A spoken-word fusion of hysterically moving true stories and original music.
Under the direction of David Schweizer, Taylor Negron performs stories for the new millennium. Accompanied by singer/songwriter Logan Heftel and pianist Louis Durra - the show has been touring around the globe, from the prestigious Green Room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland, to the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR NEGRON:
THE GUY FROM EASY MONEY, THE LAST BOYSCOUT, AND A BUNCH OF OTHER MOVIES YOU'VE WATCHED REPEATEDLY
" You probably don’t know Taylor Negron by name but have seen him in Easy Money, The Last Boy Scout, Punchline, Bio-Dome, Better Off Dead, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Nothing But Trouble and more than likely a good majority of the other movies listed on the actor’s IMDB page.
Though it doesn’t bother him that he’s just another face on the character actor’s food chain. The Iranian-Jewish-Latin mutt remains humble about his prolific, albeit obscure, television/film career. "Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order," he says, which might be a magic mantra since the guy gets so much work. (After all, dude owns homes in France and Venice Beach.)
Negron spoke with me this week about his success with bit parts as well as his one-man show, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron, which just passed through New York.
After all these years, your work hasn’t made you a big star. You don’t abuse yourself with this kind of negative thoughts at all?
I have never abused myself in that way. I am the postman. I am the man who delivered your pizza. I am the gang member. I am the man that kidnapped your daughter at gunpoint. I’m a nanny. I am a stylist for mice. I am your shrink. I also direct pornos. I am the groom and the maid of honor.
Everything has changed so much. When I started out at age 15, having the first name Taylor was a rarity. Now it’s the name of little girl brats in restaurants. I can’t go into the Olive Garden without hearing a screeching mother yell "Taylor, don’t do that with that olive!" "
Taylor & The Unbearable Lightness featured in New York Post »
CHARACTER ACTOR READY FOR CLOSE-UP
By MANDY STADTMILLER
" He's that guy.
Been in a million movies and sitcoms (the '80s were a heyday), played the villain in "The Last Boy Scout," can now be seen on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Reno 911!" -- and not a day goes by when someone doesn't recognize him. Yes, he was the Pizza Guy from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
"I'm a shape-shifter," says 51-year-old Taylor Negron, who is also a kind of senior patron saint of the underground comedic storytelling scene. His two-man show, directed by David Schweizer, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron" (he performs with 21-year-old musician Logan Heftel), plays tonight at 8 at the SoHo Playhouse.
Fans of Negron the storyteller point to his fearless performance in the 2005 comedy doc "The Aristocrats," in which he says, honestly and unapologetically: "I went to this orgy once and somebody whispered in my ear: 'You were great on "Friends." '
But you know, you're not going to have Mary Hart talk about that with me."
But it's exactly the kind of thing he can talk about in his stage show. There, he explores his life in show business, and as the cousin of Chuck Negron, lead singer of Three Dog Night, the group behind "Joy to the World." ("He was a really brilliant hippie singer drug addict," Taylor says.) Later in life, he played nanny to the Olsen twins on an ABC Family show. ("The three of us would go into these insane depressions together," he says.) "
Reviews for Satellites »
" We all have stories about people we've met. They're great for parties and long car trips. But few of us have Taylor Negron's kind of stories. Negron's show at Revolutions International Theater Festival is all about the people he's met and the places his comedy has taken him, from the LA riots to the mean streets of New York, to comedy classes with Lucille Ball and dinner with recently assassinated Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto... "
" With over 100 film appearances and greater than 10 producer credits, Taylor Negron may have found his truest form of artistic expression with his new live show “Satellites”, a very heartfelt and stirring production that also includes its share of laughs. Whether knowing his name or not, most people recognize Taylor from his acting work in such films as Easy Money, The Last Boy Scout, Angels in the Outfield, or Fast Times at Ridgemont High... "
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