On August 3, 2017 at 10 PM, I appeared on The Gong Show with Ashley McGee and James Harrington in our mind blowingly awesome performance art trio, Slap! Many people commented that it was one of the most intense displays of passion they had ever seen. We truly put it all out there and blew people's minds... including the judges, May Rudolph, Megan Fox and Andy Samberg.
Check out the passion on display below
The group, Slap! was created by Ashley McGee and originally appeared in his short film about the failed performance art trio, Slap! (Check it out here: Slap! - Short film by Ashley McGee).
Ashley, then submitted the group for the reboot of The Gong Show. Slap! was accepted but unfortunately, the actor who had played Harry Witsworth in the film was unavailable. Ashley went looking for someone to fill in.
I heard that Ashley was looking for someone through a friend that I had done a comedy short with years previously (crazy how things work out). I watched the short film and I was in! I just had to send in my audition tape to see if I was the right fit; meaning, could I match the energy and intensity needed to melt faces through the power of Slap!
Here is the audition tape I sent to Ashley. This was filmed entirely in my driveway, in the morning, in full view of my neighbors and anyone driving by. Hope you enjoy!
Quick note: you may want to put a towel around your face so that it doesn't melt completely off.
The audition landed me the spot and the next stop was heading to Sony Studios in Culver City for one day of rehearsal, tech and blocking on The Gong Show stage and then taping the next day in front of a live studio audience.
This was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my life. I got to act like a complete fool on a huge stage in front of some comedy legends.
Big thanks to Geoff McClellan, Ashley McGee and James Harrington.
I hope you all enjoyed the show!