Getting “Discovered” in LA

Ganymede makes his Funny or Die debutMany moons ago, when I was in my early twenties, I got “discovered” while pumping gas. A slimy guy in a three piece suit told me I had “spunk,” asked if I’d ever done any “acting,” gave me his card, and told me to call him when I was “ready.” Man, I wish I still had that card. In any case, it was my dog who got discovered yesterday, while we were taking a walk in the neighborhood. A trio of Funny or Die filmmakers were shooting a sketch that involved a dog. Seeing as how they didn’t actually have a dog, JP Manoux, the man behind the camera, politely asked if he could borrow mine.

Suddenly I was a stage mother blinded by ambition.

“Of course!” I said, all but throwing Ganymede’s leash at actors Brooke Lenzi and Charlie Weirauch.

Here’s Ganymede’s official debut. I think you’ll all agree that he’s a born star. Oh, and that the sketch, filmed on Spaulding in Miracle Mile and called “Amazing,” is pretty darn funny.

Because I haven’t already linked to it enough times, you can watch it here.

4 thoughts on “Getting “Discovered” in LA”

  1. I’ve done OK with naming my pets over the years. The worst name for a cat was one my Dad gave a cat when I was really little. “Shit head”. IT still cracks my kids up.

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