Are you waiting to see my next TV appearance? Don’t hold your breath! But if you click HERE you can see where I’ll be appearing in some classic reruns of past shows, including appearances on The Middle and the film Dude Where’s My Car?
I’ve had some great auditions this past week, and if anything comes of them, I’ll post here if I’m able. Some of the projects came with a big non-disclosure agreement so I may not be able to mention them even if I get them until they air!
Is the suspense killing you? What shows would you like to see me on?
I hope you’re as excited as I am! This Saturday, October 21st, the documentary about The Dana Carvey Show, Too Funny to Fail, premieres on Hulu. You’ll see our memories of a show that was a bit before it’s time. Edgy sketch on network television, hosted by one of my big comedy inspirations, Dana Carvey and featuring me and some of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. like Steve Carell, Heather Morgan, Stephen Colbert, Elon Gold, Peggy Shay most prominently. Including a writing staff that no one could ever afford again: Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Robert Carlock, Charlie Kaufman, Dino Stamatopoulos, Jon Glaser, and so many other writers and guest stars that it makes the head spin!
You’ll see interviews, rare footage of our auditions and behind the scenes videos and photos. This is a real treasure for comedy fans. You can see the trailer HERE.
You can watch starting this Saturday! I suggest supplementing your intake with popcorn.
Every Friday in October, you can watch me in my new show LIVE ON FIRE! I’m directing and performing in this amazing show.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made our opening night a big success, and thanks to everyone who joined us online! You can watch online if you can’t make it out to the theater. Click HERE to subscribe to the livestream
You’ll also get a subscription to view other great live theater from The Whitefire, inlcuding Bobby Moresco’s Working 2017. There is something truly amazing and trailblazing going on at The Whitefire and you can be a part of it.
It’s a different show each week, with new guests joining in! This week, our guests are Dave Cox and Jay Sukow! Click HEREto get tickets to the live show!
I’m on Trial and Error tonight on NBC at 9:30pm/8:30pm CS in an episode titled Secrets and Lies. I play a lie detector technician! It’s a small part, but people have been asking when I’m back on TV again. By the way, subscribing to this blog and also checking out my IMDb page HERE is another great way to always know when I’ve got a new project coming up.
As you can clearly see, I’m in a scene with John Lithgow. If you have any questions about the episode, I’ll have another blog post up Thursday with some behind the scenes pictures, and a few stories of my experience backstage. Subscribe now to make sure you get the update!
If you have any questions or comments, I’ll be sure to address them in my next post. In the meantime, tell a friend….and for GOD’S sake be sure to click on the IMDb link HERE.
I’m honored to be featured in LINK, the official newsletter of the U.S. Postal Service. (click the LINK link to read the article) I knew from the comments in my original blog post that I had really connected with a lot of postal workers and the families they serve. I was absolutely blown away when I was contacted by the online newsletter’s editor to interview me about the part I played on This Is Us.
Some friends of mine have joked that This Is Us should have a spinoff titled This Is U.S.P.S.!!! No matter what happens as a result of this role, I’m highly honored to be recognized by the federal government in a way that didn’t result in an audit!
If you haven’t seen the clip of me on the show yet, or in case you’d like to help raise my online profile, click on my IMDb link HERE. On that site, you can see other projects I’ve done, including my upcoming episode of Trial and Error this week on NBC March 28th opposite John Lithgow.
EDIT: I was floored when they also did a follow-up article about my own mailman Peter in the in LINK (click this second LINK link to read. In that way, they are also linked) ALSO…I was also featured on PostalReporter.com.
Thanks, and I hope you’ll share your thoughts and opinions below.
You can watch of one of my very first network TV appearances. I was a cast member and writer on the Dana Carvey Show. My first appearance on the show was as Senator Phil Graham losing his family election to his son Terry, and I may post that as a Thursday Comedy Throwback in the future. But for now, this popped up on YouTube, and while it’s still there…take a gander. Click HERE to see the comedy!
Since my appearance on the show with Sterling K. Brown, I’ve heard from a LOT of fans of This is Us! Some of them are in a fan group on Facebook called This is Usand This is Us Fans, some of them are friends of my friends and friends of my family. Some of them have said that I made them cry. Some admitted to “almost crying” and some have been downright humbling.
1. “You made me ugly cry!”
I’ve never heard this phrase before, but the words “ugly”, “tomato red” and “power cry” are some of the top things people have said about my performance. I’ve been lucky to make people laugh many times in my career. But this is only one of my few opportunities on screen to make someone cry. I was honored to hear many people say of my appearance in an all-around tear-jerker episode, “This was my first cry of the night.”
2. “I hope to see ‘the mailman’ again.”
I hope so, too. I swear that even if I was going to be on another episode, I couldn’t say anything about it without clearance of the social media marketing director for NBC. The only way that’s going to happen is if NBC hears from you and other fans.
Click HERE to email NBC! And call (212) 664-2333 and let them know there, too!
Make your mailman happy! Write it on a postcard so he can read it, and send it “snail mail” to: This is US c/o NBC 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY – 10112
3. “Emmy-Winning Performance!”
My scene was just a co-star, not a guest star performance, so I don’t think I can even be considered for this category, but I’m glad so many people think so. Even some top Hollywood casting directors have said so about this role. If that’s the case, how do I go about lobbying for the nominating committee? Do you know anybody on the nominating committee?
4. “I have a mailman like that.”
This unnamed character is for many people an everyman. He represents a mail-carrier, custodian, fireman, substitute teacher or passing acquaintance that has gotten to know them on a much deeper level. I’ve heard stories about mail carriers showing up at funerals and hospitals to pay last respects. I’ve also heard from some people that “the mailman” should have been at the “FUN”-eral. Many people have pointed out that only family was present at the celebration of William’s life. If it’s meant to be, you’ll see the mailman again. If not, his singular appearance will speak volumes.
5. “Going to have to talk to my mailman.”
I hear from so many people that they’ve realized they need to connect with the people who are in their lives everyday. They resolve to live fuller lives and get to know the most important people…the people who serve them every day. Do yourself a favor. If you decide to write in to the address above, give the letter to your mail carrier and tell them why you’re sending it.
Is there anything else you have to say to the mailman? Leave a comment or question below!