University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumnus and Chicago-area actor/comedian Robert Bacon recently found that dating is even more daunting in front of a TV camera.
The 2009 graduate is set to appear on an upcoming episode of the “Love Connection” reboot, hosted by Andy Cohen and scheduled to premiere May 25 on Fox.
The audition process to land a spot as a bachelor on the game show, which first rose to popularity in the the 1980s with host Chuck Woolery, took months to complete.
“Once I was accepted, I had to go through a ton of stuff like background checks and psychological evaluations,” Bacon explained.
Filming the episode proved to be a fun experience.
“I went on three dates in Chicago at some really cool places,” he said. “I was then flown out to L.A. for four days of filming in the studio. I got to meet a lot of awesome people, including Andy Cohen who was a delight to be on stage with.”
Bacon’s UWO education came in handy during the shoot.
“When you’re in front of a large studio audience, it never hurts to have a speech communications degree,” he said.