Melissa Fumero plays Detective Amy Santiago on Fox’s Golden Globe award-winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. SPOILER ALERT! She gave some vague hints and thinly disguised innuendo on what may or may not happen on the season premiere. SPOILER ALERT!Follow @bigwakeupcall
Either we woke Reggie up, or he’s so brilliant he did the whole interview in character as a guy who just woke up.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Comedy veteran Bianca Kajlich plays Leslie Burton on NBC’s hit summer series “Undateable.” She dished the dirt on what makes a successful ensemble comedy.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Todd Glass was promoting his new book, THE TODD GLASS SITUATION: A Bunch of Lies About My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories About My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy. He mentioned during the course of our conversation that this was the best interview he’d done all day. Was I that good, or was every previous interview with a pair of wacky morning zoo guys? You decide!
Tom Green has a new show on AXS TV (Mark Cuban’s network), Tom Green Live. If you’re only familiar with Tom through the old MTV show or his stand-up, you might be surprised to discover he’s a skilled interviewer and really gets his guest to open up. We talked about the show, cell phones at comedy shows, and the future of ensemble comedy.
I’m a big fan of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and was happy to chat with Scott about a kinder, gentler surrealist talk show, comedians being funny without doing “bits,” and the force of nature that is Reggie Watts. Next time I’ll have to remember to ask him how he manages to balance work and family.