Thanks to everyone who thought of me earlier today. I also got a very sweet, very concerned voice mail this morning hoping my mystery post wasn’t related to a medical emergency. Rest assured, Tracey, I don’t have butt cancer or anything like that!
What I did have from 4-5pm today was an honest-to-goodness screen test over at G4techTV Canada, for a new gadgets show that’s going into production next month. I went before the studio cameras on the set of Call for Help, hosted by Leo Laporte (pictured above). Leo wasn’t there but I got to meet the most of the staff and crew, who—unlike the folks running your typical cattle-call for Leon’s—were class acts all the way.
For the first part of my on-air audition I demoed my trusty Fido hiptop, while trying to remember all the hand signals I learned in the studio TV class I took at film school. After that I was interviewed by Call for Help co-host Amber MacArthur before her colleague Andy Walker stepped up to be interviewed by me.
I was told up front that there are other folks being considered to host this new show, but hey—even if I end up not getting the gig this was honestly one of the most pleasant audition experiences I’ve ever had.
… And I ain’t just saying that because they’re reading this site!