Jun 2012

all in the family

it took me several years, and more than a few false starts to finally get into SAG. i almost got in in…2003?…via a volkswagen ad (i lost out when they cast the younger version of the character first, and the actor had blue eyes), then again a few years later as part of the super bowl pre game show for on fox (this time, i lost out when eugene levy made them cast his friend’s kid in the role). finally, i snuck in thanks to my outrageously nice hands. as a hand model. for directv. yep, if you saw a directv commercial in 2008 or 2009, that was my hand holding the remote and/or a smartphone.

luckily, for my 8 month-old daughter, eleanor, the wait will be much, much shorter. eleanor just booked a spot for blue cross/blue shield of michigan. her first audition ever. in fairness, all she had to do was be a baby, and not be crying or weird in the audition and callback, which she did. so now, she’ll get in. which seems totally fair.

on the plus side, i get to ride her tiny coattails to local (michigan) stardom as her “daddy” in the spot.

and on the other (possible) plus side, mommy and her big brother are on avail for the same spot. so this could be a palatucci family grand slam...

DCM warmup show...

just announced…there will be a warmup show for the del close marathon at crashbar on sunday, june 24th (the weekend before the marathon). legendary* improv group squeeze is up in the 7pm hour, along with gay moon and stapler. just a heads up that joe saunders will be performing with both squeeze and gay moon. so, you know, be careful. he’s kind of a jerk.


2012 del close marathon

hey fans! i’ll be performing improv with famed* improv group squeeze at this year’s del close marathon, june 29-july 1 in new york city! this is our second year at the marathon. our slot is at 4pm on saturday, june 30 at the hudson guild theater. be sure to visit delclosemarathon.com for ticket info.

*we’re not really famed. we’re mildly notable.

10th annual la improv comedy fest

the festivals keep coming! i’ll be performing with noted improv troupe* squeeze at the del close theater in hollywood, at the 10th annual la improv comedy festival at io west.

tickets available here.

lots of great shows to see, including the return of rodney dangerfield, who’s corpse will be reanimated via science for a hilarious midnight set!

*not really that noted. also, i hate the term “improv troupe”.