Mark Curry is preparing a one-man show

July 3, 2006 at 3:50 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Former "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" TV star Mark Curry, now recovered from a serious burn accident, is preparing a one-man comedy show.

"I'm planning to do a one-man show like Whoopi Goldberg did on Broadway," he told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I want to do something based on material I have on my immediate family, almost like John Leguizamo did. If I talk about my grandmother, I'd become her."

Curry said he has about half of the material written and will include details of the April accident at his Oakland, Calif., home, which left him with burns on 18 percent of his body.

The mishap made him "a different person" and taught him "life is so precious," Curry said.

"I was in a coma for two days. When I woke up I'd lost 25 pounds. I was very emotional and felt suicidal. It was amazing depression. I just wanted to get out of there," he recalled.

"I'd never been in a hospital in my life and being 6-foot-6, it was very uncomfortable with my feet hanging over the end of the bed. I felt like I was in jail. I didn't walk for about four or five days."

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