Nobody, but nobody, can put a dog down his pants the way Stephen DeRosa can.
I can think of many shows at the Goodspeed Opera House over the years where the comic relief roles were played by actors who just weren't innately funny. They depended too heavily on a script, or a tradition, or they simply believed that if something is meant to be funny, it will be.
Those guys wouldn't know the first thing about putting a dog down their pants. DeRosa raises canine trouser-confinement to a high art.
DeRosa plays Moonface Martin, Public Enemy No. 13, in "Anything Goes," at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam through June 16.
I am a long-standing DeRosa fan....