Corey Reid is the video operator, and he views the inclusion of the recorded skits as an enhancement to the show as they keep the laugher going while the cast is preparing for the next scene.
A member of the technical crew, he has been with Laff-it-Off for five years and owes his start to Director Cecily Spencer-Cross. He recalled her saying towards the end of a class he was enrolled in at the Barbados Community College at the time, that she needed to find “someone to do some computer work”.
He told her he would be available and, as the cliché goes, the rest is history.
Despite the fact that his background is more with computers than videography, Corey said that getting into the area and the particular role he has, was not hard.
He also attends rehearsals to see how the show is running and, in consultation with the Director, determines the best time to insert the video feeds.
“I look forward to being a part of Laff-it-Off and from November, I’m waiting for a call from them saying that rehearsals are starting. I like being a part of something big, something great, and knowing that I have a major part in the running of the show. I look forward to being a part of the show for a long time,” he said.