How many goddamn
kids can there possibly be in this neighborhood? 3
straight hours sitting out there waiting for the line
to end - I had 350+ pieces of candy and am left
with like 5. And some mofackies didn't even have a
bag. Oh forget the teens without costumes, I'm used to
those - but walking up in your normal clothes with
your hand out annoys me for some reason. You couldn't
be bothered to grab a pillow case? Seriously? I wasn't
gonna go all Larry David on them, but even the laziest
bitches used their backpacks.
So, oh yeah, guess
what I dressed up as today?
It's moments like
this coming together where I gotta admit: it
really does all feel pre-destined. From the show
falling on The Comedy Store Anniversary to all of this
happening right as we complete 10 years and 1000
entries... of course I get to dress up as all of The
Egos on Halloween.
although it's more "me" by the month it
seems, "Adam" is a character. Though what was
once obviously exagerrated, the real me has
become a perfect mix of Adam and Cameron and
I gotta say - it writes itself. Truth be told
I have every characteristic of Adam and
Cameron somehwhere within me, with very
little exagerration. When you see us fight,
you see two parts of my psyche battling for
for a big production and having to actually
rent a space was the "dressing
room" scenes. There's scenes in both
Adam and Spencer's dressing rooms and in
Adam's room, all 5 Egos come in. It's a
complicated shoot and I needed a place that
simply didn't look like a "house". This fit
the bill for sure. (Sarah, fresh off her
role as "birther" - helped out a TON today as
Tyson and I went crazy trying to get
We had the
studio for less than 10 hours and Tyson had
to be gone by hour 7 because of some paying
gigs for Halloween which meant, we had to
like the old CBS Egos shoots - this is a 4tvs
shoot. The difference being: no edits. You
watch all 4 characters in one continuous shot
live onstage through the TVs. So you make a
mistake? You start over from the beginning.
It's the first time I had done this in over 5
years and before? Each character was one full
day. And believe me, you needed
Had we not
been doing the "dressing room" bits, this
could have all been done at home (thus
allowing 1 day per character), but because I
actually shave for each character and I'm
RENTING out the space out of my own pocket?
No. No other choice, had to knock it all out
in one day. Friggin' intense day.
intense that during Gary, it occured to me I
had completely forgotten an
ENTIRE section as CAM! Tyson had 90
minutes left, and we still had Dewey and
Spencer... no way to go back and fix it...
but amazingly, Tyson made me back into
CAM in like 4 minutes, Sarah changed up
the curtain, and before you knew it I was in
the chair for Dewey as the curtain went back
to Green. No way in hell I could have
done this without the help. Whew.
that maple syrup? I wonder what brand that
could be? Come on, you think I wasn't
gonna incorporate that song? Of course, can
you imagine how freaking difficult it was
putting DEWEY back in all those shots?
<shakes head> I still have yet to
tackle THAT editing beast, though the
shots are done.
smile. Oh and I finally get to go back to his
original costume of no shirt. If you watch
the CBS test show from December 2006,
you'll notice Dewey didn't have a shirt, but
CBS made me put one on? HUH? Wasn't even
a censor thing - they just didn't like it.
Whatever. He's a surfer/stoner who would only
wear a shirt if ABSOLUTELY forced. So
screw you guys - the real Dewey is back.
Hawaian Shirt? Hell no.
I had to make sure you all saw that I am
actually still eating. LOL. And junk food to
boot! I'm not completely "Bale Machinist"
yet, but it sure feels like it. Fucking rice,
fucking running. I will be happy when I
can chill on the body stuff, though I am a
good deal skinnier.
turn makes all The Egos look a lot more the
way they were supposed to. With the
unbelieveable stress of Donna during my
downtimes at CBS, there was no way in hell
I could focus on eating right and
exercising (until the end) and The Egos
suffered because of it. They look right
now... and man, I missed Spencer. Had a blast
watching him/me on the monitors.
really is like seeing old friends. Though I
really get to see them tomorrow when I start
loading everything into the computer. That's
the magic part. When you line everything up -
and start putting together the actual
dialogue? BOOM. There they are. Like you're
hanging out with your buddies.
exhausted. What a day to have done this on, and with
that, October is over. A handful of days before this
becomes a reality - and I guarantee it won't be 3 days
until I long to be this busy again. Funny though, at
the moment I can't fathom that feeling. Just wanna