Wayne Federman - Actors' Education

  • Season 7 , Ep 25
  • 08/14/2003
  • Views: 4,459

NYU uses realistic scenarios in their math problems. (2:20)

THE NEW YORK MARATHON WHICH IS--

DO NOT APPLAUD THAT--

DON'T APPLAU--

NO, DON'T APPLAUD, I'M SERIOUS,

TAKE THAT BACK.

TAKE IT BACK.

LET'S START THE TAPE OVER.

BECAUSE THAT IS THE EASIEST

COURSE TO COMPLETE BECAUSE IT'S

VERY INTELLIGENTLY LAID OUT.

AT 19 MILES, WHEN MOST RUNNERS

RUN OUT OF STEAM AND YOU HIT

WHAT THEY CALL "THE WALL"

IS THE EXACT MOMENT YOU CROSS

INTO THE SOUTH BRONX.

[LAUGHTER]

SO HERE THEY COMBINE RUNNING

AND FLEEING.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

IT'S--

YOU HAVE A BIGGER MOTIVE.

I WAS LIKE EDWIN MOSES.

I'M LIKE HURDLING OVER PEOPLE.

VERY SMART.

I ATTENDED NYU DRAMA SCHOOL.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

VERY PRICEY, VERY PRICEY

THE NYU, BUT THAT GREAT CAREER

PLACEMENT CENTER.

EXCELLENT CAREER PLACEMENT

CENTER.

THEY GOT ME THE BREAKFAST SHIFT

AT HOWARD JOHNSON'S RIGHT OVER

HERE ON BROADWAY AND THE BRUNCH

ON SUNDAY, VERY TOUGH TO GET

THAT.

WELL WORTH THE MONEY.

THE PROBLEM WITH NYU WAS

THEY WOULD SEND YOU TO A

PROFESSIONAL ACTING STUDIO

LIKE CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE OR

STELLA ADLER, LEE MAJORS,

ONE OF THEM BIG ONES.

AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO

YOUR GENERAL ED CLASSES AT NYU.

AND BECAUSE ACTORS ARE IMMATURE

AND STUPID, THEY COULDN'T PASS.

SO I ACTUALLY TOOK MATH

FOR ACTORS.

[LAUGHTER]

REALLY EASY.

AT THE BEGINNING, IT WAS EASY

QUESTIONS LIKE, "RICHARD BURTON

HAD 30 LINES AND ROBERT DE NIRO

HAD 20 LINES, HOW MANY MORE

LINES DOES BURTON HAVE THAN

DE NIRO?"

BUT THEN AT THE END,

THEY GOT A LITTLE MORE TRICKY.

"SHEILA IS AN ACTRESS.

SHE SPENDS $40 THREE TIMES

A WEEK FOR JAZZ CLASSES

AT ALVIN AILEY, $20 FOUR TIMES

A WEEK FOR TECHNIQUE CLASSES

AT SANFORD MEISNER.

HOW MANY LAP DANCES AT SCORES

WILL SHE HAVE TO DO THIS WEEKEND

TO BALANCE HER CHECKBOOK?"

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND WHISTLES]

"SHOW ALL WORK."

YEAH.

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