Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities.
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In my experience with women that I've dated and my wife now, is you have to know what they care about. And even if you aren't a huge fan of it, you still have to have interest in it and it has to be genuine because women do it for men all the time.
You get a lot of Johnnie Cochran roles. Those kind of things fall to you naturally because of the color of your skin. You have to give them what they want. Yeah, I was a black actor on the show and Johnnie Cochran came, but I had to learn how to do Johnnie Cochran, make it funny.
For a while after the ugliness of the OJ Trial I liked doing him. That became fun to do because instead of OJ being smart and disappearing he wouldn't leave. So he put himself up to be ridiculed.
I like doing films and I wish that I could do more but I still have to audition. I don't get offered starring roles in movies even though I've written and starred in a movie.
Once you had Del say that you were good, you were good. To be able to make him laugh or impress him . . . once you got his respect, you were home free.
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The fans were so psyched that someone was doing a movie about a Boston fan that they were giving their all.
Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her.
We train in the mornings, and then I go home and rest or sleep, and usually I go for a meal with Abel of a night, as we're the two with no family here, so we tend to hang around together.