Welcome back to “On the Spot-Light,” where I’m taking a closer look at the talented cast of On the Spot. (To learn more about this unique cabaret-improv comedy hybrid show, click here, and check out the first interview with cast member Meg Reilly.)
Next up in the spotlight, he is a playwright, improv comedian, and actor with an affinity for Shakespeare. He was also a semi-finalist in Bravo Television’s reality competition Situation: Comedy. Say hello to Chris Catalano!
How did you first get into improv?
In high school, my drama teacher started an after-school improv club. I haven’t stopped practicing and performing since.
Pick 3 comedians that best sum up your personal comedy style.
Albert Brooks, Mitch Hedberg, Anthony Jeselnik
How did you get involved with On the Spot?
After having left my troupe of 6 years, I started performing with Eight Is Never Enough, where I met all of the On The Spot crew.
What is your most embarrassing improv disaster?
Nothing prepares you for when your scene partner sharts while onstage with you.
Have you ever had a sketch or character created in On the Spot that you wanted to expand into more sketches or its own full-length musical?
Every character I create already has its own full length musical and backstory lurking somewhere in my head.
What are you currently binge watching?
Years of improv has left my attention span in a shattered mess. Binge watching is about the hardest thing in the world for me. That being said, if Marvel makes it, I could be convinced to give it a few hours.
Louis C.K. or Amy Schumer?
Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel?
Favorite Saturday Night Live Cast Member, Past or Present
Kill, Marry, F—: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump
I would do all of those things to myself before doing anyone of them to any one of them.
Stay tuned this week for more “On The Spot-Lights”, and you can see On the Spot on Monday nights at the Broadway Comedy Club. Click here to check out their full schedule, watch video clips, and buy tickets for their upcoming shows!
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