivery, timing, and sensibility, and we don’t want them to change a thing because we love them, just the way they are. They are all endearing, relatable, hilarious, and have enviable careers, and so can you.

How can you create and refine a comic persona that you can use over and over again in every audition, for every role, whether it be for a multi-camera sitcom, one-camera comedy, Web series, or sketch/improv show? First and foremost, you have to know who you are. You can’t refine who you are if you are always trying to be someone you are not, thinking that’s Thank you for reading


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