Nahnatchka Khan is the showrunner of the ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," which is currently in its second season. The show has won kudos for its smart, subversive take on first and second generation American-immigrant experiences. She celebrates her own immigrant dad and his funny bone.
What's an ALL-TV Episode without a nod to TV theme songs? Rico, Brendan and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Ellie Kemper shared their favorites, but we wanted to hear from you. Well, we asked and you answered... and called!
Ellie Kemper got her start on traditional TV, playing the optimistic receptionist in the sitcom "The Office." She also made a splash as Kristen Wiig's miserable newlywed pal in the blockbuster comedy "Bridesmaids." But these days she stars in the streaming Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The actor shares insight on taking cues from Tina Fey, what she doesn't get about method acting and why she believes comedy isn't just for Ivy League grads.
Before we heard a few of our listeners' theme song picks, we asked the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star to share her favorite song. Rico and Brendan weigh in with their own picks too!
T.J. Miller made his name as a stand-up comedian and he's lent his dulcet voice to the animated film "Big Hero 6" and to a ball of mucus in Mucinex commercials. But lately he's earned raves and a Critics' Choice Award for his lead role on the HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley." As this week’s etiquette guru, he comes laden with wisdom… and a rusty old tin cup.
Emily Mortimer played the wealthy, cheated-upon wife in Woody Allen's "Match Point and appeared in the Martin Scorsese films "Shutter Island" and "Hugo." But her latest project is a TV series, the comedy "Doll & Em," which she created with her best friend, Dolly Wells. The actor puts friendships under the lens, examines the trend of actors giving meta-performances, and why dogs in Shakespeare's work might been a bit of pandering.
Julie Klausner hosts the very funny pop culture podcast "How Was Your Week." And she's now the co-mastermind of the Hulu comedy series "Difficult People." Klausner tells us about her pop culture romance with Billy Eichner and the PBS vs. NPR rivalry she hopes to exacerbate... then tells our listeners to get a face tattoo.
Uzo Aduba was known mainly as a Broadway actress -- she starred in the revival of the musical "Godspell" a few years back. But these days she's known for her deeply sympathetic portrayal of Suzanne, a.k.a. "Crazy Eyes," on the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." The actress digs deep into her character's love-based pursuits, reveals her most unconventional fan interaction, and asks to keep her pie.
The "Rectify" star, best known for her roles in distinguished cable dramas, tells Brendan about her "Floribama" roots, her big break from "Mad Men," and undergoing therapy in public.
The "Rectify" and "True Detective" actress puts a modern twist on the ol' light bulb joke with a little vegan humor.