White bar patrons try to make their feelings about racism as clear as possible. This was the genesis of my typecasting as a racist bartender. (My part’s at the very end, but the sketch, by Rebecca Drysdale, is well worth sitting through.)
Here’s a small sampling of the roles I played on the Nickelodeon show “Don’t Just Sit There” from 1989-91. I began as an actor in bars, performing sketch comedy for people more interested in drinking and eating. This partly explains a style that could be charitably described as “attention-getting” and less charitably as “scenery chewing.” It only took two decades to tone this down (an ongoing process).