Blue Man Mike Brown will make you laugh.

It’s time for another headshot session!  This time, I spent a bit of time with Mike Brown, another actor that I met during my time over at the Charles Playhouse with Blue Man Group.  We spent a very chilly afternoon over at Larz Anderson park in Brookline, one of my favorite places to shoot.  After getting to know Mike outside of being blue for about five minutes, I knew this would be a fun shoot.  I asked how he ended up as a Blue Man, and his response was “I saw the show, and pretty much freaked out.  I was totally one of those people that I’m just a little bit afraid of now!”  And from there, we had fun with it.

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Right when I started shooting, to loosen up a little bit, Mike looked me dead in the eye with the most serious look on his face and said “Tell me a joke.”  I admit it, I totally choked!  I had absolutely nothing.  I can only imagine the look on my face while I ran through my mind coming up with a total blank.  I’m pretty sure that look was funnier than any joke I could have come up with, so Mike told me one of his own instead.

What did the detective say when the Eskimo was found guilty of murder?

Inuit!

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I may not have come up with a joke right away, but I think I did a pretty good job at keeping Mike laughing!  (Or maybe he was totally entertaining himself with his own facial expressions and “smiling like a real boy”, but I guess you’ll never know…)

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This series cracks me up.  Mike smiles.  A lot.  It’s really hard impossible to not be smiling around him.  I told Mike to give me a nice strong stance and stare, and when he did, naturally I told him he was doing great!  This affirmation immediately triggered a smirk, to a smile, to full blown excitement.

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But enough behind the scenes, and on to Mike’s actual headshots.  Throughout the whole session, Mike rocked his brand new glasses.  They suit him very well, don’t you think?

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Next time I’m shooting someone who wants to hear a joke, what should it be?  Leave yours in the comments below!  Best joke wins a $20 Starbucks gift card! (Congratulations to Leah who already won, but feel free to keep leaving jokes, they’re great!)

Thanks for a wonderfully fun shoot, Mike!  Keep on smiling!  :)

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  • Josh Talbot said:

    What do you call a fat psychic?

    A four-chin-teller! Hey-o!

  • Julie Doyle Lucas said:

    What did the green grape say to the purple grape?



    Breathe, dammit! BREATHE!

    • Caroline Talbot said:

      Well played!

  • Mike Brown said:

    This is so awesome. Thank you Caroline! You rule!!!



    ps wanna hear a new joke I wrote?


    I am still waiting on Deliverance from Netflix.


    also


    Did you know that the devil's name is Andy? Speak of the devil, Andy shall appear.


    : )


    Keep up the awesome work, Caroline! That's no joke!!!

    • Caroline Talbot said:

      You are most welcome, Mike! It's looking like your sister Leah is getting some free coffee, since you can't win on the best joke for yourself :)

      • Mike Brown said:

        I can't win? Well, I consider myself a winner anyway after our awesome photo shoot : ) Good luck, Leah!

        • Caroline Talbot said:

          You are too kind! Why am I not surprised you expected to win?

  • Leah Shirley said:

    What kind of murderer has moral fiber?" — "A cereal killer. WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA!!!
    P.S. I love these photos that you took of my little brother, and you are so right. You can't be around him and not smile!!!!

    • Caroline Talbot said:

      Good one, Leah! The Fozzie Bear reference makes that one even better!

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