Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Round Up Time with...Ben Diserens

Name: Ben Diserens

Hometown: Burlingame, CA

Who do you play in Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man?: Peachum, Jay Gatsby, Dick Cheney, George Washington

Tell us about Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man: I think I could tell you about it in three words.

Describe Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man in 3 words: See. This. Show.

Which company member is most likely to be a Wild West Outlaw?:
Probably me. I'm from California after all. Where there is a warrant out for my arrest. Vespa laws are destroying this country.

Most likely to achieve the American Dream and/or be rolling in the dough?: Tom Sanchez has worked in a bakery and has admitted to rolling in dough on several occasions despite warnings from the Department of Health

Most likely to become a future famous pop culture icon?: Cory Asinofsky will be the next great rap artist.

Most likely to multiple personality disorder (as a result of this show)?: I think our director Charlie Polinger is hearing voices in his head, but I don't think it's at all related to this show.

Who’s the fastest gun slinger?: We were given plastic guns on the first day of rehearsal. I sat on mine and broke it on Day 3. So it's not me.

Who’s the best singer?: Anthony Merchant sings a song in the voice of Richard Nixon. You won't see that on "The Voice" (Mondays at 8/7c only on NBC)

Who’s the most offensive?: Sarah Daniels has a mouth like a drunk sailor on shore leave.

If you could grab a beer with one pop culture icon from Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man, who would it be?: I'd crush a couple tasty brews with Ayn Rand. She was a fox.

What pop culture icon do you think should’ve made an appearance in Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man?: Carly Rae Jepsen

Why should we come see Little Mac, Little Mac, You’re the Very Man?: It's honestly one of the funniest shows I've ever worked on. James and Sean Patrick have written a fantastic script and Charlie is putting it all together brilliantly. Plus, you'll get to see me try to seduce Richard Nixon. And, at the end of the day, isn't that why we do theater?

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