You mustn't louse up the joke with physical "business" that distracts the audience.


comedy is a science, you must learn the science


     Actors have a tendency to love moments, business and gestures.

     Don't just invent business, but must have timing, technique and find motivation.

     How is the audience reacting at this point. Further business will not work: Start out with emotion (terror) and objective (to not lose her) this will suggest what the actor does. Director likes it or enhance it, that's all. Director thinks in results. Actor has to make it happen.

     Actor in this industry has to be ruthless, selfish, aware of everything that is going on.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."