Every beginning comedy book will give you a test to determine if you are funny. No quiz will ever tell you if you can or will be a comedian. Everyone has the capacity to be funny. Most of these tests, that determine if you’re funny, are vague and read like a poorly constructed horoscope that could apply to anyone. What you answer to each question will only tell you if you’re more likely to be a comic.
Most of the time these quizzes look for dysfunction in your family. When they find that dysfunction, or signs of psychological distress, the quiz usually declares you’re fit to be a comic. Then, after hearing what you want to hear in the first page of the first chapter, you throw down your money and buy that book.
All the quiz really tells you is do you fit the profile of the average comedian. Do you have enough problems to make jokes out of. The big problem with the question... [Read Entire Article]
Matthew Broderick was born on March 21st, 1962 in Greenwich Village, NY. Today he is best known as an American award-winning film and stage actor best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Biloxi Blues and WarGames. He is currently ranked #28 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars of All Time.
Broderick was the son of Patricia, a playwright, actress and James Broderick, an actor and a painter. His mother was Jewish; his father was a Catholic of Irish descent. Broderick attended grade school at the City and Country School, a progressive K–8 school in Manhattan. However, he moved on to Walden School, a now defunct private school in Manhattan that had a strong drama program. Broderick didn’t originally pursue acting, until he was sidelined from his pursuits in football and soccer by a knee injury.
Boderick’s first major acting role came in a ro... [Read Entire Bio]