Ten things I’ve learned from Kevin Sorbo

Note: last night, I watched an improv set featuring that paragon of herculean manliness, Kevin Sorbo. If you grew up watching Hercules like me, or if you are a fan of Andromeda, you can imagine how sweet and weird and amazing something like that could be. He is doing a couple more sets at the Comedy Bar tonight in Toronto if you want to see for yourself.

  1. Kevin Sorbo is a very “meta” improviser. In the sense that he really likes talking to the audience during scenes.
  2. The Sorbs has been on television for more than twenty years. For most of my life, Kevin Sorbo has watched over me from the comfort of a television.
  3. Kevin Sorbo does not take himself too seriously, and it is very endearing.
  4. If Kevin Sorbo has the option of flirting with a man pretending to be a woman on stage or smooching pretty girls, Kevin Sorbo will always opt for pretty girls. Pretty girls will have to be found for Kevin Sorbo.
  5. All white men over a certain age shop at Tommy Bahamas. If they cannot afford Tommy Bahamas, they just don’t bother clothes shopping at all.
  6. Kevin Sorbo is relatively happy, but he can’t help but be a bit jealous of Ryan Gosling’s success. They were both Hercules, but Kevin Sorbo has never been nominated for an Oscar.
  7. As a Republican, Kevin Sorbo resents being taxed so much for being successful.
  8. As one ages, they begin to lose a certain amount of physical flexibility. Not Kevin Sorbo. He can still high kick like a motherfucker.
  9. People will rally behind something different, unique, and inspired. A Kevin Sorbo improv weekend is so crazy and unique that people clamored to get tickets. Because we will never see something like that again.
  10. If you are an actor, and you are cast in something as campy, famous, and iconic as “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, it is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it is a huge role, and you will become well-known and wealthy. On the other hand, it is difficult to earn respect as a mainstream actor when you are tied so closely to a show like Hercules. And let’s be clear: I loved Hercules, and I love people like Bruce Campbell and Kevin Sorbo much more than a lot of “respected” Hollywood actors.

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One response to “Ten things I’ve learned from Kevin Sorbo

  1. I heart the Sorbo! So sad I missed him live! Amazing!

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