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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people who take pictures, you know, carry a camera. Because if I did I'd have stack's and stack's and stack's of different act's. I got a lot here - I know what I done.
My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I'm not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it.