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Day 430 Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen – Phase 2 & Your Headshots

Happy New Year!

If you didn’t see my last video, I was able to achieve the primary goal of booking a job on TV at the end of the year! In case you missed it, here it is:

The show is a new show that has an NDA the length of my arm so I can’t say a bloody thing about it, but I promise I won’t shut up about it once I can. So now that I can unironically call myself “Television’s Curtis Andersen” again it’s time to move on to Phase 2 – getting on a genre show! What’s a genre show? Watch the new video to find out.

Also, to add a little actual advice to this blog after a long stretch of just me talking about myself and auditions, I talk a little bit about the importance of getting a good headshot – because I’ve seen a lot of BAD headshots lately.

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Happy New Year! Here’s what’s Coming Up!

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I am writing this in the last hour of January 1st, 2016. These last two months have been a whirlwind mostly focused on my quest to become a working actor again epitomized by the Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen series of videos on my YouTube Channel. Here’s the latest one from today:

And here are the links to the playlists for November and December, in case you want to catch up:

In addition, my friend Author Jeff Garvin and I are trying an experiment where we go through and read sections of our old high school journals. Yes, it’s exactly what you think:

Rene and I have big plans for this year! Keep your eye here for all the info!

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New Show On Its Way – Fireside Chats with Jeff Garvin & Curtis Andersen

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Jeff Garvin is one of my oldest friends. We went to junior high and high school together and even attended the same college for a couple years. We have seen each other at our best and at our worst. Jeff is embarking on a new part of his professional life with the release of his first novel in 2016, Symptoms of Being Human.

Since he’s working in young adult fiction we started talking about our old journals and all the crazy stuff we used to write in them.

Then we recorded ourselves talking about that stuff.

Then we decided to put it on YouTube.

Here’s the promo:

You can subscribe to my channel HERE and not miss a single episode!

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Changes Coming to Our On-Line Presence – SOON!

Rene and I have been making some changes over in our neck of the woods. Career changes, home changes, business changes – really the only things not changing are the animals.

Lazy bums.

Now there are other changes that are coming – new websites (I know I’ve been promising this for a while, now there will be a few more), new videos, all kinds of new things – but I’m also restructuring how some of the old social networking works.

Starting today, because a random Thursday is as good a day to do something as any other day, I’m going to start separating out what goes on which Facebook page. My personal Facebook page is going to get a lot more private, just family and actual friends. The Fan Page is going to start getting exclusive content – all the acting and production stuff.

So if you want a show schedule? It will be there.

Want to see pictures from the bobble head video I just shot? They’ll be there.

Want to latest updates about The Pom Pom Massacre or other production bits? Well, you should actually visit those pages, but the information will also be posted on the fan page.

I’ve tried this before, some of you may remember it, but I didn’t have any content to maintain it. Based on current events, content should no longer be an issue (Yay!).

See you next time!

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The House of Cards… No, not that one. The other one.

I knew it. I knew I recognized it but I was enjoying it so much that it completely blinded me to the memory of the original.

House of Cards, the new Netflix original series that I have been so excited about for the last week (And it is phenomenal. Seriously, I think everyone should watch it.) Is based on the same source material as the fantastic, although slightly dated, House of Cards (called The House of Cards in the Netflix cue) that was released in the 80’s by the BBC.

Both are similar, main character breaking the 4th wall to speak with the audience, and have the same general plots, spurned House whip getting revenge on the people who wronged him, but the styles of the shows are significantly different and there is the fact that the original takes place in England while the Netflix series takes place in the United States.

Here’s some info on the BBC series, in case you’re curious – The House of Cards.

Clearly the Netflix series is based on this series, of which there were three seasons, but they each have their own charm and both worth watching in their own right. Also, the stories do diverge, especially considering the ending of the original series in the UK, which is always nice. I’d hate to have a road map to the entire new series already laid out – talk about spoilers!

I have finally finished the Netflix version and want to discuss it! Maybe a G+ hangout? Mention in the comments if that would be something you’re into.

So good!

See you next time!

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Do I Look Italian?

So Rene and I are doing a new murder mystery show called “Speak Easy, Die Hard!” and I play three different characters. Two of them you’ve probably seen before either on my Instagram or Twitter feeds, but There is a brand new one – Tony Baggadonuts, the ’20’s gangster. I look a little something like this:

I assure you that the belly is padding.

As far as the 1920’s gangster stereotype goes, I’m not sure that my complexion quite matches up. What do you think?

If you’d like to see the show tickets are available at the Clever Productions website.

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New Year, New Show

It’s January and with the new year comes a new Murder Mystery! Rene and I start doing “Speak Easy, Die Hard!” this week and will be performing at Old Spaghetti Factory’s all over Southern California.

Dates are:

  • Thursday January 3, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Redlands
  • Friday January 11, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Newport Beach
  • Thursday January 17, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Fullerton
  • Sunday January 20, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Redlands
  • Friday January 25, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Riverside
  • Thursday January 31, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Fullerton
  • Friday February 1, 6pm at Old Spaghetti Factory Duarte
Tickets can be purchased online at: Clever Productions Inc.
Rene did this show in September with the owner of the company, but now I’ll be taking over as the male lead. It’s a great show with lots of laughs and a mystery that is worthy of the amateur sleuth.  And Rene gets to look like this:
So it’s a pretty good time!
Hope to see you there!

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Updates and Show Schedules

Labor Day Weekend was phenomenal and Rene and I kept very busy – so busy, in fact, that we neglected almost all of our social networks! Well, I did at least. Rene was a bit better about it. If you’ve visited her Twitter feed then you pretty much know all that has happened this weekend.

All that aside, there are shows coming up and what good is a blog if not for shameless self-promotion?

I’ll be doing Improv Shmimprov during September, but will be taking a bit of a hiatus for the rest of the year, so these next few shows will be your last chance to see me until 2013, assuming we all survive the coming zombie apocalypse that the Mayans predicted in 1984 with the coming of Nimbutu the 10th shadow planet.

Improv Shmimprov:

  • Saturday September 8th
  • Friday September 14th
  • Saturday September 22nd
  • Saturday September 29th
All shows are at 11pm at The Maverick Theater 110 E. Walnut Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 and cost $5 at the door. More information is available ImprovShmimprov.com where you can also get the Shmimprov app for your iPhone or Android or subscribe to the Shmimcast, the official podcast of Improv Shmimprov.
Rene is doing a new murder mystery show and shows start THIS WEEK!!

You can see her at the San Diego Old Spaghetti Factory by making reservations here: 619-233-4323

Here’s what she’ll look like:
And here’s the flyer with details for upcoming shows:
There are more show dates, I’ll post when I have them.
Talk to you soon!


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Wiggy Webs Goes Live!

That’s right, starting today Wiggy Webs is LIVE!

Above is the first of a long string of new content that will be released every week!

The current schedule is as follows:

  • Monday – Story Time with Ray – We’ll finish the alphabet and then Ray will share his words of wisdom with the children… although I don’t know that you’ll want your children watching.
  • Wednesday – 3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean – Curtis and Dean discuss a variety of topics for 3 minutes.  Not a complicated concept, as you see above, but the discussions get pretty good even though they get abruptly cut off!
  • Friday – Three Things with Rene – This show is coming later this month, but Rene is going to talk about three things she’s loving and three things she’s hating each week.

New shows will be added as we grow so don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

For now enjoy 3 Minutes with Curtis & Dean above and tell a friend!

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