I caught the session by Charles Ross–he of One Man Star Wars Trilogy fame–at WonderCon on Friday. Unfortunately, Charles only performed a couple of scenes from the show, and spent the rest of the hour shooting the breeze about the background of himself and the show. That actually turned out Ok, because he’s a funny dude, even when he’s not doing his impression of R2D2 or Chewbacca. Doesn’t hurt that he’s Canadian. They’re just so darned affable.
Turns out that traveling around the world and putting on the One Man Trilogy is all that Charles does for a living, and he has to give 25% of his gross to George Lucas in licensing fees. So for the sake of baby Jesus, support this poor bastard and check out the show if it comes to your town. It’s truly a sweet-ass way to spend an hour of your time.
I want a 25% cut for license fees! I also want $50 for an action figure of me dressed up as a Stormtrooper! I’m George Lucas, dammit!
First, he performed the opening scene of A New Hope. I’ve already posted a video of the opening, taken from another one of his shows. Plus, you can find that video pretty easily on the Internets, so no big deal. However, he did also perform the trash compactor scene, which I’m presenting here in a Great White Snark Exclusive.
Best suggestion from the audience for a one-man show sequel: Muppet Zombies.
Also, check out MacHomer, by Charles’ friend, Rick Miller. From the MacHomer site:
This one-man vocal spectacular features impressions of over 50 voices from TV`s The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare`s Macbeth!
There’s a video clip and show info on the site.