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Comedian Sam Lloyd Returns to Alma ‘Fully Committed’

Lloyd plays all 37 roles in this fast-paced, one-man comedy play about a struggling actor with the worst job in the Big Apple — a reservationist at a fancy Manhattan restaurant.

Comedian Sam Lloyd, best known for his role as Ted in TV’s “Scrubs” and as a member of the popular comedy/a cappella group The Blanks, is “Fully Committed” in his newest role that has been described as both “ridiculously funny” and “virtuoso acting.”

Lloyd plays all 37 roles in “Fully Committed,” a fast-paced, one-man comedy play by Becky Moe at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

Sam LloydSam LloydLloyd won a “best solo performance” award for the role as Sam Peliczowski, a struggling actor with the worst restaurant job in the Big Apple — a reservationist at a fancy Manhattan restaurant. His other 36 characters include the restaurant’s narcissistic chef, its snooty French maître d’, Sam’s elderly dad, a wealthy socialite, gangster, Japanese tourist, supermodel Naomi Campbell’s assistant and everyone who calls in for reservations.

The performance has earned several accolades. StageSceneLA called it “a veritable comic tour-de-force.” The Scotsman described Lloyd’s performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “a master class of comic character acting.”

The actor first performed at Alma College in September 2009 as a member of The Blanks, the group that appeared on the television show “Scrubs” as “Ted’s Band.”

The nephew of “Back to the Future” star Christopher Lloyd, Sam Lloyd has appeared in guest roles in numerous television shows, including “The West Wing,” “Modern Family,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Seinfeld.”

 

Story published on December 22, 2014
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