Long before Charles Esten held the role as Deacon Clayborne on ABC television drama Nashville, he played a funnyman, as he frequently made guest appearances on the popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway.
“I’ve done comedy for a long, long time, especially with Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Esten says in an interview with Big Machine Label Group. “I actually started trying standup ‘cause that’s the first thing you can really get up on stage and do.”
Esten further explains that actors often aren’t allowed to just “walk into a movie.” So, instead he tried his hand at improv and eventually made his way to sitcoms.
While Esten’s role on…