Circuit Q&A – What’s Your Favorite Comedian That Delivered a Dramatic Performance?


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In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Jim Carrey spoke about his time on the awards trail for some of his dramatic turns. Carrey wasn’t a fan of the experience, which is a shame. At the same time, it got us thinking about when comedians do drama. Are you especially excited when you see comedy actors or actresses get serious? That’s what we’ll be focusing on today.

Of course, Carrey is a notable example of a funnyman getting serious. Long an A-lister for his comedic work, he transitioned from being one of the highest profile comedians to a feted serious actor. Work like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Truman Show” even got him close to Academy Award citations. As seen above, the Oscar campaign wore thin on him, but that takes nothing away from his work. Carrey proved that he could be just as phenomenal with drama as with comedy. Bill Murray is another strong example of this, and he even got himself a Best Actor nomination along the way for “Lost in Translation.”

Do you like seeing comedians do drama? Is it something that makes a project extra exciting? On the flip side, are you concerned that they could be wrong for the part and ruin the whole thing? Both sides have their good points. There’s no wrong answer here, just two separate points of view.

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What are your thoughts on comedic actors and actresses doing serious work? Comment below and share your thoughts!