Joel Boyd, the talented teenage actor in the Holiday Show “Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer” talks about comedy.
Do you prefer a comedy over a drama? Absolutely. It’s more fun and although there is analytical thinking involved with both styles of theatre, I feel that comedy provokes more happiness. Comedies cheer you up and laughter for me is always better than tears.
What is the toughest thing about doing comedy? The basic element of getting the audience to laugh. I’ve gotten to a point now where I’ve trained my brain to always look for the funny.
What is your ultimate goal with comedy? I’d love to perform stand-up comedy all around the country. It’s such a cool way to express yourself. The business is demanding so I know that it’s the kind of thing that you’re either in or you’re out – there is no in between if you’re serious about it.
What do you like about performing in Rudolph? I love that everyone involved is a professional comedian on some level. I love the freedom to keep searching for more jokes in the play and trying new things with improvisation. I was cast as Rudolph last year and the biggest difference this year is that it all seems so much more fast paced because most of us have done this already. It’s fun to go back to all those great moments that were shared with the actors from last year, but it’s also fun to experience them with the new actors too.
RUDOLPH THE PISSED-OFF REINDEER DEC 3-19th details/ticket info can be found at www.alchemisttheatre.com