Comedy Monologues

Here are some FANTASTIC COMEDY monologues for “GETTING AN AGENT” sessions…

  • Choose your monologue
  • Define your character–Make your character interesting!
  • Work the monologue 50 different ways until you make it your OWN

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    COACH JACK TURNBULL
  • PUMP IT UP AND MAKE IT FANTASTIC!
  • Don’t be BORING, and don’t be UNBELIEVABLE!
  • BE ENTERTAINING!

HERE YOU GO:

I’ve been pondering life’s mysteries, like, if you are eating tic tacs, and you only have one left, is it a TIC or a TAC? I think about it all the time, and I’m gonna figure it out. You see,  I like this (Boy/Girl) (Jenny/Richie) and I’m planning to make my move this year in school. You don’t think I’m smart enough? Well, ponder this: If you are down to your last M&M, which M is it? It’s profound.  If I solve that, (Jenny/Richie) will fall in love with me. Excellent!

 

I’ve been thinking and if I hold it in any longer I’m gonna explode.  Okay, I’ll tell you, but don’t laugh. Even if you think its funny. Or stupid. Or stupid funny. Or, or, or…Okay. I’m falling in love. I mean I think so. I’ve never actually been in love, but you know that feeling when you get an “A”? Well, this feels ten times better, so it’s gotta be love. I can’t believe this. Dru Smith asked to borrow my pencil. Get it? BORROW MY PENCIL. It MUST be love. I’m SO happy!

 

We’re not lost,  You know, “lost” is just another word for finding something you didn’t know you were looking for.  Listen, you have to relax. We’re in nature. And nature will show us the way. Why don’t you just sit tight while I ask directions from this racoon?  She’ll show me the way.  That way? Ok, Thanks! . See, that was easy, Town is this way. I am one with my inner animal. You think I’m crazy? Yes, I am a little, maybe a lot.

 

ENJOY!

COACH JACK TURNBULL

 

 

Audition Taping

The Actorsite Awesome Acting Club “PRIME-TIME TAPING STUDIO!”

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The Studio is set up and all we have to do is just turn on the lights to tape. Then, we have fast internet for uploading.

You can use your Iphone or Samsung phone, we get FANTASTIC sound, since our entire studio is soundproofed. Or, if you wish, we can tape for you for a small fee. Be sure to practice your scene OUT LOUD at least 50 times so you are ready to ROCK THE ROOM. If you need coaching, then it’s best to get your coaching prior to taping or, for a small fee, you can rent the space for additional time.

You can contact our coaches for taping or coaching, yes, there is a fee.

 

 

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Jessica taping a commercial….

This is another perk of membership in the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club…a fun place to build a career!

 

 
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RIGHT NOW!

To build for the future, focus on what you are doing in the present!
http://www.dailymotivator.com/memberflash/rightnow.html

Breathe in the beauty of our world, and breathe in the opportunities in HOLLYWOOD…

A message from Coach Jack Turnbull of the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club…

Some NEW data from today’s research…

RIGHT NOW IN HOLLYWOOD there are “ONLY” 160 TV shows currently casting guest roles. Each one will Cast from 2 to 25 guest roles (Co-Star and Guest Star) Each episode.

This includes PRIME TIME NETWORKS like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the CW, plus CABLE NETWORKS, like TBS, LIFETIME, HBO, SHOWTIME, etc., and ONLINE networks like HULU, AMAZON, and NETFLIX…all quality projects if you like superheroes, vampires and zombies mixed in with your dramas and sitcoms. Some of these projects cast their guest cast in Hollywood to shoot in other regions of the country.

RIGHT NOW there are “ONLY” 71 pilots currently casting series regulars. This will jump to 150 or so by the end of January.Coach Jack Turnbull

Each PILOT will cast from 6 to 12 series regulars and even more recurring, and this is a SUPER opportunity for young actors because they are very precise in their casting. Youth means opportunity!

Right now there are 27 television series casting new characters and recasting other characters. This is a super way to join an existing series. Agents and Managers LOVE it when you book one of these, it’s guaranteed work.

Right now there are 226 feature films currently casting in Hollywood. These are the funded features from top casting offices. BUSY! Each will have from 8 to 60 lead and supporting roles to cast. BUSY!

And RIGHT NOW they are casting 40 to 50 SAG-AFTRA Commercials and 100+ Non-union commercials that pay well EACH WEEK! It’s BUSY OUT THERE! And will continue to be straight through.

Those of you who have representation are lucky, because almost none of these projects are listed in the open areas of the internet. It’s important to be represented by quality representatives (agent and manager) to even know about these and then it’s VERY competitive to book. You need skills practiced at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club…

Plus, as you know, there are literally hundreds of other projects in this BUSY HOLLYWOOD SCENE! It’s important to BE SHARP!

Help your agent and manager by ROCKING THE ROOM when you AUDITION!

SO “RIGHT NOW” is a HOT TIME to be “IN THE MOMENT”!

As every young actor knows, one of the hardest skills is to be “in the moment” which means that you, as the character, are totally focused on what is happening “RIGHT NOW”.

We practice the HOTTEST current acting techniques from all over the world to place our young clients “in the moment” and to help establish the who, what, where, when and why of the action. Some of these include using the imagination, using sense memory, using repetition, and visualization.

All of them work wonderfully as each actor explores their creative life and puts each skill into practice and performance…to audition excellence.

That’s why we focus on Creative Audition skills 5 days per week at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club. That way, young actors get to practice the “RIGHT NOW” skills daily and it’s not uncomfortable jumping into a strange character right before an audition. They practice it. They mastered it!If you are ready to UPGRADE YOUR TRAINING to the ACTORSITE AWESOME ACTING CLUB where over 100 series regulars have cut their teeth on HOLLYWOOD SKILLS, then come in and try a class, then enroll and ROCK YOUR CAREER!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE:

Time to put DOWN the IPAD and MAKE PROGRESS!

Acting is a muscle, you have to work it out!

If you are sitting home and wishing you had more auditions, then RIGHT NOW is the time to GET OFF YOUR BUTT and get to the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club.

If you don’t feed your ACTING CAREER, then your ACTING CAREER won’t feed you…focus, focus, focus.

Come and try a FUN, CHALLENGING audition skills workout, and both young actors and parents can network and become motivated by being around POSITIVE, HAPPENING PEOPLE.

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
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10 Comedy Scenes

Here are some scenes for COMEDY WORKSHOPS.

HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE.

1. In COMEDY, your CHARACTER is what is important. So establish a believable crazy character that just by walking in the room makes us laugh. Be real.

2. The character should find a special RHYTHM for their speech. A little different approach. So work each line of the scene so you find a special “you” who delivers the lines.

4. Your reaction is IMPORTANT. SO be sure to REACT to the other actors in the scene.

5. Stick with the text and find the comedy in your CHARACTER, YOUR TIMING, and YOUR ATTITUDE!

6. Timing can be QUICK and can be SLOW, depending on the situation, so don’t settle into a boring rhythm.

Here you go:
AAAWHATSTHAT

AAATHEPEST

AAASTUPID

AAAREMOTE

aaamessyboys

AAAKARATESLANG

AAAHAIRSOCCER

AAAFART

AAACHOCOLATE

AAAHOTSAUCE

AAAFLIPTABLET

Writing a Monologue

A message from Coach Jack Turnbull of the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club!

Dear Readers,

Here’s an exercise for a nice day, let’s write some
one minute monologues…

A one minute monologue can be very entertaining, and that’sScreen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.49.20 AM
the goal. To be entertaining for one minute.

It’s a challenge, and a FUN challenge.

So here is ONE primer for building a one minute monologue.

We’ll write some monologues while I type this.

You can use this information to build a NEW monologue or
use it to CUT an existing monologue that may be repetitive
which extends the length but LOWERS the entertainment value.

YOUR FIRST SENTENCE, THE INTRODUCTION.

Your first sentence should cover at least ONE or maybe
two of the basics: WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN WHY HOW….

For example: “It was the first day of school, and I was nervous.”

Or: “It was a rainy afternoon and my friend Amy called me with a
crazy plan.”

Or: “I hate raisins, I hate them plain, I hate them dipped
in chocolate, I hate them covered with yogurt and I definitely
hate them in my cereal in the morning.”

Now, to show how to introduce another character we first have
to establish that in a monologue, it’s important to take on the
character of any of the players. In other words, you MUST speak
like they speak and exaggerate it so that it shows your range.

Monologues show range as you portray the other characters.

So, for example.

1. It was the first day of school, and I was nervous. I guess I
should expect it to be scary, since I was a freshman, but my
friend Cindy said: “Just be normal. There’s lots of cute boys in
High School.” But that didn’t help any.

2. It was a rainy afternoon and my friend Amy called me with a
crazy plan. “Come on, It’s Saturday and we can sneak into the
One Direction concert. I have a friend in who can get us backstage.”
I LOVE One direction so I yelled “Hello, YES!”

3. I hate raisins, I hate them plain, I hate them dipped
in chocolate, I hate them covered with yogurt and I definitely
hate them in my cereal in the morning. So when I saw raisins in
my cereal this morning, I groaned loudly like this (GROANS) “You
know I hate raisins!”. My little sister says “You get what you get
and you don’t get upset.” So I gave her an evil look.

Now add some action. Be sure to include some conflict…nobody
wants to watch a monologue unless something is accomplished.

1. It was the first day of school, and I was nervous. I guess I
should expect it to be scary, since I was a freshman, but my
friend Cindy said: “Just be normal. There’s lots of cute boys in
High School.” But that didn’t help any. I tried to be strong as I
climbed the steps to school. Then, right as I got to the top,
I looked up and this guy opens the door and says, “Hi there, you
must be a freshman”. It was like a dream. He was tall and handsome
and he looked me right in the eyes…and I melted right there. Not
only did I melt, but I tripped and fell right into him and spilled
my backpack with all my stuff. I had forgotten to zip it. Dummy me.

2. It was a rainy afternoon and my friend Amy called me with a
crazy plan. “Come on, It’s Saturday and we can sneak into the
One Direction concert. I have a friend in who can get us backstage.”
I LOVE One direction so I yelled “Hello, YES!”. So I grabbed my
clothes and stuff and climbed out the window. When I hit the ground,
I hurt my foot, so here I was limping all the way down the street.
“OW, OW, OW, OW”. So when I got to Amy’s house we got dressed and
headed out. Her brother Tommy gave us a ride to the concert.
It was PACKED. There were SO MANY CRAZY GIRLS there. Amy said
“Follow me” and headed into the crowd, while I limped along
behind.

3. I hate raisins, I hate them plain, I hate them dipped
in chocolate, I hate them covered with yogurt and I definitely
hate them in my cereal in the morning. So when I saw raisins in
my cereal this morning, I groaned loudly like this (GROANS) “You
know I hate raisins!”. My little sister says “You get what you get
and you don’t get upset.” So I gave her an evil look. So my
MOM says, “If you don’t like it, fix your own breakfast”. So I
got out the peanut butter and made me a deluxe peanut butter,
dill pickle and mustard sandwich. “BYE BYE” I yelled and headed
out the door.

Finally, wrap it up with a twist and a moral to the story…some
kind of lesson learned or emotional discovery. Then go in and
cut out as much as you can…remember, it’s ACTING, so you need to
SHOW what happens rather than just SAY it.

And PUMP IT UP a little. Increase the odds and make it more fun.

And here is the finished product.

1. It was the first day of school, and I was nervous. I was a freshman. My
friend Cindy said: “Just be normal. There’s lots of cute boys in
High School.” So I tried to be strong as I climbed the steps.
As I got to the top, this guy swings the door open and says, “Hi there, you
must be a freshman”. He was tall and handsome, wearing a letter jacket,
and I melted right there. Not only did I melt, but I tripped and fell
right into him and spilled my backpack. I had forgotten to zip it. Dummy me.
He helped me pick up my stuff and he zipped my backpack, I was SO
EMBARRASSED as I rushed in to find my
home room. He yelled after me… “Hey Zippy, I don’t know your name” and my
boyfriend, Joey Chambers, has called me that ever since. I like it. “Zippy”

2. It was raining and my friend Amy called me with a
crazy plan. “Come on, It’s Saturday and we can sneak into the
One Direction concert. I have a friend who can sneak us backstage.”
I LOVE One direction so I yelled “Hello, YES!”. So I grabbed my
clothes and stuff and jumped out the window. After we got
dressed, Her brother dropped us in the parking lot. It was INSANE with
CRAZED fans. Amy said “Follow me” and jumped into the crowd. her
friend took us in a side door. It was dark and as I was
trying to follow them I tripped over
something and hit my head. As I woke up I heard this
voice saying “Are you OK? Hello, Hello?”
In a funny accent. It was HARRY helping me. You know,
HARRY from ONE Direction! YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME?
WELL, SOME KIND OF FRIEND YOU ARE!

3. I hate raisins, I hate them plain, I hate them dipped
in chocolate, I hate them covered with yogurt and I definitely
hate them in my cereal in the morning. So when I saw raisins in
my cereal this morning…I yelled (GROANS) “You
know I hate raisins!”. My little sister says “You get what you get
and you don’t get upset.” So I gave her an evil stare. So my
MOM says, “If you don’t like it, fix your own breakfast”. So I
made me a deluxe peanut butter,
dill pickle and mustard sandwich. “BYE BYE” I yelled and headed
out the door. As I got on the school bus, I tripped and spilled
the sandwich all over Tommy, you know, TOMMY…so that’s how I got
this black eye. It still hurts.

So these three monologues can be pumped up, changed, reworded
and tweaked. This shows you the process to develop a monologue.

I did this message in about an hour today…so that’s how quick
it is…

Remember, it for ENTERTAINMENT…DON’T BE BORING and make the
viewer SUSPEND THEIR DISBELIEF….

Monologues are a blast!

COACH JACK TURNBULL

GUMMY MONOLOGUE COACHING!

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We’ll be video taping the MONOLOGUE OF THE WEEK this THURSDAY.

It will be a TON of fun…work on this monologue this week:

CRAZY GUMMY PERSON!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

OR, if you wish to tape last week’s monologue about the DOG, click here:

FOUND A CUTE DOG

Or, the week before, we worked on the TICTAC MONOLOGUE…You can tape that one.

TICTAC MONOLOGUE

Be ready to shoot and show how your can ROCK YOUR VIDEO! You can put it up on your online presence if you like to put you on top of the list!

SUPER!

COACH JACK TURNBULL

Voiceover SAMPLES!

We had fun recording the TIC TAC MONOLOGUE  in our FAST TRACK PRO class and here are some of the best performances. Remember, we include this service as part of our FAST TRACK PRO membership, because our ONLY goal is your success. You can use these to upload to your online resume or to send to casting for a voice sample. NICE! Coached by Coach Jack Turnbull

Here you go:

TAEHO:

MATTHEW:

JESSICA:

 

AND HERE ARE SOME DIFFERENT TAKES ON THE “PUPPY” VOICEOVER THAT WE DID IN CLASS. THIS TIME WE CHANGED THE MICROPHONE SO THE RESULT IS A LITTLE WEAKER, BUT THESE KIDS ROCK THE ROOM! ONE TAKE!

NOELLE

OLIVIA:

JESSICA:

MATTHEW:

DAKOTA:

CHRISTABELLE

HERE IS A TAKE ON THE APPLE JUICE HEIST
VENISE

PAYTON

NOELLE

LOLA

KEEGAN

JESSICA

CALE

BRYSON

And here’s AMBER with her version of the the PIZZA MONOLOGUE

Actorsiter Francesca Capaldi

Dear Readers,

It’s always so wonderful when successful young Actorsiters share their success stories. We work so hard to make sure each young artist is trained and each parent is mentored to success, and we LOVE IT when it all comes together for all involved.

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Francesca Capaldi, Emmy Awards, 2015

So, a huge shout out to Francesca Capaldi who continues to find success with her voicing of the LITTLE RED HAIRED GIRL in the PEANUTS MOVIE.

You all know her as CHLOE on DOG WITH A BLOG, and it’s nice to know that she started just like every child does, by taking classes and working on skills.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST—HERE’S THE EMAIL ANNOUNCE THAT HER MOM SENT ME BACK IN 2012

Hi Jack,

I hope you are doing well.  I don’t want to give a shout out to
Francesca, but was wondering if you wouldn’t mind announcing
the new Disney show that she is on.  It premieres this Friday
night, October 12th at 9:40 p.m./8:40 p.m. central after the
new Disney movie Girl vs. Monster.  In the future, it will be
on on Sunday nights at 8:00/7:00 central beginning Sunday,
November 4th.  Thanks so much and we hope to get in to see you soon!

Take care,
Gina Capaldi
(Francesca plays CHLOE)

KUDOS to her mom Gina for supporting her talented daughter!

Acting is skill based, and Francesca started training at an early age.

She’s growing up, and the world already knows her and loves her. Young artists blossom under the guidance of the coaches and mentors at the Actorsite.

If you need more info, go HERE

 

 

Actorsiter Stuart Allen ROCKS as Son of Batman!

A huge shout out to Stuart Allan who has been starring in so many shows and movies as an unseen voice talent.

Screenshot 2015-08-18 at 10.36.38 PMCurrently, every SATURDAY, you can watch TRANFORMERS RID, plus he’s got so many movies and TV episods as DAMIEN WAYNE, Batman’s son, and you can hear him in BATMAN VS ROBIN, and BATMAN: BAD BLOOD, and SON OF BATMAN as the star, DAMIEN WAYNE.

Here’s a link to his IMDB! BUSY KID

He’s also got a SUPER big movie out called RISE OF THE GUARDIANS where he voices one of the main characters.

So he is FANTASTIC, CHARISMATIC and FUN, and he definitely enjoyed his lessons at the Actorsite, where we practice voice over techniques EVERY WEEK for our members.

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR SCHEDULE:

Here’s one of his interviews at a FAN Convention: