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  • I'm here in Killian's workshop in Hollywood.

  • This is Killian.

  • You have been training people for a number of years.

  • In the art, the craft of commercial work.

  • Yes!

  • I've been doing it for about nine years, teaching people how to book commercials and to audition properly.

  • I feel I could learn.

  • Yes!

  • and I feel my late night career has held me back on the commercial work.

  • I would agree.

  • What I would like to do now is on the weekends,

  • Uhm

  • I have kids and a wife, but you know, there's friction there so maybe on the weekends I could book commercials?

  • Yeah, exactly. Yes!

  • Let's just see one and see what you do.

  • What’s your name?

  • My name is Conan O'Brien.

  • And action!

  • OK.

  • I have a question about seafood.

  • About shrimp.

  • If you say, 21 shrimp,

  • Is it 21 shrimp

  • or 21 shrimps?

  • I got to know because there is this great-tasting dinner deal going on at the international house of pancakes.

  • Delicious deep sea dinner deal.

  • What if I I’m going to decide to have the fish and shrimp deal?

  • Do I say fish and shrimp?

  • Or fish and shrimp..s?

  • So how you feel?

  • Not great.

  • I'd agree.

  • You would agree?

  • I’d agree.

  • Alright!

  • I mean it wasn't bad-bad.

  • Wow! Ah, okay.

  • I thought I’d say that I didn’t feel great

  • And I thought you were going to say don't be crazy, that was great.

  • That's correct.

  • I'm not saying that.

  • Be honest with me.

  • What was wrong?

  • Not that there was anything wrong.

  • It just wasn't right.

  • You know what I’m saying?

  • So like

  • You look up wrong in the dictionary, it says not right.

  • But when I saw it is not so.

  • Ah... Not really.

  • What’s your name?

  • I'm like a cat that’s ready to pounce.

  • See now theyve recorded that and another client hears that.

  • Clients just heard that I'm an incredibly eager coiled feline.

  • That’s okay.I don't mind the client hearing that.

  • I'm going to cut at this moment.

  • I’m gonna relate.

  • Okay.

  • What's your name?

  • Captain who is ready to spring, Conan O'Brien.

  • And action!

  • I got this question about seafood.

  • About shrimp.

  • If it says 21 shrimp is it 21 shrimp or 21 shrimps?

  • I got to know because there is this great-tasting dinner deal going on right now at the international house of pancakes.

  • So why would the international house of pancakes say that they will have a shrimp deal?

  • Can I cut?

  • What?

  • It’s too much hands.

  • Awkward when it comes to commercials.

  • What's wrong with me using my hands?

  • I'm not saying be robot guy.

  • But if you take that energy and bring it into your body -- ready?

  • Yeah!

  • Youre gonna do a turn?

  • Yah, I'm going to do a turn.

  • We can try that.

  • We don't really do that in commercial auditions.

  • Let’s see what happens for you.

  • You know what, can I make one suggestion to you?

  • Start trying stuff.

  • OK?

  • I have a question about seafood shrimp.

  • If I say 21 shrimp,

  • Is it 21 shrimp or 21 shrimps?

  • I got to know because there is this great-tasting dinner deal going on right now at the international house of pancakes.

  • I need to know!

  • Ohh, I was trying to go fast.

  • I saw.

  • To make room for the pause that I took.

  • How did that work?

  • Well, you know how it work,

  • So youre asking how that work?

  • It’s a dick move!

  • So, we both know that didn’t go well.

  • Please help me.

  • Okay!

  • So now let’s get to work!

  • What is really going on in the scene?

  • Someone is wondering, is it shrimp or shrimps.

  • That’s right! And why is that important in his life?

  • I guess he has a neurological disorder.

  • Or?

  • Like an Obsessive-Compulsive

  • Or?

  • It's such a great deal he doesn't want it to get it wrong.

  • Does that work with you a lot like the or?

  • Just saying theoremphasizes other points of view.

  • It could be all those negative things.

  • Or?

  • It's annoying.

  • OK.I have a question about seafood and shrimp.

  • If you say 21 shrimp, is it 21 shrimp or 21 shrimps?

  • I got to know cozthere is this great-tasting dinner going on at the international house of pancakes of delicious deep sea dinner deal,with 21 cycle of shrimp or is It shrimps?

  • Ugh!

  • Whichever!

  • They also have another tasty deal, a fish and shrimp dinner,with Lots of fish or lots of shrimp or shrimps.

  • Ugh!

  • Pain getting worse!

  • What if I’m going to decide to have the fish and shrimp deal?

  • Do I say fish and shrimp or fish and shrimps?

  • And I can't satisfy my wife or hold a job!

  • Urgh!

  • Irritated to kill me!

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • What’s your name?

  • You know my name.

  • Were moving on to the next phase.

  • What is this called?

  • It’s called the bite and smile.

  • Okay!

  • So, you bite into it and you smile.

  • Yes!

  • Okay!

  • And the line is wow, Greg, this burger is amazing.

  • Wow, Greg?

  • Who is Greg?

  • Greg is whoever you want it to be in the scene.

  • Okay, but not my male lover?

  • Well, you can have any back story you’d like.

  • What if I’m someone who just recently discovered he was gay, realized he was gay and I now I’m with Greg

  • and he’s completely changed my life just maybe of this burger and I’m biting into it and it stands for a life

  • A bite of Greg?

  • Yes, in a sense.

  • Last night, I took a bite of Greg

  • It shouldn't matter what my relationship to Greg is.

  • It really shouldn’t.

  • In life it shouldn't.

  • No!...No!

  • I agree with you!

  • Yeah, action!

  • Okay action and Greg’s my lover.

  • When you tell the audience what's happening that's called indicating.

  • But let them know exactly what is going on.

  • I never took an acting class, but I would think it would be hello -- when I'm watching a movie I would appreciate it if a character came out and said "hello, I'm evil.”

  • Well, well, well.

  • That would help.

  • They don't do that.

  • They don't do that enough because that's called indicating because most people can figure out who the evil one is.

  • That's part of the fun and mystery of going to the movies.

  • Well, you use your turn signals, you avoid an accident.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Bite into it. Greg is my lover.

  • We had sex last night.

  • Well, that’s my backstory.

  • Now I'm a new man.

  • Have not called the wife yet.

  • Still have the wedding ring.

  • I noticed that.

  • But I'm going to call her.

  • Now I'm with Greg,

  • And I had sex with Greg.

  • AndAction.

  • I love Greg.

  • Mmm.

  • That's a really great burger, Greg.

  • Cut.

  • We want to have the eyes up.

  • We didn't really see the eyes as you bit.

  • They were closed.

  • I'll try to open my eyes.

  • Okay, it's not me, it's the client.

  • So the client was

  • That's what the Germans said.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • The client wants it, the client will get it!

  • If the camera can't see your eyes, the camera can't see the story.

  • Right.

  • So the eyes tell the story.

  • I'm a little insecure.

  • You've got nice eyes.

  • I have beady little creepy

  • Well, when you do that

  • Creepy.

  • Burger, burger.

  • There’s a lot of

  • I look like a rat right now.

  • Look!

  • Yes, so were trying to avoid that.

  • OK, let's do this again.

  • Okay!

  • And, action!

  • Great burger, Greg.

  • Yeah, that was it!

  • Do you mind if I -- I brought along a few hats and that might help me.

  • Bobby on the beat.

  • Greg's his partner maybe this time.

  • Greg’s his partner,

  • they ride around in the squad car together.

  • And

  • And that's where we end it?

  • Had sex last night.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • Let's try it.

  • Okay!

  • Ready, action.

  • Eyes up, eyes up, eyes up.

  • [in Irish accent]

  • Oh, that's quite a burger here, Greg.

  • Nyee ha ha

  • Not to you some, Greg.

  • That’s one fine burger

  • Hey, Greg! This is a great burger!

  • Ha ha

  • Glad you're my lover.

  • [LAUGHTER]

  • OK, clearly I'm in a vehicle.

  • Yes, so car commercials are huge.

  • Theyre money makers for actors.

  • Teach me how to get a car commercial.

  • So, I'm going to narrate from behind camera,the scenarios and then youre going to act them.

  • Okay!

  • And, action!

  • And youre driving along, driving along, all of a sudden storm clouds show up.

  • And it's raining, like Katrina rain.

  • You are driving along, driving along and all of a sudden this newspaper flies in your windshield.

  • And then, cut there!

  • You look nervous when all these storms are happening.

  • Yeah!

  • Yeah

  • So you said Katrina?

  • Right!

  • So you said Katrina is coming.

  • That’s right!

  • And you don't want me to look nervous?

  • So, what kind of car are you driving?

  • A car that no hurricane, even the strongest hurricane recorded in the last 50 years, can disturb this car.

  • That's right.

  • That’s how amazing this car is.

  • Because the real, what we're really selling is not a car.

  • Were selling safety and security.

  • I see.

  • Okay, so no matter what happens

  • Yes!

  • Right now I'm driving the ford delusion.

  • Driving, driving

  • And now the storm shows up.