Happy Anniversary Actors Studio

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Bravo TV’s award-winning show Inside the Actors Studio is having its 10th Anniversary this Sunday. In honor of that day, I answer the questions.

First, let me say that Bravo really has great programming. From Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Show Biz Mom’s and Dads to The Restaurant, it is a great network. I find almost everything they show interesting.

But, on to the business at hand. I can’t say that I watch every episode of ITAH, but I’ve watched quite a few. It is interesting to hear the thoughts of actors on their craft, particularly when it is someone you like.

The best episode I’ve ever seen is the Emmy-award-winning 2-hour show featuring Mike Meyers. It was 2 of the funniest hours of television I’ve ever seen. And, of course, there is Meyers’ old Saturday Night Live castmate, Will Ferrel, who does the impersonation of Lipton that is “scrumtrulescent.” If you know Ferrel’s impersonation, you get that word.

In honor of the anniversary, I will endeavor to answer the time-honored questions asked of each visitor to the program (I’ve always wanted to do this):

01. What is your favorite word?

Freakin’. I have this thing about saying, “It’s freakin’ gigantic” or “That’s freakin’ ridiculous” just including that word in everything.

02. What is your least favorite word?

Putrid. Even the word smells bad.

03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

The unexpected. There’s something exciting and frightening about experiencing the unexpected.

04. What turns you off?

Injustice. More like pisses me off.

05. What is your favorite curse word?

Bullshit. I absolutely love when you know something isn’t true and you can say, “That’s BULLshit!”

06. What sound or noise do you love?

Water – rain, running water, streams, the ocean – and the sound of my wife’s voice. They are both magical.

07. What sound or noise do you hate?

Feedback loops. Nothing hurts more than screetching through a pair of headphones. Guitar feedback is not a problem but a nasty feedback loop is horrific.

08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Photographer. I love great photos. They are mezmorizing.

09. What profession would you not like to attempt?

Anything in the corporate world.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome back.

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