Yes But Why ep 167 Top Disney author Chris Lucas has been keeping audiences engaged and laughing for over 30 years!
This week’s Yes But Why episode features actor, author, and Disney enthusiast, Chris Lucas.
Chris is a lifelong fan of all things Disney. His admiration for Walt led Chris to create a one person show about Disney called “Of Mouse and Man,” and to write the book, “Top Disney: 100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond.”
Chris has also written two other books, “Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story”, the critically acclaimed book about his father, and “The Guide to Writing Letters to Celebrities: The secrets to getting in touch with your favorite stars.” Also a professional actor for over thirty years, Chris has been seen on the big screen and in television shows in supporting, recurring and featured roles.
In this episode, Chris talks to Amy about learning comedy rhythm from cartoons. Chris shares the story of his first acting gig in 9th grade – on Broadway! Chris shares how a sketch writing gig at Gotham City Improv landed him an associate writer job on Saturday Night Live (yes, that is him with Adam Sandler in 1993 and then again in 2018).
Chris talks about vaudeville, writing advice, and opening for Lisa Lampanelli. Tune in! This guy has had a lot of adventures!
Support Chris Lucas by buying one of his books! And checking out the Top Disney blog where he updates his Disney obsession!
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(production notes: recorded with Callbox app, 5/8/19, edited)