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Uh, Sam Huntington? Being Human isn’t really like this, is it? (Interview)

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience that includes David Naughton, Michael J. Fox, Jayson Werth and, of course, Werewolf Flanders… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

By BOB ANDELMAN

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Sam Huntington, “Being Human” (Syfy)

It’s not fair.

If you’ve been watching Syfy’s new series, “Being Human” – Monday nights at 9 p.m. – you know what I’m talking about.

The ghost, Sally, is always a ghost. The vampire, Aidan, is always a vampire. But Josh — the third leg of TV’s oddest roommate arrangement since the original season of MTV’s “Real World” —only turns into a werewolf every 30 days or so, on the eve of a full moon.

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Meanwhile, he has to listen to “I need to suck some blood, blah, blah, blah” and “I can’t touch anyone, blah, blah, blah” the rest of the month.

But Sam Huntington, who plays Josh, makes the role come to life anyway in this extremely well-cast, if sometimes overly gory blood fest that mixes elements of “True Blood,” “Nurse Jackie” and a Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoon adventure.

Hear it now!SAM HUNTINGTON audio excerpt: “There’s that line in the first episode where Sally says, ‘At least I don’t masturbate to “Nova.”‘ And that implies that she’s watched me masturbate to ‘Nova.’ That’s a little uncomfortable. And who knows what else she’s seen.” 

You can LISTEN to this interview with SAM HUNTINGTON, star of Syfy’s BEING HUMAN, by clicking the audio player above!

Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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Hagar the Horrible cartoonist Chris Browne talks about the family business! (Interview)

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of famous vikings including Leif Ericksen, Erik the Red and Brett Favre… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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By BOB ANDELMAN

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Hagar the Horrible is getting his due. Finally.

The adventures of one of the most unique, consistently funny comic strip characters – a dirty, drunken viking, of all things – is finally being collected in book form with publication of Hagar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles.

The strip, created in 1973 by Dik Browne – co-creator of with Mort Walker of “Hi and Lois” – holds a special place in my heart. When it debuted, I was a 13-year-old with his own subscription to the Newark Star-Ledger. My parents paid for home delivery of the New Brunswick Home News, but it was an afternoon paper with horrible comics and even worse sports coverage. So I took my own money each week – earned cutting lawns in the summer, shoveling snow in the winter – and paid for a morning Star-Ledger subscription.

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I’m proud to say I have read Hagar from the very beginning.

It was a big kick then, a few years ago when an odd business magazine assignment landed me in the Sarasota, Florida home and studio of Chris Browne, son of Dik and his successor on Hagar. Chris was a wonderful host and I think it safe to say we hit it off famously.

Friendship aside, it’s taken me years to convince Chris to step up to the microphones for a Mr. Media® interview, but the timing couldn’t be better as we celebrate his father Dik’s original work and Chris’ continuing efforts on Hagar the Horrible.

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Hear it now!CHRIS BROWNE audio excerpt: “Hamlet, the thin little wisp of a boy in the comic strip, was based on me when I was younger and much wispier.” 

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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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Harry’s Law star Nate Corddry will be getting even with brother Rob for several years to come! (Interview)

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of jealous, out-of-work former co-stars from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

By BOB ANDELMAN

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Nate Corddry, “Harry’s Law,” NBC

What’s the difference between brothers Nate Corddry and Rob Corddry?

Isn’t it obvious? They’re both solid actors, good for a laugh and each will probably swear to being mother’s favorite.

So what is it really?

 

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Rob’s the devilish one, the recent co-star of Hot Tub Time Machine . It’s probably those years on “The Daily Show” – he always appears to have an itinerary other than the apparent one.

Nate, on the other hand, is the angelic one co-starring on NBC’s new legal drama, “Harry’s Law,” every Monday night at 10 p.m. He comes across as sweet, angelic and thoughtful. He was also one of the most under-appreciated stars on NBC’s crazy 2006 behind-the-scenes series, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” (Nate was also on Showtime’s “United States of Tara.”)

Nate, I bet, is the one mothers should warn their daughters about.

One more tip: Nate still has his hair. Duh.

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Hear it now!NATE CORDDRY audio excerpt: “I put up with so much crap as a kid–it’s all coming back now. The amount of times Rob sent me on wild goose chases and beat me up in the backyard? I have at least three or four years of criticizing him to make up for that.” 


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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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Ladies, step right up and shake hands with Outsourced’s Manmeet! (Interview)

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of lovelorn sitcom characters waiting for their chance to impress a girl on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

By BOB ANDELMAN

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Sacha Dhawan, ‘Outsourced’

Network television has given us some truly memorable character names.

Dobie Gillis.

Gilligan.

Peter Tork.

Fonzie.

But one from this season has them all beet. Headsets down, it’s “Manmeet” on NBC’s “Outsourced.”

Get it? He’s Man-meat!

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My guess, however, is that what seemed like a fall-down funny idea in the writer’s room before the season started never really gained the expected traction after the first episode when Manmeet’s new American boss, Todd Dempsey, finds it hysterical but none of the Indian employees understands what’s so funny.

Manmeet – as played by Sacha Dhawan – is simply too gentle and sweet a character to keep clobbering with the same one-note joke. As the series developed, the writers have found much better uses for his talents.

Of all the crazy characters on “Outsourced” – which airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. after “30 Rock” – Manmeet is the most grounded, the most Indian “Average Joe” on the show. He is its Jim Halpert (“The Office”) or Jeff Winger (“Community”), providing laughs yet balance in the portrayal of India’s call center employees at Mid America Novelties.

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Hear it now!SACHA DHAWAN audio excerpt: “What ‘Outsourced’ is doing is bringing the West and East together through these characters, who are believable and lovable at the same time.” 

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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.

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