A History of Funny

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I haven’t watched “Selfie” yet. It’s on the DVR from last night. So we’ll see. As I am not a social media whore it may not be for me.
And “industry insiders” say it will fail.
But none the less, Karen Gillian is actually known also as a comedian.
Daily Mail UK 2009:

Miss Gillan, who is from Inverness, attended the Italia Conti stage school in London after finishing her GCSEs.

KAREN GILLAN as the Soothsayer.  Episode 2. 'The Fires Of Pompeii' Doctor Who

Haven’t we seen you somewhere before: Karen played a Soothsayer in an episode of Doctor Who last year

Her father John is a care worker while mother Marie is a housewife.

She has featured in ITV’s Rebus and panned hospital drama Harley Street, as well as Channel 4 comedy The Kevin Bishop Show.

The young actress, who is 5ft 11in, has also modelled for designer Allegra Hicks at London Fashion Week.

She briefly appeared in Doctor Who in 2008 appearing as a soothsayer in the episode entitled The Fires of Pompeii.

The hit drama has form for re-using characters and even actors in different roles.

Her career kicked off when Gillan was only 19 on an episode of the UK TV series, “Reebus.” It may not seem very long ago, but Gillan just looks so young. She’s like a precious little baby.
 
Her big break came in 2008 when she joined “Doctor Who” as Amy Pond, the Doctor’s new companion. You couldn’t help but love Amy as she traveled through space and time with the Doctor and Rory, the man she loves. In between all the action and drama, Gillan even got to stretch her comedic legs and show the world how funny she could be when given the chance to shine. You can’t deny the greatness of Amy the pirate.
 
That’s not her only comedy experience, though. She’s also appeared in nine episodes of the Adult Swim series “NTSF:SD:SUV::” as Daisy, taking her penchant for being funny to a whole new level. In fact, it’s also on that show that you saw her American accent start to take shape, pre-“Selfie.”
Of course, 2014 is definitely the biggest of Gillan’s career yet. Sure there’s “Selfie,” but she was also in this little independent movie called “Guardians of the Galaxy.” You might have seen it.
Unlike her role in “Doctor Who,” she played a villain in “Guardians.” Gillan shaved her head and got covered in paint to play Nebula and it was completely worth it, considering how vicious the character turned out to be.
But her voice was treated so badly she was unrecognizable! Such a disappointment.
Much like Anne Robinson as Anne Droid in “Doctor Who”.
Now the only question that remains is whether or not Gillan can carry a network comedy. Seeing as she tends to succeed at everything else she tries, the odds are definitely in her favor.
We shall see. In this age of Social Media obsessions are the obsessed willing to be made fun of?
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About mydoctor1962

Doctor Who fan like few others. Also a fan of Science Fiction, Cooking Shows and more.

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