11/4/12

I'm Thinking of a Quote

It's very lofty and intellectual. It's from a movie called "Tommy Boy" and it goes, "Let me tell you why I suck as a salesman."

Except replace "salesman" with "theme park correspondent".

For a year, from July 2011 to August 2012, I wrote, directed and edited for a local theme park TV show in Orlando, Florida. Every once in a while, I would have to fill in for one of our professional hosts.

Have you ever wondered, "Can Audrey apply her own makeup, do her own hair or act like a normal human being for any decent stretch of time?" You can stop wondering! The video evidence is here! And the answer is no...but I sure had a blast doing it though!

And I know, I know...we're all our own worst critics and I'm sort of half joking about thinking I'm the worst thing ever. Performance sometimes comes natural to me, I just don't see myself as a leading lady, main host type. Maybe I would've felt better if I had hair and makeup people. I consider myself more of the best friend/sidekick/character actor/ugly-herself-up-for-a-joke-on-SNL archetype. (In my dreams.)

I'd always rather be doing comedy. Of course, to do that, you're usually required to be funny...

But if you've ever had to sit through watching yourself on video, then you understand the auto-cringe function in my brain. I'm actually super proud of the year on this gig and wouldn't change it for the world, despite all of my recent whining about wanting to go off and  make "art" now.

Celebrating a Year of Awkwardness! with Orlando Attractions from Audrey Brown on Vimeo.

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