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Tom Hanks Surprises Audience At Shakespeare Play with Comedic Improv

Tom Hanks forced to adlib during a performance of Henry IV.

At the moment Tom Hanks is playing John Falstaff in Henry IV at the Shakespeare Center in Los Angeles.

A medical crisis during the performance forced the show to stop mid-show. An audience member fell ill and passed out during the performance while crew members attended the person until paramedics arrived.

As the audience got restless, Tom Hanks decided to save the day with some comedy improv. During the intermission Hanks came back on stage staying in character and entertained the audience for nearly five minutes with some comedy improv.

He said: “God has decided that this play needs the second intermission.

“The scurvy rogues that stood up from their seats and tore apart their tickets is an insult to all actors and Shakespeare himself.”

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