Monday, September 21, 2009

The Weekly Widget and Sassoon: why I'm sticking with improv

So I was right. I'm a big ol' sick face today so I took the day off to sit on the couch and eat soup all day and try to get better. Ick.

The plus side is that I caught up with a bunch of random television, the highlight of which was an episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio" with Amy Poehler. Damn, I want her career. When James Lipton asks his famous 10 questions at the end, she gives a serious answer and a comedic answer for each. For example:

"What is your least favorite sound?"
"Serious answer? The sound of anyone in pain. Comedic answer? A man crying while I make love to him."


"If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you enter the pearly gates?"
"Serious answer: 'Come on in.' Comedic answer: 'Your mother was right.'"

Amazing. She's definitely one of the reasons I started doing improv:
  • 8/22/07 - 4:38pm
molly: i'm actually looking into improv classes
but that's whenever i can afford them...
andrea: improv classes, huh?
molly: yep
there's an amy poehler in me just waiting to burst out
i know it
andrea: you're better than amy poehler
hear me now, universe. Molly Cameron is better than Amy Poehler
(that's the universe)
(thanks universe)

OK, that's a stretch, universe and Andrea (but, aw shucks, thanks). I'm currently about to repeat Improv 401, doubting all of my writing skills, and running out of ways to zing my co-workers. Maybe this is just the sick talking, but moments like this make me think too hard about my life and wonder if I should have followed my 12-year-old dream and become a secret agent (because I hear that's really easy).

Anyway. Enough of my September moping. I'll get there eventually. Let's watch some Kaitlin.


Rebecca said...

I agree. You are better than Amy Poehler. Also, I need you to become famous because I don't know any famous people.

RavenMcCoy said...

aw shucks, thanks. :)

well when i someday get my own show, you can be the special guest - deal?