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An Interview with Cory Jacob, Star of Theatre of the Deranged and My Pure Joy

by Mike Haberfelner

March 2012

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Your upcoming movie Theatre of the Deranged - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?


Theatre of the Deranged is an anthology of short horror films from some very talented up-and-coming horror directors. I hope these very talented people get some well-deserved exposure from the release of the anthology and are able to make more films they wish to; The indie film scene truly is a treasure for all involved and is a very important fixture in the film-world landscape. I host the anthology Theater of Derange as the character Andy the Arsonist. My character is demented and delusional. HE IS DEAD!!!!! (But he doesnt know!!! So don't tell him!)


You are also credited with having written your scenes in Theatre of the Deranged. Now what were your initial inspirations when writing your stuff?


James Cullen Bressack [James Cullen Bressack interview - click here] and Psykik Junky Pictures put the anthology together and graciously asked me to create an original character with comedic elements to host the anthology. I did a lot of research on hosts and specifically horror hosts. I really respect the iconic hosts such as Vampira, Elvira, and The Cryptkeeper, to name a few, and was very inspired by their style. I also have a pretty dark sense of humor at times and I was very liberated to be able to go to that "place".


When it comes to acting ... how do you play a funny arsonist?


The comedy of Andy the Arsonist, like a lot of comedy, comes from pain. The trick is to be fully committed to the character and see things from his point of view. He is a serial arsonist who dies in a fire and is obsessed with fire and death. His heart is aflame with passion for fire and the macabre, a real sicko! What fun!


A few words about your director James Cullen Bressack [James Cullen Bressack interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like? And how did you meet up in the first place?


James Cullen Bressack is a very, very talented young director with a unique style and vision whose career I am very excited to see unfold! He definitely knows what he wants when he is directing and was great about letting us improvise once we got what he wanted, which is an amazing situation for an actor. He is both a "director's director" and an "actor's director", which is very, very rare. A real pleasure to work with. We met at auditions for his first feature, My Pure Joy. I am a big fan of films that feature psychotic lead characters and also a huge comedy junky, so when I read the breakdown of "Amercian Psycho meets Superbad" I knew I HAD to audition.


Talking about My Pure Joy. What can you tell us about that one and your character in it?


My Pure Joy is a character study of a high-schooler who blurs the line between reality and film, as he is trying to find a place to escape. WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!! He may be at your house right now!!!

I play a recovering heroin addict who is the older brother of the killer. Alexei Ryan just dominated the lead role and it was a pleasure to work with him, as well as our mother in the film, actress Lisa Frantz. You HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM!!!! No. Wait. You have to buy this film!!!! Its a great rainy-day film that will entertain upon many viewings. It's getting amazing reviews from horror junkies and junky whores alike! Buy it NOW on amazon:


How did you get into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


I started by watching sketch shows and early Sandler and Farley movies, and memorizing the whole movie and acting out different characters all day long with my brothers, much to the annoyance of my beloved parents. I went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the oldest acting school in the country, to follow in Paul Rudd's footsteps (or because it was the only school I applied to). I just had to get to LA and wanted some structure when I got here.


Any of your past films you want to talk about?


I was in a short where I get a haircut from a transexual and want to have sex with her/him but am not sure if she/he is a she or a he. That was a lot of fun and a challenge to prepare for.


Any future projects you want to share?


Like Comedy Gold on Facebook! It's the improv workshop and team that I founded. We perform all over LA.


In general, how do you approach your roles?


I base the way I prepare on the role. Its different for every role.


You do have a background in standup and improv comedy. How does that compare to acting as such, and in what way does it help your acting performances?


Performing is performing, but stand-up really helps you develop your point-of-view and who you are. Improv gets you to be able to think on your feet a lot better. Having those skills in my arsenal really helps when filming and gives me the confidence to play off whatever is happening in the moment.


Actors and comedians who inspire you?


So many. I really look up to Bill Murray as both an actor and person. I had the pleasure of observing him for a few weeks and he was just so kind to everyone and really knows how to enjoy himself. He is always loosey-goosey and goofing off and also has very strong opinions. And his work is amazing.


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I also look up a lot to performance-art type comedians, such as Andy Kaufman. I like how you don't know what to expect and he always keeps you on-guard.


Your favourite movies?


American Psycho, Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange, Caddyshack, Funny People, Anchorman and so many more.


... and of course, films you really deplore?


Reality TV. Rubbish. Dont watch it! You are taking jobs away from actors.


Your website, Facebook, whatever else?


Please subscribe to my videos and impressions at, follow me on twitter @coryjacob, and visit me at


Anything else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?


I'm a Capricorn. But I'm on the cusp of Sagittarius. I have no idea what that means.


Thanks for the interview!


Thanks for having me!


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