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DAYS & Venice star Galen Gering a hit in ACME Saturday Night!

Over the weekend on Saturday night, Days of our Lives and Venice star, Galen Gering was the guest host of the SNL-type sketch comedy show, ACME Saturday Night in Los Angeles!

Performing in front of a live audience which included many soap favorites including: The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), DAYS and Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin, B&B’s Brandon Beemer, DAYS returning Patrick Muldoon (Austin), One Life to Live’s lovebirds, John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath (Rex and Gigi) as well as Terri Ivens (Ex-Simone AMC), needless to say, it was a fun crowd.

On-Air On-Soaps was also in attendance and we can tell you that the show was hysterically funny.  Galen did a fantastic job with all the material and showed his great comedy timing and sensibilities throughout.  We won’t spoil the sketches for you, because you can now watch the full show streamed online by clicking here!

We caught up with Galen last night at the Venice season three kick-off and got some comments from the actor on his ACME performance.  Gering happily explained, “Doing the ACME show was one of the most fun things I have done in my life as an actor, as was season one of Venice, for the record.  And I think anytime you “pop your cherry” if you will, it’s exciting!  Season one of Venice was like that for me, but being on stage last night and doing the comedy with these really great scripts was an absolute blast.”

So, how does the the comedy troupe and the guest host go about determining what sketches they will perform in? Galen gave us the insight scoop.  “Here is what happens: you got into a pitch meeting and all the actors in the troupe have written scripts. You are handed basically like ten or twelve scripts. And you sit at a table with all the actors, the producer and director, and you do a cold read of the scripts. After that, you go with the producer and director privately and pick the ones you want to do.   And I was not opposed to any of them, or found any offensive. It was hard to pick then not to pick, if you know what I mean.   So what I tried to do was pick ones that had a variety and were challenging and fun.

Throughout the week I was given one script which I did not pick that I went to myself later, ‘Oh shoot. Should I have picked this?’ But ultimately, I think I made the right choices. We shot a very funny short film on Thursday night. But there was another short film that was hilarious and more complex but we did not have time to shoot it.  I can’t wait to go back and do ACME Saturday night again.”

Since many soapy notables were in attendance we had to ask, how did it go over with his toughest critics…other actors and his wife?  Galen smiled and said, “My wife, Jenna and my friends were so excited for me and they loved the show. I was at Michelle Stafford’s today.  She was over the moon and told me how funny it was.  It is something I love to do and have been attracted to doing.  ‘Knock on wood’, I have been able to be on soaps for ten years or so and that work is demanding.  But I would definitely like to attack the comedy more and be pro-active in that realm, because it is so fun. ”

Now that playing a doppelganger had come to an end on DAYS for Gering (given his immense love of playing comedy) perhaps saying goodbye to Rafe2 was sort of bittersweet?  Gering said that was kind of true!  “Playing Rafe2 as an actor was great and super challenging.  Some days were like beyond, where I would go, ‘My God.  How am I going to get through this day?’ The pace we moved at was astounding, and in that regard it’s nice to have a respite.  But as far as not having that comedic outlet and the ability to be a badass if you will, and not be held accountable for my behavior, that has always been really fun as an actor and to do something totally different. And with that said, it was also nice to be back doing the romantic storylines with Sami and Alison Sweeney (Sami) and the fun comedy of it. I can honestly say that has been refreshing as well.  It’s been all good.”

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cinnamon
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cinnamon

Galen show was totally awesome at Acme Saturday night.
I never laughed so hard in my life. He did a awesome job. It was also great surprise meeting the other stars along with you.

Vicky
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Vicky

I only got to watch on line-but Galen was hilarious! The funniest skits were the “I’m so hott” and “People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People”. I was laughing out loud at those for sure! Galen has a great talent for comedy. I hope he does get to do it again–he seems to love it and I love watching!

Robin86
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Robin86

I went and Galen was awesome not to mention he is one yummy man! Really good actor. Totally believable in every scene.

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A Martinez Joins the Cast of New Film ‘Ambulance’

Daytime Emmy winner and former star of Santa Barbara, A Martinez (Ex-Cruz) has joined the cast of the upcoming Michael Bay directed action-thriller, Ambulance.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez and is based off the original Danish Film Ambulancen

According to Deadline, while the plot is being kept under wraps, the pic is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action pics Speed and Bad Boys.”

As well as his reprising his role of Eduardo on Days of our Lives recently, Martinez also appeared in Netflix’s Longmire, as well as his recurring roles on the digital drama series,The Bay.

So, intrigued to find out what A will be playing in “Ambulance”?  Would you like to see him back on daytime?  Comment below.

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Victoria Konefal Returns to Days of our Lives

Cin fans will be happy to know the other half of the DAYS super couple will be back on-screen later this month as Ben (Rob Scott Weston) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) love story is set to continue.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Look for Konefal to first appear back on-screen during the January 28th episode of the NBC daytime drama series.

When the missing in action Ciara returns she will bring with her a new character named Rhodes played by Jason Downs.

No word on how long Konefal’s stay will be this time, since she has been off-contract with the show since last year.

However, reportedly this this will be Ciara in the flesh, not a conjured up or “Vision” of her that comes to Ben in his time of need.

What do you think has happened to Ciara since the car explosion she was supposedly part of? Glad to know Victoria is on her way back on-air to DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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