Watch a high school performance of any Shakespearean play and you’ll witness some overact—uhm, how can I put this nicely… high-energy, creative acting. Yes, those young thespians leave no emotion unexplored. But nowhere is the scenery chewed up quite as hungrily as it is at an awards ceremony, where actors clamber up onto the stage, dressed in all their finery, and deliver a speech they’ve been honing in front of a mirror since they were three.
With about a thousand of these shows assaulting our TV sets annually, it comes as no surprise that an enterprising drama teacher is cashing in by starting the Emmy Speech Master Class.
“My acting master class is dedicated to the most important performance of an actor’s career: the Emmy Awards acceptance speech,” says the teacher, Ja,n. (Yes, Ja,n.)
Ja,n stands for Just Act, Naturally, and this practitioner of the overacting arts herself is portrayed by actress Parker Posey. That’s right: This is a funny and cutting parody of awards ceremonies, perfectly timed for the Emmys, which are this Sunday. It’s about time this cult of celebrity became forcefully—and humorously—mocked.
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A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
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A: A mechanic.