All the World’s a Stooge

Curly update. Everybody, and I mean everybody in comedy has been seen for the parts of Moe, Larry and Curly in the Farrelly Brother’s Three Stooges movie….And I’m still in the mix!

Tomorrow at 3:15 PST, I’ll be meeting with Bobby and Peter Farrelly a second time about the part of Curly. I’ve had two work sessions with screenwriter and Stooge expert Mike Cerrone, and I think my impression has evolved by leaps and bounds.

Curly fans will note in my previous online audition that I had not perfected Curly’s mannerisms and hand movements, and that not every expression on my face matched a Curly Howard “look”.  My voice also remained in falsetto a majority of the time which does not reflect his lower register.

After professional training and even more intense screen study, I’m sure that my reading for the part of Curly will be my best work in the role, yet. After that, it will be in the hands of the Farrelly Brothers and 20th Century Fox. I’ve been working on my impression of Curly since working with the Farrellys on The Ringer, and even if I’m not hired, it’s been a blast to watch The Three Stooges and call it “work”. I’ve had some of the funnest times I’ve ever spent researching a role.

Starting with a New Years Day Stooge marathon with my friend Joe Weber, with whom I bonded over the Stooges. Then stacks of DVDs and VCR tapes of Curly highlights sent to me by the Farrelly Brothers, including my Dad’s 48 hours of Stooge marathon footage.  Then meeting and discussing Curly with other fans of the Stooges, and making sure to capture the personality of one of America’s most beloved clowns.

My friend Paul Wojciak donated his professional skills to edit my first audition tape.  He did such a top notch job with it! So many great friends like you helped spread the word. If this happens, it’s because so many people have believed in me.  And if it doesn’t I’ll still know how loved and appreciated I am and I hope you know how much that means to me.

It’s never too late to show your support for the Bill Chott for Curly Campaign.  Click HERE to find out how!

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Bill Chott is currently appearing in Marshall's Miracle, a family film about a courageous dog who survived hardships to triumph as a therapy dog. For five years he was on the Emmy-Winning Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Originally from St. Louis Missouri, he is a member of his high school's Hall of Fame, a Broadway Award winner for his work in I Love Lucy Live on on Stage, and the winner of the INNY awards for Best Improv Coach. He attended Central Methodist University and trained in Improvisation at The Second City. There he worked with such comedy powerhouses as Tina Fey, Steve Carrel, Stephen Colbert among many others. Bill starred on The Dana Carvey Show, does cartoon voices on PBS, Saturday Night Live and in film, he appeared in Galaxy Quest, Dude Where's My Car, and he was a lead role as Thomas, the Special Olympian who brings home the bronze in the Farrelly Bros. film The Ringer.

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