Comedy legend Mark McKinney made a triumphant return appearance to the show to talk about the season 3 finale of “Superstore.” We discussed the development of his character “Glenn,” including the nuances of the St. Louis accent and how it was based on my St. Louis-raised-wife’s next-door neighbor. Mark and I also made plans to attend a White Sox game this summer and share some mac and cheese, ketchup, and tapeworm food.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Ken Jeong called in to talk about tomorrow night’s new episode of “Dr. Ken,” his hilarious new ABC sitcom. Somehow we wound up talking about the triangle offense and our mutual love for the ’90s Bulls. Ken had me at “Jud Buechler!” Ken also talked about his amazing cast and how much it means to him to work with the great Dave Foley.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Mark McKinney starred in Kids In The Hall and on Saturday Night Live and is now featured in a new NBC comedy series Superstore. Mark was kind enough to indulge a few of my geeky KITH fanboy questions while also discussing the strong cast of Superstore and how they quickly developed their chemistry and comedy timing.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Dave Foley is a comedy legend who starred in the classic TV series “Kids In The Hall” and “Newsradio.” He’s now featured in Ken Jeong’s new series “Dr. Ken,” where he plays a hospital administrator who is Ken’s nemesis. We discussed why he’s fine with being called a comedy legend, my favorite Kids In The Hall sketch, how he trained to be a nemesis, and why actually being hired for the part is probably the most important factor in playing a character.
“Dr. Ken” premieres tonight at 7:30CT on ABC-7 Chicago.Follow @bigwakeupcall