Monday’s blog was such a comprehensive diatribe on the pitfalls and borderline corruption permeating stand up comedy that today I am happy to take a break from long-windedness. In today’s post I am sharing a video that my buddy, sometimes road companion and baseball fan Joe Pontillo made. I play Mark Teixera, who I don’t really resemble, but the keys to the part were that the person be equal parts apathetic and mean. When my agent got the call for the role I asked how much it paid and after some very tense negotiations I agreed to a one-way train ticket to Valley Stream on the Long Island RR. Not to brag about my acting ability, but in the sketch (which is for comedy fans who like baseball) I am actually wearing a Robinson Cano jersey, but because of my Meisner technique I was able to channel the spirit of Mark Teixera and make the audience forget I was in a Cano jersey. Also, one last note, realizing that Teixera has a horse’s mouth I borrowed a comedy technique Jim Carrey utilized to play Vera De Milo on In Living Color in the 1990s, known as the “horse laugh.” I hope you enjoy the sketch and the finely honed instrument that is my acting craft.