Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We should all aspire to be as good as "Bob and Ray." These guys were experts at taking simple premises and working magic with them without belaboring them. On SNL, this scene would be four minutes long and the slow talker would become a recurring character - hey, let's make him a 911 operator next week! If I saw this script on paper, I would be very worried - unrealistic premise, why is this guy even being interviewed, would actors be able to handle this without killing all that could be funny in it? But it's Bob and Ray and it works for them. Check them out. Their characters names rival Dickens for originality and revealing personality. They are also not vulgar (Chris) and never use shock tactics to get laughs.