Robbed by Tim O’Malley.

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A memory just jumped into my brain. Some memories you put away and then they pop back in and you think “oh yeah, I did that.” We’ve all done a shitload of stuff that’s not in our top 100 memories. I’ve auditioned twice in my life, once for MadTV in Austin with the rest of Schadenfreude after our very first out-of-town gig, the Big Stinkin’ Improv & Sketch Festival in 1999, and the other was for a Chevy Chase movie written and directed by a couple of the creators of The Onion. That just occurred to me moments ago. So I looked the movie up to see who got the part of “Kooky Scientist.” TIM O’MALLEY, my first teacher at Second City (also Justin’s, Sandy’s, and Kate’s if you want to know how all this got started)…

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A memory just jumped into my brain. Some memories you put away and then they pop back in and you think “oh yeah, I did that.” We’ve all done a shitload of stuff that’s not in our top 100 memories. I’ve auditioned twice in my life, once for MadTV in Austin with the rest of Schadenfreude after our very first out-of-town gig, the Big Stinkin’ Improv & Sketch Festival in 1999, and the other was for a Chevy Chase movie written and directed by a couple of the creators of The Onion. That just occurred to me moments ago. So I looked the movie up to see who got the part of “Kooky Scientist.” TIM O’MALLEY, my first teacher at Second City (also Justin’s, Sandy’s, and Kate’s if you want to know how all this got started)…

TimOmalley.jpg

A memory just jumped into my brain. Some memories you put away and then they pop back in and you think “oh yeah, I did that.” We’ve all done a shitload of stuff that’s not in our top 100 memories. I’ve auditioned twice in my life, once for MadTV in Austin with the rest of Schadenfreude after our very first out-of-town gig, the Big Stinkin’ Improv & Sketch Festival in 1999, and the other was for a Chevy Chase movie written and directed by a couple of the creators of The Onion. That just occurred to me moments ago. So I looked the movie up to see who got the part of “Kooky Scientist.” TIM O’MALLEY, my first teacher at Second City (also Justin’s, Sandy’s, and Kate’s if you want to know how all this got started).

However the part of “mechanic” was later sealed by yours truly. I just went to my imdb listing and they claim that my Starmeter is up +49% since last week. Must be that mustard ad…
The Chevy Chase movie turned out to be called Bad Meat and doesn’t appear to be on video yet. I want Chevy Chase to be good again so bad. Watch the first Season of SNL on DVD, he is a genius.

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I actually met Michael Hirsch and Scott Dikkers, the writer/producer, and director of Bad Meat five years previous to that audition. When I first moved to Chicago, Bart was shooting a pilot for a TV show on independent films and I called them up about their movie “Spaceman.” They told me they created The Onion, to which I responded “the what?” It was only in Wisconsin and on the internet at that time. They gave me my first copy of the newspaper which I read in the cafeteria of my temp job on Wacker and Monroe. So…

I’d say “small world” if it applied at all.

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