Fans of the Jon Klassen style of deadpan
humour will probably love it.
Of course it did help that he broke his deadpan
delivery for a moment and did his skit on the Duck Sauce song Barbara Streisand.
He was talked into accepting the role after being convinced by the filmmakers that his dry, deadpan
delivery was exactly what was needed to make the spoof work.
A bus trip to Michoacan, Mexico, with his estranged father dredges up harrowing memories of a gay boyhood that occasionally verge on the deadpan
(Grandpa enjoys torturing cats; adults rely on a Ouija board for guidance) but never dip into the circuslike tone of Running With Scissors.
And the pair of painted Styrofoam "leaping legs" that hung in the middle of the main room were a sort of deadpan
version of the artist's many fantastical, often spectacularly dismembered life-size figures.
Elias had never been in a band before, but her deadpan
Kim Dealesque drone and solid bass lines disguised any lack of stage experience.
Swift's "Modest Proposal," and the deadpan
satire of The Onion is already broad enough to be valueless.
His trademark is a deadpan
expression and, in his younger days, Jack Dee had plenty to be down in the mouth about.
His bug-eyed, deadpan
visage and strangulated, French-accented whine conveyed a feeling of dangerousness, used to striking effect in such films as "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon.
The best of the columnists in this collection writing today tend to think small rather than in the grand Lippmannian manner: Art Buchwald, Russell Baker, and Molly Ivins working in a deadpan
comic style; Jimmy Breslin and Murray Kempton hanging out around the police precinct and criminal-courts building; Ellen Goodman in casual conversation at the dinner table.
He wears a deadpan
expression as he stands before the opposing army, completely alone and says "dang.
, comic genius, they're all words or phrases used to describe Rich Hall, who is playing live at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield on Sunday, March 16.
In a nutshell: Over-the-top antics kept earthbound by drolly deadpan
humour, straight ahead jabs to the reader, and intimate little double--takes, "A Professor's Unforgettables" reads as smooth as corn silk.
It's a role that suits Steve Carell's deadpan
, sad-sack persona to a tee, and the gay twist offers a few moments of comic genius, especially with Arkin.