I’m a Foreigner, not a Stooge!

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I was up for the part of “Curly” in the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie. It’s mentioned in an article on Split Sider. You can read all about it HERE.

The film opened last weekend to mixed reviews as can be expected. I have not seen it yet because I’m in Fayette, MO where there is no movie theater nearby. But I hear from some friends that it’s actually a funny movie. And I’m glad to hear anything that keeps The Farrelly Brothers churning out new Nyuks.

Why oh Why am I in Fayette, MO? I just completed a four day run of a play called The Foreigner. The Sedalia Democrat wrote a nice article about it. The play was at Central Methodist University’s “Little Theater”, the same place that I performed plays throughout college.

The cast included: Jordan Brennan (senior, Marshall) as Froggy LeSeuer; Shamika Pegue (junior, Kansas City) as Betty Meeks; Jeff Byous (sophomore, Peculiar) as Rev. David Lee; Kate Kellner (sophomore, Strafford) as Catherine Simms; Josh Kirby (senior, Armstrong) as Owen Musser; and Dakota Gladbach (junior, Brookfield) as Ellard Simms. The understudy for Charlie was Roger Weaver (sophomore, Overland Park, Kan.) The students did a GREAT job, and made me feel so welcome that I felt like I was going back to school at CMU again.

It was a really fun show, and I’m so glad I was able to make it out here to be a part of the show. The audiences were AMAZING. I played Charlie Baker (No, that’s not a code. That’s his name!) It was great to work with the cast and crew at CMU’s Little Theatre. And I’d really like to thank Mark Kelty for asking me to be a part of it. Mark did a fantasitc job of directing the show. I plan to have some pictures of the show up soon. I’m looking forward to seeing how we looked. I was onstage for most of the show and so I didn’t have a chance to pop out and catch any of the action when I wasn’t in a scene. But below is a picture that was taken by a student in the dining hall where we did some spontaneous theater. We performed a scene from the play where Charlie tells a story in a language that he’s making up on the fly.


Have you ever seen The Foreigner? I know it’s performed a lot, and Matthew Broderick played Charlie recently off Broadway. I’d be interested in hearing people’s favorite lines, or interesting performances that you’ve seen.


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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.

2 thoughts on “I’m a Foreigner, not a Stooge!

  1. Holy Cow! I love “The Foreigner”! I’ve done it twice. Both times as Owen Musser! What a great fun script!!!! Charlie is a great part! Good job Bill Chott!

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