11/4/12

My Year As A Theme Park Correspondent

I'm thinking of a quote. It's very lofty and intellectual-from a movie called Tommy Boy. It goes, "Let me tell you why I suck as a salesman."

Except replace "salesman" with "theme park correspondent".

For a year, from July 2011 to August 2012, I wrote, directed and edited for a local theme park TV show in Orlando, Florida. Every once in a while, I had to fill in for one of our professional hosts.

Have you ever wondered, "Can Audrey apply her own makeup, do her own hair, or act like a normal human being for any decent stretch of time?" Stop wondering. The video evidence is here. And the answer is no...but I sure had fun trying.

And I know...we're all our own worst critics. I'm sort of half joking about thinking I'm the worst. Performance sometimes comes naturally to me, I just don't see myself as a leading lady, main host type. Maybe I would've felt better if I had hair and makeup people. I consider myself more of the best friend/sidekick/character actor/ugly-herself-up-for-a-joke-on-SNL archetype.

If you've ever had to sit through watching yourself on video, you understand the auto-cringe function in my brain. I'm actually super proud of the year on this gig and wouldn't change it for the world.

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