Greg Engel aka Oddly O’Differous is the captain (because he’s got the red coat) of Arrr Ink, a pirate comedy troupe that you can see at a variety of pirate fests in the Southeast US.
Like many of the groups we’ve talked to, Arrr Ink is a family affair with Greg’s wife, sister, and brother in law getting in on the action.
We both do comedy, but in drastically different worlds. So we dig into all sorts of good comedy talk about atmosphere, venue, level of appropriateness, etc. You’ll hear that he’s waaaaay better with kids than I am. 🙂 I’m constantly amazed at the amount of work pirate performers put in. And Arrr Ink is no exception.
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Here’s some of the amateur video of Johnny Depp playing with riders on Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland that I talked about. More schtick and less girls (s)creaming. I think it’s interesting that even with these new fangled phone camers, the color of the ride still looks like the old 1960’s films of it. The official Disney vid definitely had a lot of color correction done.
Here’s the official Disney one for comparison. Looks better but, ya know…
Whoever came up with this idea should get a bonus though. Huge amount of free promotion for the new movie.
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