Funny or Die SXSW Party at The Highball in Austin, Texas. Bowling and Karaoke!
Continuing my “Twilight Zone” theme from Monday (I still can’t believe that was just yesterday) I got a call from my agent in the afternoon saying I was requested for an audition. Luckily, the casting director was okay with me putting it on tape. So Abe and I cancelled our SXSW plans and spent the rest of the afternoon filming/editing the scenes. We worked straight through the evening – by 9pm we were starving and had a party to attend at The Highball.
This is probably the biggest audition I’ve ever had in my almost 30-year career. With 11 pages of emotional dialogue and crying (all read cold because I needed to be done before today) I am not expecting anything to come of it. But lemme tell y’all, if I get this part, it’d be beyond-my-wildest-dreams huge. I-will-give-a-reader-an-iPad2 huge.
I LOVE THIS PLACE. Not only is there karaoke, but bowling!
The party was hosted by Funny or Die, which Abe has contributed a few videos to.
I grabbed one of everything – Mushroom Pate Canape, Blue Cheese n Bacon Puff Pastry, Fried Veggie Egg Roll, Fried Basil Cream Cheese Wonton…
…Pork Satay with Pineapple Salsa and Cheese n Mushroom Quesadilla.
Doesn’t it look like pizza? I wound up getting seconds of both of those finger foods. For dessert – a Peanut Butter Brownie Bite, and an Oatmeal Cherry Cookie.
I went back for one of these guys too – it had been missing from the buffet before.
There was a really good DJ…
…but unfortunately we couldn’t stay because I had to get to my Q&A at The Long Center for Surrogate Valentine.
This isn’t our last screening at SXSW (we have one more on Saturday March 19th. It’s at 1:30pm, inside The Alamo Ritz.
But it was the last one I’m attending in Austin.
One more day of SXSW, press, and then we are off to San Francisco for the Closing Night of SFIAAFF! There are still some tickets available, so if you’re in the Bay Area make sure to get them now!