So Do You Want To Watch My TV Acting Debut?

escortingHappy Sunday, Modern Philosophers!

As you know, I made my TV acting debut on The Nite Show With Danny Cashman last night, appearing in a sketch that I wrote for the show.

As you can see from this photo, I was escorted off the set after the sketch.  I’m pretty sure that was in the script, but then again, it might have been done as a reaction to my acting skills (or lack thereof)…

Danny was nice enough to make the sketch available to share, so here it is for your viewing pleasure, Modern Philosophers.

The sketch was supposed to end with another audience member asking Danny: “So do I still get to play poker with Stephen King after the show?”, but Danny decided to cut the line because it would have been too complicated to plant another actor in the audience, mic him, and get a camera out there for coverage.

I think the sketch is still funny, but it would’ve been hilarious if that line had been used.  How can you go wrong with mentioning Stephen King in a sketch?

Let me add a quick shout out to Dave Forbes Brown and Joy Sinclair, who also appeared in the sketch as the lovely, lobster craving couple.

Let me know what you think.  Enjoy!


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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45 Responses to So Do You Want To Watch My TV Acting Debut?

  1. Timbo…you gonna’ whack Jimmy Fallon? That was pretty good. Good job.

  2. Sister Madly says:

    That was awesome! 😀

  3. D. Parker says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable Timbo…Please don’t do anything to Jimmy Fallon or Jon Stewart. 😉 Can’t wait for more. 🙂

  4. floridaborne says:

    You have potential. I think Timbo should be a regular. After all, the older people in the audience probably wrote nasty letters to the Nite show complaining about the terrible treatment given to a man eager and willing to do the job and insisting that he keep it. 🙂

    • Austin says:

      Someone came up to me after the show and told me he hoped I really didn’t get fired. 🙂

      Feel free to tweet to @TheNiteShowME that Timbo should come back for moe!

  5. quiall says:

    I am soo pleased I got to see that! and yes I did laugh! “What a Man!” I’m still watching, I like the show.

  6. markbialczak says:

    Good job writing and acting, Austin. You are a two-tool TV guy! I am impressed, my friend.

  7. Timbo, how about some lobsters and free tickets over here? Good job on your acting debut. Your character was frightening–in a stalker, hacker, slightly psycho, kind of way.

  8. ksbeth says:

    that was great, austin. you seem very natural and funny. )

  9. Good job. You were natural,and any nervousness was part of the character.

  10. jaypochapin says:

    As a fan of some duration, I feel I already know what you “write” like, but I was curious to hear what you “sound” like. Gratifyingly, you sound good and “neutral”, which is to say I didn’t hear any pronounced New England or New York accent. I was worried about that.

    Also, you look relatively ageless; mind you, maybe a little long in the tooth to be a traditional intern, but again, neither your accent nor your appearance betray you, which is important if you’re going to act as well as write.

    The sketch meanwhile, comes across as both credible and amusing. I give it four stars easy; a delightful bit of fluff, aimed at the heart more than at the head. Keep at it!

    As “Timbo” gains some self-confidence, I trust his exploits may become more daring and delightfully entertaining. I believe I detect some traces of Calvert DeForest/Larry “Bud” Melman here! LOL

    Seriously, huzzahs and kudos to you for branching out in your talent!


    • Austin says:

      Thanks, Jay. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Feel free to tweet some of these thoughts to the show @TheNiteShowME. It might help push Danny to allow me to act again. 🙂

  11. susielindau says:

    Ha! Great job Timbo! I thought your acting debut was fantastic! Danny stumbled, but you were ON!

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  13. You’ve never been live on the show before? Hard to believe, Tim-BO! 🙂

  14. rowanaliya says:

    Nicely done. Too bad you got yourself fired!

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