Jesse Tyler Ferguson has his hands full playing more than 40 characters in the one-man comedy Fully Committed currently on Broadway.
So the last thing the Modern Family needs is drunk people in the audience at Lyceum Theatre distracting him from his performance as a man who takes reservations at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant.
‘There was a drunk couple in the front row who I think they just thought they were watching an episode of Modern Family – they had their feet on the stage,’ Ferguson said this week on Live With Kelly.
At the end of the performance, the couple stood up and Ferguson bowed and found himself face to face with the drunkards.
He wasn’t about to let their bad behavior go unchecked.
‘I’m bowing and I said right to them: “You two are so rude.” I totally called them out. Only they heard.’
Ferguson plays all the people calling into the restaurant in addition to the reservation taker.
‘I’m very tired. It’s vocally difficult. I’m playing different ethnicities as well so I’m doing different accents and it’s physically very difficult. It takes a lot of stamina to do a one man show.’
The show just got extended and runs through 31 July.
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