Friday, July 22, 2011

Oprah Story

I read Splitsider a lot. You should, too! If you like comedy! I do! Here's a story from Rob Riggle about writing down that he was going to get on SNL.

I wrote down in this book, and to me at the time, quitting flight school was so hard for me, again I’d never quit anything in my life, it wasn’t sitting well with me to quit, so if I’m going to quit, it has to count. The first thing I wrote down in this book was that I’m going to get on Saturday Night Live. I wrote that down in 1994, in September of 1994’. Then in September of 2004, ten years later, I got on Saturday Night Live. It was almost to the day that I had written that down. And it took ten years. When I wrote that, I was a First Lieutenant living in Corpus Christi, TX, who had never done anything on stage aside from in college, and had never done any comedy on stage, and I just thought I’m gonna find a way, and then ten years later it happened. So that’s my Oprah story.
The same thing happened to me! On a much smaller scale. I went to my first show at IA in June of 2001. I knew that's what I wanted to do with my life and that I wanted to be on that stage. Now, here I am. 10 years later (it's 2011) and I'm on the mainstage. Kind of. In a way. I mean, I'm an understudy. But regardless, I'm doing shows! And I'm making my dreams come true!

I'm going to go back to being a miserable and ungrateful now. Thank you very much.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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