Comics who make the transition to acting often experience a mixed bag upon returning to the road clubs at which they first honed their chops. The name recognition draws curious audience members, but the stakes are higher when it comes to eliciting laughs.
It might not seem so based on his highly dramatic roles in the likes of A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino, and, er, Celebrity Poker Showdown, but refreshingly inoffensive Kevin Pollak is equally a master of the big screen and comedy stage (his impressions of Captain Kirk and Christopher Walken have been ripped off by imitators for years).
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