Let’s say your audience has decided to clap to your performance, but they find the wrong beat.
A) Stop playing, jump out of your piano bench and scream at your audience to knock it off? Or
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I didn’t know it was a thing until I read about it on The Blue: Corpsing.
That would be what happens when you are a cast member and one of your fellow players forces you to break character and laugh. As defined: “Corpsing is a British theatrical slang word for when an actor unintentionally breaks character during a scene by laughing or by causing another cast member to laugh.”
A compilation of these instances on Saturday Night Live has recently been circulated.
However, I say that an earlier generation of sketch actors makes these guys look like pikers when it comes to corpsing. Here’s an example.
Apparently this incident was pretty legendary. Vicki Lawrence tells the story:
One last YouTube hat-tip to the reference in this post’s title. Get ready to tug on your left ear:
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A few nice “Orange Is The New Black” links from Buzzfeed: