Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?

SirLiir Profile PhotoSirLiir Profile Photo
SirLiir
Broadway Legend
joined:9/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/2/05
Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#0
Posted: 11/6/05 at 12:50pm
Anyone care to share those amusing moments during their speech for the Broadway Cares- Fight Against Aids where actors like to ab lib and shake it up. My favorites so far:

Norbert (DRS 11/6)- "You can get these wonderful T-Shirts for a nice donation...just in time for winter!"

Shoshana (Wicked 10/23) - She forgot the price of the CD and she says "Oh geez I forgot. I am sooo fired."

Ana Harada (Avenque Q last Nov) -First off, I dont really talk like that (referring to her Christmas Eve voice).

I was not there but I heard about a funny Wicked story for David Ayers (Wicked last year). Basically he does his speech and then someone in the audience asks, "How much for you?" After the cast cracks up, he says, "Well..for a nice contribution, you get a chat and...a hug?"


Updated On: 11/6/05 at 12:50 PM
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/9/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#1
Posted: 11/6/05 at 1:02pm
Harvey (FIDDLER 11/5) - "You can get the 'I Love Anataveka' shirt autographed by all of us on the back. Except for Rosie who's on the front cause she's special."
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
WiCkEDrOcKS Profile PhotoWiCkEDrOcKS Profile Photo
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/13/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#2
Posted: 11/6/05 at 1:27pm
A few Januarys ago, WICKED had an auction for Galinda's crown and no one was bidding. Cheno said: "Lets go, guys. Am I gonna have to start stripping?.........Again?"
Current Avatar: Cynthia Erivo, bringing down the house in The Color Purple.
MeleeQ
Understudy
joined:9/24/05
Understudy
joined:
9/24/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#3
Posted: 11/6/05 at 1:52pm
John Pinnet at Hairspray last night: "This is going to be very short... because I'm wearing HEELS. I was NOT meant to wear these! The costume guy said it was like putting shoes on a ham!"
Mandi Moo Profile PhotoMandi Moo Profile Photo
Mandi Moo
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/16/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#4
Posted: 11/6/05 at 1:58pm
Last year at Avenue Q Rick Lyon's voice kept cracking like he was really nervous, and I found it funny for some reason.
442namffug Profile Photo442namffug Profile Photo
442namffug
Broadway Legend
joined:12/26/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/26/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#5
Posted: 11/6/05 at 2:12pm
John needs a new line! Something tells me he uses that one every night. He even used it on the Broadway.Yahoo.com video.
JACXR71 Profile PhotoJACXR71 Profile Photo
JACXR71
Broadway Star
joined:6/29/05
Broadway Star
joined:
6/29/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#6
Posted: 11/6/05 at 2:19pm
Ana G had a ton of funny quips when she made the speech last week....of course I can't remember any of them, which makes this post pretty useless. I think one had to do with the fact that her underwear didn't go for very much on ebay, so if anyone was planning on selling it, they might want to rethink their plan.
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
.LittleWing. 0224 Profile Photo.LittleWing. 0224 Profile Photo
.LittleWing. 0224
Broadway Star
joined:4/11/05
Broadway Star
joined:
4/11/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#7
Posted: 11/6/05 at 2:24pm
Deborah at Bee ...

"remember, no amount is too little. unless you give nothing. which would be too little."

then...

"...BC/EFA and the Phyliss Newman Woman's Health Initiative. and if you give enough money, we can shorten the name. Hopefully by at least two words."
7Minutes Profile Photo7Minutes Profile Photo
7Minutes
Understudy
joined:7/6/05
Understudy
joined:
7/6/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#8
Posted: 11/6/05 at 3:01pm
Back in March, at La Cage aux Folles, they were auctioning off Zsa Zsa's boa and Gary Beach cried, "Oh, this is more fun than clams at Howard Johnson's!" There was more from that particular day, but that's what I can remember.
orangeskittles Profile Photoorangeskittles Profile Photo
orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/8/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#9
Posted: 11/6/05 at 3:05pm
Probably everything Jan Maxwell has said in Chitty. I've only heard about 2 so far and they were both hysterical.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson said something funny about how other theaters throw away their trashed props, but at Spelling Bee they sell them for ridiculous amounts of money, then went on to show the signed broken karate board.
Like a firework unexploded
Wanting life but never knowing how
Fizz
Broadway Star
joined:3/8/05
Broadway Star
joined:
3/8/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#10
Posted: 11/6/05 at 3:56pm
To finish JACXR71's thoughts- seeing as I saw the Chicago cast of Wicked last week...

"You can donate your fives, your tens, your 100 dollar bills..."

I don't remember many of the others though.
Rathnait62 Profile PhotoRathnait62 Profile Photo
Rathnait62
Broadway Legend
joined:6/3/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/3/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#11
Posted: 11/6/05 at 4:18pm
Debra Monk to Brooke Shields: "Don't you have a loincloth from the Blue Lagoon that we can auction?"
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
Dre2387 Profile PhotoDre2387 Profile Photo
Dre2387
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/16/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#12
Posted: 11/6/05 at 4:35pm
I didn;t hear this one but I remember my friend telling me about. This was when Les Mis was still on Broadway and when orchestras were (I think) ready to go on strike or maybe it was when Broadway was thinking of just having recorded orchestrations. Anyways, during the show, when Thenardier drops the tray and it rolls into the orchestra, one of the orchestra guys throws if back to him.

then (and these are my friends exact words): "Immediately following the final bows, Thenardier (Nick Wyman) wandered back onstage and delivered the annual BC/EFA speech, which was marked by a cute little "Top Ten Reasons Broadway Shouldn't Use Canned Music" routine. Some of the highlights were "Number 9: Who would toss the tray back to me when it rolls into the orchestra pit?" and "Number 4: Who the hell wants to go to a karaoke bar with a $100 cover?" "

I thought it was hilarious!
<--- the set of A Midsummer Night's Dream that I was assistant stage manager for during the 2007 season at the STNJ outdoor stage.

-Dre-
You must remember all the same that at the crux of every game is knowing when it's time to leave the table... And it's important to be artful in your exit. No turning back, you must accept the con is done... It was a ball, it was a blast. And it's a shame it couldn't last. But every chapter has to end, you must agree.
~Dirty Rotten Scoundrels~

There's a special kind of people known as show people. We live in a world full of dreams. Sometimes we're not too certain what's false and what's real. But we're seldom in doubt about what we feel.
~Curtains~

It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to, than I have ever known.
~A Tale of Two Cities ~
Parks
Broadway Legend
joined:10/5/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/5/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#13
Posted: 11/6/05 at 4:44pm
Carole Shelly's speech after Wicked in March was...funny to some people. I didn't laugh too hard, but it was "cute". She was advertising the Wicked cook book (for only like 50 or 100 DOLLARS. YEAH, right). She said something like, "Be the first one your block to cook ____ munchkins. Can't remember what it was called.
"If it walks like a Parks, if it wobbles like a Parks, then it's definitely fat and nobody loves it." --MA
softershade Profile Photosoftershade Profile Photo
softershade
Leading Actor
joined:3/11/05
Leading Actor
joined:
3/11/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#14
Posted: 11/6/05 at 4:59pm
parks, it was "spicy munchkins"

i'm still in love with jennifer laura thompson's obsession with the word 'buckets'
ILoveWicked330
Broadway Star
joined:2/7/05
Broadway Star
joined:
2/7/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#15
Posted: 11/6/05 at 9:40pm
Last week, Megan Hilty in Wicked couldn't pronounce Stephen Schwartzs' last name and then she said "And if anybody happens to have an loose change... any spare singles...fives...tens...twenties..."
Yankeefan007
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/20/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#16
Posted: 11/6/05 at 9:44pm
In My Life thanked the audience for just being there and asked for a donation, if they didn't mind spending any more $$. most of the crowd bypassed the bucket holder.

Rob Bartlett's LSOH speeches were always funny. He always ran the auctions like a real auctioneer, with nobody able to understand wat he was saying.
BSoBW2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/8/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#17
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:09pm
""remember, no amount is too little. unless you give nothing. which would be too little." "

HAHAHAHAHAHA That is th ebest one.

She interrupted a phone convo I was having once. And I got yelled at from the other end of the phone line.
PJ
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#18
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:15pm
Megan Hilty's speech on Wicked Day was quite funny. I hate when actors come out and act like they're performing in a public speaking competition. I love when they have fun with it.
liotte Profile Photoliotte Profile Photo
liotte
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/20/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#19
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:19pm
My avatar is Megan on Wicked Day, her speech was so funny. I have a lot of pics of her making so many funny faces. She was looking through the pics on my camera and was like, OMG you have to send these to me!
Broadwayluva Profile PhotoBroadwayluva Profile Photo
Broadwayluva
Broadway Star
joined:10/21/05
Broadway Star
joined:
10/21/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#20
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:20pm
are these speeches given during the whole month of November, cause I'm going to a couple shows ths weekend and didn't know if i'd be hearing any
liotte Profile Photoliotte Profile Photo
liotte
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/20/04
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#21
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:21pm
Yeah, you'll still hear them.

Chris Seiber was quite funny at Spamalot on Tues with his speech. I don't remember anything he said, but I found it funnier than the show itself.
PJ
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/15/03
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#22
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:26pm
They collect money until sometime in December.
new_philosophy_girl Profile Photonew_philosophy_girl Profile Photo
new_philosophy_girl
Broadway Legend
joined:5/8/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/8/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#23
Posted: 11/6/05 at 10:27pm
I went and saw Hairspray on Thursday night and Julie Halston (Prudy) did the speech and was talking about the different things they had for sale, and she started talking about how they had pins and keychains that the lovely Link Larkin was holding, and at that time Blake Edwards made some stupid face and couldn't hold up the keychain for some reason, and Julie stopped, looked at him and was like "and yes ladies, he is straight".

Quite humorous if you were there...lol
Sponsor me as I walk the Philadelphia AIDS Walk - Sunday, October 16, 2011. Many of our friends, family and neighbors are in desperate need of health care services and other life-saving programs, but with cutbacks in government dollars , these programs are often under-funded. Now, more than ever, your donations are needed to support organizations providing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention education, counseling and testing and care services for people living with HIV/AIDS. http://www.aidswalkphilly.org/users/index.php/profile/detail/186643
blackisthisyearspink
Chorus Member
joined:4/19/05
Chorus Member
joined:
4/19/05
re: Funniest BCEFA Speech Moments?#24
Posted: 11/6/05 at 11:34pm
These are all so great!! At Spelling Bee last week Jose Llana was giving the speech and said something like, "BCEFA is a great organization that gives Aids to all people...crap...i mean gives help to all people with AIDS... oh skrew it...just give us money" He turned a few shades of red. I can't remeber all of it but it was priceless!
"I said, No F*cking Green M&M's!"- Idina Menzel