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    RockSteadyVybes is offline Senior Member
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    Hollywood: Charna Halpern


    So I'm reading this book called The Chris Farley Show, which is a biography of his life done by Tanner Colby and his brother Tom Farley, Jr. And who is quoted in Chapter 4 but Charna!

    Chris studied with her at ImprovOlympic before he made it to Second City. This is the same place where she taught people like Mike Myers, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Andy Richter, etc. Here's an excerpt of the book, typed by meeee. (You can check the book out here! A must have if you're a Farley fan).

    Charna:
    "One night after a couple of weeks, Chris came up to me with Pat Finn and said, "Let me go on stage! Let me play tonight!"
    "You?" I said. "God, no. You're definitely not ready."
    He started getting violent. He was banging his fists on the wall above me, like, "Let me go! Let me go on stage! I'll be great! You'll see!"
    "I'll tell you when you're ready to be on stage," I said.
    He was just not hearing it. After a good seven minutes of his badgering, I finally got fed up myself. I said, "All right, I'll tell you what. You can go on stage and play tonight, but if you're bad you will never get on my stage again. Do you wanna take that chance?"
    Before I even finished my sentence, he was bounding out into the room to tell the guys he was going on. Everyone was looking at me like, "Are you crazy?" But he got up there and was absolutely hilarious.
    The good thing about it was that when he got back to class, he started to calm down. Once I'd let him go on stage, he'd lost that need to prove something. From then on he was really willing to learn and get better.
    ----

    She's quoted throughout this chapter (Ch. 4). I searched for her further on the interweb and actually found her blog, as well, talking about The Real World and her experience on it. Not sure if anyone else posted it before, but here it is: Charna

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    RockSteadyVybes is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    This blog post in particular is interesting: Charna Blog Archive What I went through on The Real World

    Sorry if this has been posted before!

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    When I met the cast, I discovered they weren’t aspiring actors at all-only aspiring celebrities. There is a big difference. One wants to do the work and get good and one just wants to party. My group was the latter.
    This is just classic!

    Thanks RSV. Great read.

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    Quote Originally Posted by RockSteadyVybes View Post
    This blog post in particular is interesting: Charna Blog Archive What I went through on The Real World

    Sorry if this has been posted before!
    Thanks RSV!

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    One girl talked about how she ate Popeyes chicken and now her poop was weird. It suddenly dawned on me that this could be VERY BAD for IO.
    Hahaha....

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    I really like Charna. She seems like such a great freakin' person. Nice read RockSteady.

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    RockSteadyVybes is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    This is just classic!

    Thanks RSV. Great read.
    hahaha I liked that part too, B.

    But it's true...improv is a weird thing to be forced into, yanno?

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    That was a great find!! I <3 Charna.

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    One girl talked about how she ate Popeyes chicken and now her poop was weird. It suddenly dawned on me that this could be VERY BAD for IO.
    Um, yeah lol. I hate to say it but I think we all know there's only one of those girls that would tell that story! (tsk tsk Bri )

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    Re: Hollywood: Charna Halpern

    Great read. I love Charna. It was interesting to hear her point of view.

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