Hundreds of eager people are lining up outside AOL right now, hoping to be picked for a $700-per-day internet news anchor gig. First they have to audition on a live camera. Nerve-racking. What's more nerve-racking is that the whole thing is streaming for us to watch. Oy.
Not everyone is cut out for TV—even internet TV. There are some people with bright personalities, ten thousand dollar smiles, and the ability to read from a teleprompter. And then there's everyone else. Godspeed you on your latest venture, AOL.
One tipster wrote in with a few notes while he was watching:
- During word association, one woman's response to "whistleblower" was "I don't know what that is."
- One guy sang the news of James Gandolfini's funeral, then responded to "Kim Kardashian" with "Deez nuts."
- Another woman said, "terrorist" when asked to respond to the word Iran.
If you're interested in maybe humiliating yourself on the internet for $700 (really not a bad deal at all), here are the details:
Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28, 2013
Casting Location - 770 Broadway in Manhattan. (Enter East 9th Street between Broadway & 4th Avenue)
5 AM Casting Call opens
10 AM Casting Call closes
Please bring a headshot and resume
AOL viewers will help decide if you make it as our next AOL Live anchor!
*Please note: must be 18 and older to try out.
Props encouraged. We'll be watching.