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  • Writer's pictureThe Black Nightingale

The theatrical uses of a mop...

I used to be on stage with Second City Detroit (back when that was a thing).

One thing that Detroit did better than any of the other Second City's (in my opinion) was making "low-budget" into great fun.

For instance, one of the actors I was with did this hilarious take on Al Sharpton by plopping a mop on his head. Yes. A mop. One that was literally used on the floor the day before.

When the same actor was hired to go to Second City Chicago, and he did that character, they bought him a wig. Did the wig look more like Al Sharpton's hair? Absolutely.

Was it anywhere near as funny as mop-head Al Sharpton? Heck naw.


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