While taking Barry Neal’s class I was told the one thing that made comics stand out was their persona. Though, never during that class, was I given an exact explanation what persona was. I simply knew it was why some comedians were unique and some sounded like they were reading from a joke book. It was the difference between the Catskills style of comedy and the kind of stand-up comedy that is accepted today.
As time went on, I realized that there were some jokes that, when I listened to them, I could hear how different comics would deliver them with their own unique voice. I knew where Rita Rudner would pause. I knew how Jerry Seinfeld would lead off with “Who are these people,” and I knew how Rodney Dangerfield would break a commentary about how he doesn’t get any respect.
I was onto something with persona, but I still wasn’t exactly sure what it was. So I went to the d... [Read Entire Article]
Posted February 0, 2008 by Shayne Michael under Acting
David Wayne Spade was born in Birmingham, Michigan on July 22nd, 1964 to Judith and Wayne Spade. Today he is best known as an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated American actor, comedian, television star who first became famous as a cast member on Saturday Night Live during a major cast overhaul in 1986. Spade was also famous for his own sitcom Just Shoot Me which aired on NBC and for appearing on the ABC sitcom Eight Rules for dating my Teenage Daughter after the death of comic actor John Ritter.
Spade was the youngest of three sons. His mother was a writer and magazine editor; his father was a sales representative. His father moved Spade’s family to Scottsdale, Arizona when Spade was only four years old. However, he abandoned his family not long afterwards. Spade's mother would remarry only to commit suicide in 1981 when Spade was only 17 years old.
Spade graduated... [Read Entire Bio]