Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Rash of NBC’s “Community” come up with failed college names, read Twitter confessions and get a visit from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Click through for the full episode of the “@Midnight” program hosted by Chris Hardwick. All three Communitarians were their usual charming, funny selves.
SPEAKEASY WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS: GILLIAN JACOBS
Gillian Jacobs is an enviously gifted performer and I have gotten to share stages and microphones with her so many times. I am lucky! Luckier still to have this conversation with her while all you creeps eavesdrop.
I had some years of definite frustration. Auditioning and not working as much as I would have liked to, or working and being paid a pittance, and sort of scrounging by in New York and sleeping on a chair that folded out into a bed. Ive always had sort of a guiding passion, which has been acting, since I was a kid, which Britta doesnt have, but I definitely had that struggle: ‘Am I gonna pay my rent? Am I going to be able to have this as a career?’ I relate to that. And I relate to having this idea of yourself, the person that you want to be, and falling short of it. So all of that, I can relate to.