When I was 15 or so I wrote a letter to Late Night with David Letterman asking if I could come on as a stand up comedian because I truly thought I could do it. I REALLY expected to get an answer in the positive. Why I thought the Late Night staff would say, "Hey, lets give this kid a shot." when I had NEVER done stand up before is now beyond me. I guess you can chalk it up to 15 year old stupidity or something along those lines. I only share this story because it makes me understand Cock Gobbler a little. Only problem is he's a FUCKING ADULT WHO IS NO LONGER SUPPOSED TO HAVE THOUGHTS LIKE A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD!!! Man, my head wants to explode. And, not for nothing, but I live in NYC and Cock Gobbler doesn't "run this town." I'm probably one of the few idiots who even knows who he is and that's only because I'm a fan of Hot Chicks with Douchebags. If you're known because you were featured on that site, well, you're just not doing things correctly in life. Also, even in NYC if you're walking by yourself video taping yourself as you yammer on PEOPLE WILL STARE ST YOU. It's not because you're famous, but rather because even in NYC to film YOURSELF it's FUCKING ODD. God, I hate this guy. He really is a delusional fucking idiot. Who else wants to bet the guy from the last video starts a story to his family tonight, "There was this crazy ass cracker on the elevator today..." More deluded ramblings (with spittle) from the cock gobbling asshole, Arthur Kadyshes...
What do you do when you go to an audition and the people reading with you and watching you know who you are and are even fans of “The Journey”? Arthur Kade has become an amazingly well-known worldwide celebrity and is known very well throughout “The Biz” (Once I got off the train to NYC yesterday, I was recognized several times on the street, and one person yelled, “Kade Out!”), and I have been wondering when my first experience of walking into an audition and the casting people knowing who I was was going to be, and how it would affect my audition because I am The Brand. Yesterday, that’s exactly what happened, and it was for a project that I was very excited about and have been looking forward to, and when I got to the studio, I signed in, sat down, and the director (I think) came out and said, “Mr. Arthur Kade, I’ll be with you in 5 minutes”, and I said “Cool”, and then thought to my self, “This is going to be interesting, because it seems like they knew I was here and obvi know who I am”. When I do auditions, I go into full blown “Kade Style” professional mode where as much as I hate to admit it, I humble myself from a celebrity down to a Gen Pop Actor (Despite me being WAY more famous than anyone I am ever in front of, but it’s code and karma in “The Biz” for working actors like us that you should act humble and relaxed, and that’s what some of my great teachers have taught me which is why I am so amazing in auditions), because I don’t want to develop the rep of being a “Diva” or getting labeled “Impossible to work with”. I respect The Craft, and the people in it, and I always want to show that by putting away Arthur Kade, Celebrity, and releasing, Arthur Kade, Professional Working Actor.
5 minutes later, I was brought into the casting room for my reading and have been battling a horrible flu so I have almost lost my voice and really hate talking because my throat hurts (Most actors would cancel and rest, but The Brand doesn’t sleep), and as soon as I sat down, I could tell by the remarks made in the room that the guys were fans of “The Journey”. I kept thinking to myself, “How do I act? Do I stay professional and relaxed, or do I just let The Brand flow, and let the celebrity animal that is me out? ” I read my first set of sides, and heard the caster laugh out loud twice (I knew that it would be a great part for me because it requires a great deal of comedic timing and I am a genius of comedy and sketch characters as evidenced by the popularity of “The Kween”), and then they asked me to read a second set of sides, and he said, “Let’s see if you can do this one, “”Kade Style”"?”, and I responded “Wow, you even know my lines”, and later he called, “Arthur Kade, of Internet Fame”, and I responded “The one and only” (In a soft and sick voice), and he told me later, “I think what you’re doing is great!” (Referring to the blog), and I responded, “The blog is just an avenue to express all of this that’s going on so people can see”. I was proud that I stayed cool and humble the whole time because it’s what needs to be done to show The Craft that I am not bigger than it yet, and am staying grounded.
When I finished the audition, I think I was close to being offered the part (They asked if I was available to film in November), and then I started thinking, “When I walk into a room, I am not “”Joe Schmoe, actor”" anymore, I am “”Arthur Kade, Celebrity, Blogger, and Famous Actor”", and do I have to act like I am not famous, or should I just embrace who I am and just let my normal charisma take over?”. How do Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Kevin Costner act, and did they not let their personalities become bigger than the audition, or did they let the celebrity and fame take over, and now this is the dilemma I face as I become more famous?? As I was waiting at the elevator to head down, the guy ran up to me and said, “Kade!”, and asked if I would be interested in a new part that would be written more for me, and I told him, “I’m cool with that if it allows me to showcase what I am”, and he agreed, and I got in the elevator, and thought to myself, “I am close to doing celebrity spots on TV shows, Rap Videos and Movies now, and soon writers in “”The Biz”" will be calling me to stop by and act on shows like Two and a Half Men, Curb your Enthusiasm, How I met your Mother, and I will probably be even asked to guest judge American Idol one day”. What a feeling after only 7.378 months.
Today is an absolutely insane day because I have a conference call with IMG Media at 11, I have to hit the gym, continue to prepare for several hours for my final Mike Lemon Advanced Film Class, and also the HUGE News that I have been waiting on is finally done, so I will see if I can announce it and share “The Journey”’s next step with the world soon.
“Arthur Kade…The corner where Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive meet”….Arthur Kade…10/14/09