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3/8 The League's Steve Rannazzisi talks out his show, Ryan Fitzpatrick and performing at Helium

Mar 8, 2013|

3/8 The League's Steve Rannazzisi talks out his show, Ryan Fitzpatrick and performing at Helium

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He's got yeah. We have other kids to look after I was a Doctor Who he's good. Show me on this golf where the doctor -- mommy. Well she had a baby and and -- insider and then. Well lets us okay were on a chart. It's 905 Howard tear began here on W Germany very special guest joining us in studio Steve -- see who plays Kevin on the league. Is win this year because he's in town he is on tour and -- shows tonight and tomorrow night. At helium down by the first Niagara center. Both 8 o'clock and 1030 that's tonight and tomorrow night he's been kind enough to. Poppy in studio and join us welcomed the show thank you very much -- have me on and I appreciate that we'll thanks for coming in town I you know there's a lot of wanted to ask I know -- turn me on the league a few years ago cats I started watching the show. You know you're one of the Mary guys and writes I am I am pretty much the closest thing to -- ordinary -- yeah yeah that -- catcher you're the voices organism while all that's a very beautifully. On him yeah I guess I'm I guess because I've run the league in commissioner and sort of the first wanna get married in the first woman budgets that makes me the the fact -- adult on the show how much fun as the -- bid now I would assume that you've gotten a lot of great feedback now love love the show people you know we were making it the first year or. Laughing at ourselves and each other so we like we think it's funny and we'll see you know everyone else thinks -- It's it's been a great response -- mean you don't really have to know lot about. Football or say to enjoy the show we just have to have friends that you hate. Really that's you know people get that humor that the he's a -- football golf and I'm done you know I don't even play myself. I play and I think that -- but I'm really not as good as and I think that I am it's a hole every year it is. You know -- of bills fans here is that it you know he started off the year well and -- you think it's fall off you know you're -- you're gonna do it this year and then to all -- older weigh in Orleans and disappointing every year thank you for making the -- that -- thing sorry -- out. When -- you know you get it though -- you know when you guys were starting to show it it's one of the things we talk about is that while this you know it's fantasy football based it's more about latest. The guys yet. When you guys were starting out the show how did I don't know how is it pitch to the network and I guess that discouraged in the process of selling as offensive ball shoppers like a guy show yet they into the. Creators went to -- facts and they -- like you know. This is an. He's got a good pedigree and especially the style which the issue we don't issue with the script we -- an outline. So that's -- thought you know a lot of the shows and provide so. He went to -- was like look we have a show that we wanna do it's got this football element to it it's nine partly based. On football but you know we can really tapping that market which is humongous. And and you know -- they were they were big panoramic view of the comedy stronger always be strong but you know we have this kind of football angle that we Tryon and and the network -- that. I you know that you say that the whole idea like not scripted yeah amazes me yeah. I suppose I shouldn't be aiming your career is about ad -- improbably -- is being an -- of of police will mean to me it still seems like putting up. Half hour 25 minute show whatever together with and and being unscripted is just mind about its -- off while they're not it's not all gold. People think it's all just wonderful improvising and that we that takes where they've gone on for. Which feels like hours and don't go anywhere and they're not funny but they need get something when you have the freedom to be able. This if I have -- thought -- word conversation and we're talking about something and it leads me to something else you know. It's nice to be able to just go there and see what's there and see if it's funny and how could you bring you know we do a couple takes and he kind of mapped out. Sort of a path of funny and then. And these kind of follow a path that does the rest of the cast of -- and income the out of so it's not really big deal for anybody literally do you have. My market Katie you plots are married couple he -- Pete and she plays Jenny my wife on the show and they. They've done many many movies together. And that their -- -- in Prague as well on movies and mic control and and Paul -- come from the ECB so that's -- -- very famous in Prague troop and jobless loss comedians though and he's made in -- in movies in and things like that epic -- and he's created and written his own stuff and you know like you stand up so it's all. Sort of Indians in this big pot of comedy that we all bring our own little. Fund do it -- -- you guys did have a chance to work with right -- that yeah well I like fantastic. As a Smart dude. He's. He's funny you know he got it it's tough because our show is. -- said it's improvise so athletes get taught you know memorize your lines be on time know your stuff -- you're doing your marks and it's sort of different. For us we want you to be a little more loose and relaxed. Because you know it's better when he got to go off each other -- he has lines how does nobody in an improvised so we kinda gave him just you know like. He was good because we just -- like look this guy is not gonna believe it's you these -- you're Smart. -- have to try to convince them you know and and and in nick when animal little bit became that it was really at that it was a really nice scene it was funny is that we shot that -- last year during the SB awards. Mean July. Before we even started the season. So we had just shot that one scene -- -- we did something -- Trent Richardson and and RG three was the wrong town. And then we just dumped it into the show later on you'll see if you notice the deal back and watch that. Pete's payers like six inches shorter the food and that's not enough that it was. Probably in the scene for four -- the scene after. Gallery yet that is dropped it and it was great is that we got to get the people when they're in town so you know there were in town for the SB awards and and Fitzpatrick states stop by we need that guy that was Smart because we were doing that episode on the wonderland. And he famously got 4950. Odom -- get like a favorite athlete of all that that you work with so when you really enjoy what you I mean. Terrel Suggs is a great guy to have on the show we -- he's been on a couple times he soup. On the air he he he'll come back pictures so I enjoy having him around. Are you a big sports. I am very very New York sports at all sports but it in the New York you can skip the Yankees -- down -- -- island on Long Island guys so it's it's it's Rangers in and -- and giants yankees from. That group is not a bad group -- -- done well terms of experiencing championships in your lifetime yeah I -- that shape he had the next seven point champion since the seventies yeah -- moment you know the Yankees have made up that giants won't giants have done well for themselves but yeah. To protect the details of tubes suitable that earlier figure it'd be Denver I was it's very painful for me bring you beat Denver on its. Year oh yeah now we thank god for New England that's all I can say I love it a -- actually we we've become giant fans when they play the patriots got purple. Yeah (%expletive) we should -- going that's good it feels like the universe corrected itself -- like the Red Sox starting get over on the Yankees -- universe gave the giants the patriot -- -- if you can have this to be gone now that the you look at your credits it's mostly TV shows right up. But most of some movies I think a couple movies and -- a movie with Eddie Murphy called imagine that which was colossal failure. Clearly Eddie Murphy was the guy dragging down that the concept of the movie I don't I mean I don't know why I don't know why movies work I don't know why when we shot mall -- -- -- likenesses seems fun and then it was colossal success so. You know it that's to me is way more unpredictable than television. You know I mean I guess even television is very predictable but you if I figure we're laughing we're doing a good job people some point -- laugh with us that in the movie you're just sort of like I hope somebody like this and we'll see how it turns out. So I mean yeah we. Mall cop was a great great time great movie great time shot in Boston a fun experience. How much different is. Stand up from that. You know like TV movies improbably mean or are your roots in yes I started in fear. And then I and then twelve years ago I started doing stand up in new York and I moved away and got a job -- store in the -- stated every night. After that it's it's great -- they all have pros and cons I like being able to say what I wanna say and you know express myself. On stage and not have you know someone writing something -- so it's it's it's -- freedom about that but then of course acting is great -- -- -- to work with some really great people. Whenever it you know he talked to a stand up comic I always -- really really interested in. I've found that most comics and I've talked to you always have like a great worst show ever story yeah elegant disasters show -- you have like -- a friend of mine asked me to do. Open for hand at this -- -- -- -- the PAL organization. But it was an el centro California which is down south but he didn't tell me we got there that nobody spoke English. Soul and the music but I thought you took Spanish in high school and I that I did but I don't know how to say anything in Spanish so ended up doing the show and just really. Over exaggerating all my pants. So just sort of acting them out Seoul and then yelling some stuff like that I just said it louder that they would understand the language got him. He had out of politeness I think that was pretty much -- yeah polite pause yeah they were nice people. What about the opposite spectrum -- is it do you ever probably blow me and last night. -- was the best I'm moving here I'm running for mayor because of mayor called I'll gladly take over if he's -- he's on the way out a good. I'll get my campaign together end we can start right now in and -- in this moment. I've had great. Shows. I'm hoping had to have a great show April 11 in New Orleans -- filling my Comedy Central our special. So that's what's look forward to that but yet -- in my shows that are. I -- fans people organized they come to the show and there are respectful they laugh and they get it I'm not too different and who I am on the show so it's not like it's -- a big change for people. They don't they expect you to be in. Like lead character or doing things have been. To me a lot Euro yet the line -- We EG I try to get all that away. We can purge their demons and then we go on from visited no -- that you take as a compliment they appreciate your character she do I take as a compliment it. And then but then in this times when it's you know. -- -- At Nordstrom's and my four year old it's not the time machine a blast. Or say that I have a pretty unit you know in San that's yes. That's inappropriate and I didn't helium if they wanna shout let -- talk all you want about it tonight guys -- all out freedom -- It's because you've done out as the helium look you know you're beautiful it really is it's at a club it's. I've -- on the wondered Philadelphia couple times in the and if this is just as beautiful in and you know they're they're properly were and they -- well managed. The V usually the cities that put him in there -- great -- cities though. There's one report and as well and and that's another great ones so. Yeah I mean -- clubs there are really really good good place to perform with like again you know the whole idea standup comedy Emmys. It's probably be amazing on some nights and like you said it's not gone so well. You know everybody -- and action -- the most awkward thing in the world how do you like that or how does that compare to. Acting or something with no studio -- -- most of the instant gratification instant response or lack -- -- yet it works. That's when you know when you when you're doing new stuff and you're working on new stuff you don't know how it's -- ago. Those are the the nights that can be long you know you don't really. Especially when. Nothing and I'm you know I'm a household name but such -- people are excited to see and hear you coming onstage. And they're like oh that's the guy from the league and it's interesting how this goes thinking and then you know it. You're working on a new joke or whatever and it doesn't go that well and then you know you feel like -- -- let them down but you have to do that -- It has to be done you've got. Unfortunately it's the only place where you see where the sausage is made you know you've got to see how these things work out -- you know you don't get the good stuff unless you try it and it doesn't go well couple times so you know it's it's interesting thing about stand out as it each night it's like it trial by fire sort of thing he tightening up stuff for that special dad this next three weeks I'm Linda I'm -- now every weekend. It's it's it's. Just tighten everything up figure out where you know their -- walls and it and -- can do about it and then just you know really really work it work it work until it's just that finely tuned machine -- it down there if you're just joining. Steve Brown as he's -- -- Kevin from the league you know he is in town performing as perform already and will perform again at helium. That shows tonight. And tomorrow night at eight and 1030. -- and bills and -- I was just I don't know now I know and make any reference a Super Bowl forty I was just you know I love below third rails that -- -- and -- I do you have a reference to the Super -- somewhere Mac but it's -- -- Losing is tough. And we got a guy -- OK you can -- doesn't really good job at it a little better but let's. -- I really wrote in your nice people. You're nice nice humans so there's really no need we had a lot of practice at it and we can take I think we -- there's that there's nobody cares about hockey we tend to get. Upset about you know there is possibly the all the time. Michael sensitive right now hello not a fact but it was left with football and the cold stuff we you know elaborate up of course -- -- -- -- -- it now. Steve -- between about wings again going to get -- -- guy that wins. Last night -- after a late dinner and it. Mothers and it was delicious that some wings for an appetizer and then mistake. 1039. This you know when you're when you're out acting in that's the way that's it and I -- I can't go to sleep -- after show do something he got on line right it's a little bit yeah a little bit yeah a little bit you go back to review all showing your head I'll do that today. Although I'd like for that what I'm doing facetious I'm taping the mall and I'll go back today sit down and watch them. Take notes try think about things and then go back in and then tonight in between shows. Normally you know that's around and hang out but denials that there was the first one. A lot of work to be done in the next couple weeks ago do you watch other guys and and and -- at this -- critique. I'll ideas or do you know I did in the beginning in my life as I was working the comedy store would sit there and you know you work in the covered with selling tickets and you wouldn't. There you know you were right there watching this show every single night watching you know people go up great people bad people. You know people on the way -- people on the way down so you saw all the different gamut of comedy. And you just can't help but absorb that in. Just what to do what not to do you learn you know different tricks in this and that so. But now it's more I mean my buddies I watched because I enjoy them you know I've got friends now that are all like. Sort of famous and we'll we'll sit and watch each other and and kind of help each other -- like Elvis tank is this event jokes rapper you know that right so it's you know that's kind of the way I want and and I favorites that people watch them like old I would have been a fan of this person regardless I would have been a fan of the murderer or at least Decatur. You know you know whether or not ever coming -- so I just can't help but just watch -- if you're. If you're ever under the weather is much you know our our producer Dan -- -- stand up so if you ever sick and you need a felon you know like an understudy I get it -- I acted totally -- shoes person on TV show that's the devil I am building up down here and -- -- -- -- my idea. Trying to build -- couple. It is colonies it's -- I'll call you if I'm ever terminally ill and -- someone who continue to leak from me and collect my pay check to get my money human drama that is that's relate. I was just trying to get is gone about it and I got to stand -- -- to stand up and up one night I didn't mean to take your job on FX or all of our arts and design which shows you all have I have this new show on Univision. How goodies here two year old your -- -- -- Eva like Akamai and -- and it's an hour and -- there aren't children. Behind the camera. So for shows to tonight through Saturday up. -- early show late show it went query on your -- game a lot of the other strategies and I didn't think you're buying tickets the early shows are usually at. Are more I don't know how to say it is their more. Not classy but they're more. Controlled these later shows turn into little bit of things that's when you Wear blue. You know not really but you do you have to be on your -- will be more people that consumed more thinking. Yet there they're a bit more. -- light load up the idea. That's a good thing or bad thing it's all that's all those things that's that's good and bad so yeah just you take -- you take the bad. Well thank. -- I appreciate you coming into this could you know your work at last thank you and -- and enjoy the -- your weekend have wings and have a great time will do -- thanks for him in the disease -- joining us from the league Kevin from the league you can see him tonight. At helium shows that eight and 1030 seems scheduled tomorrow night eight and 1030 check it out we need a laugh around here watching the sabres.

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