Comedy, Festivals

The 5 Best and 5 Worst: Miles Allen

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Miles Allen is an American impersonator who pretended to be homeless to get famous. A YouTube clip of him doing the voices of Breaking Bad characters in exchange for a sandwich last September led to his one-man show in the upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The LA actor and voice over artist’s show One Man Breaking Bad promises 60 episodes of the best meth TV show ever made performed in just 60 minutes. Allen will channel the voices of BB characters including Walt, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Mike, Gus Fring, and his specialty Walt Junior. The Melbourne season is the world premiere and is at the Kelvin Club from March 26 to April 19. He shares with us the five best and worst things about creating One Man Breaking Bad.

The 5 Best

I get to deliver some of the best lines ever written for television in the English language. It’s modern-day Shakespeare, or Mark Twain, or at the very least, better than the lyrics in a Shakira song.
I get to deliver those lines in exactly the same way as some of the best actors in television history delivered them. No less than Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter from Silence Of The Lambs) says it’s the greatest acting he’s ever seen in any form of media. He’s obviously never seen Taylor Lautner in any of the Twilight films.
I get to make a living from talking about and recreating my favourite TV show ever. Which I’m not sure fans of Celebrity Splash could ever say.
I got famous impersonating the Breaking Bad characters on YouTube, with over a million people checking it out within 48 hours.
I get to live in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city for a whole month. I’m told that as long as I don’t eat any dim-sims at the Footscray market, everything will be just fine.

The 5 Worst

It’s yet to earn me a role in the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, despite the fact I’ve been cyber-stalking the producers.
I had to pretend to be homeless to get those one million plus hits on YouTube. See for yourself. 
The show is about people who sell meth and are addicted to meth. And I hear some Aussie celebrities won’t be able to make the red-carpet premiere. Especially somebody called Grant Denyer?
Most comedians hate to die on-stage, but playing every character from all six series means I have to die on-stage about two dozen times every night.
I’ve become as addicted to Breaking Bad as the show’s meth-heads are addicted to Walt and Jesse’s killer blue crystal. I used to be addicted to The Wonder Years, until Winnie Cooper got an injunction out on me. Then Kevin Arnold beat me. Don’t ask, it wouldn’t make a good show. My One Man Sabrina was a flop as well. Hard to do a talking cat convincingly.
[box]One Man Breaking Bad is at the Kelvin Club from 26 March to 19 April. Tickets are available at[/box]

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