Bingo O’Malley is a reasonably big-name actor with an utter contempt for TV, a penchant for high-status characters, and a connection to my local theater group, Scotch ‘n’ Soda. He came and did an acting workshop once, and somehow I wound up challenging him to do some kind of improv scene and see who steals the show. Stupid idea, maybe. Until the then-Artistic Director of my improv troupe told me afterwards it was one of the best scenes I’d ever done. Personally I think I’ve done much better but it got good reviews from pretentious theater people, so hey, who am I to judge. (It’s also some of the only improv I’ve ever done that has been recorded, so… there you are.)
I’m displeased with one moment in it when I fumble some exposition, and aside from that, I like it. But it’s in my Corner because the scene is split in two segments (argh!) on Google Video. It starts around 49:50 on the first video, and ends around 2:30 on the second. So you’ll basically have to wait for the whole first segment to load, which is poop-cake-ulicious. My sincerest apologies. I guess you really have to want to see me do improv.
(This is not the last time you’ll see me name a cop Johnson….)