November 23, 2015
Who knew that Dr. Phil could hold his own when it comes to comedy and even improv?
“He has really good comedic timing,” says Rachel Bloom, the star, co-creator and executive producer of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” who recently worked with Dr. Phil when he made a cameo appearance on the CW Network show. “At first, I was trying to stay on [script] because I know he doesn’t usually do scripted acting jobs per se, but when I started improvising with him, he kind of picked it up and he’s a really naturally funny and clever person. And that’s what I didn’t expect. I didn’t expect him to be such a good improviser and so game to do improvs that were maybe irreverent in some ways.”
In the video above, Rachel joins Dr. Phil on his show and tells him, “You’re a terrific improviser … You’re a better improviser than a lot of actors working as actors in LA! It was really fun to work with you.”