18 Burst results for "Stephen Merchant"

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

"Did they did you go to the premier with them and all that sort of stuff I showed it to them beforehand to spray on them. And so they sat there, and it was very emotional for them because they had to relive, you know, these these highlights, but also these these these low moments as well. Right. And they were very emotional. But gave me because afterwards, and that's awesome. Yeah. And again for a guy that doesn't follow that world this page is she still a big deal in the she's a big deal, but she has been injured significantly. And so she can't wrestle oh. Which is a great sadness. But she still with the company, and she's still there, and she's been promoting the movie, and she's very passionate. But she's great. He's enormous entertaining. There's a reason she became a superstar. She she she free cars. My very good at what she does. Great Tokar, very funny. And so she's been a real great ambassador for. The film as well. The the other women in this movie are are they based on real people as well that went onto some success or they just kind of place holders. They were they were based on real people. But I didn't my initial plan was to have real restless playing all the rest is except for Florence. But that didn't quite work. And so in the end, I made them sort of combination areas women because she were various people similarly, Vince phones characters that combination of a number of trainers that patriot. But there will based on on real people and meeting with the real people talking with them, and you know, so I I did my g diligence my research, and I've become a fan of resting. I think in in really movie yet because I just any what you don't realize until you, particularly until you see it live is this combination of its stunt work and its choreography it showmanship. It's soap-opera it's comedy. You know, it's a real unique makes of things I understand why the fans flip for it's very it's very heady. When you go to that I found. Myself getting into those scenes in the movie, and I was like, I I don't watch this stuff. But I'm like, I get it. And I feel like I was getting it like, yeah. I would I would watch this fun. It's fun to see graver. Shame. Shame. Shame. Good. See your favorite. I know Johnson, of course, because they assist I know his name on a daily basis, but I saw the shameless extra figure at target. Yeah. And see one of the two guys in the the craft service. He's in the movie yet. The big show. He he can make Conan Winston was. I did a thing with him where he put me in a fireman's carry or something may or may not have broken my back in the day. It you saw. I don't do. This don't do this. And all of a sudden. You know what you're doing? I don't know. Even if you say, just go limp. Just go limp. I'm still not gonna go limp because I'm scared to death to get a break. My back seems like maybe you should have stretched out like he should've given you a chance to stretch out. A little bit antifreeze recognize not shame is his bag. Anything about your personal life? Are you married, man? You in a relationship a relationship with the beautiful Mercedes? Yeah. Say How how long? long? Come up three years terrific. Yeah. And she's back in England as well or no she's here in LA here in the states. But we go back and forth..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

"Do it all the time. Like, all right. I'll try it. Hey, wait a minute mates. Give roommates. How do you force his apartment? Know, he doesn't he's begging for money on the internet. My roommates are not there in the same situation. But you know, they just moved out here. Some went how long have you had roommates? I swear to God never told us. This quite lived with me for. Since the beginning of February last year. Maybe what how do, you know? This only issue. We had remains. Yes, I don't know who they are. But I do know he has roommates because I I asked him to to help me with a thing. And he said, I don't have an extra room because I have a roommate. So this you're making us look like the most self absorbed assholes. How would we? Ever really bring up because it's a big part of your story that you are, you know, financially strapped than you. And we always said you should get roommates. Be far more financially strapped had they not who are these remains that they're introducing you to drugs right night. One of them is very holistic oriented like he's very into natural stuff. And he's the one who was helping me get into being vegan, which I've completely failed. So that's why the vegan started. Yeah. You got this new weirdo living with you. Yeah. Pretty much which I need to get back. I know you don't I've already put way back on the horrible. But you're happier. That is true you were miserable. When you were here. Here you were skinnier, but you were miserable. Nobody wanted to be around. You. It was awful. You look great now with a smile, right? You got some face back on you. Too much face just rewind to a second that you guys have never done any. No. I'm just intrigued. Because this seems like, you know, everyone is at least dabbled Bunsen if you're in the comedy world showbusiness world, you know, where where that kind of decadent behavior is happening all the time. How have you? Did you avoid it be of choice just through you know, never. I never drank either. I know you don't you still don't have you ever taken it. Eighteenth birthday had one beer that was it. And I you know, I I'll have like a tiny sip of champagne at a wedding, but that doesn't count. So. So what would you guys say, I'm interested to know? Now is the most and roll thing you have done in your life. Well, I was drunk for ten years. Oh, like, see. This is. So I'm sober coming up on twenty year. That's a draw. So it's your it wasn't that you just were always kind of good guy. And absent an upstate from things. You had your own addiction did now to me what it was is. And I've talked about this in the past. And I apologize Mr. for doing it again. But Stephen is not heard my story and not wanna hear it anymore. I'm no, I mean, treat I there was awareness about it being a legal like drugs are illegal. I'm not going to partake illegal activity yet. I would drive drunk everyday. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. But I would not Oto drugs or legal. I can't do that. And then I also saw certain people in my life the way drugs affected them. So and it was like I don't want to do that. Yeah. I don't wanna go down that path..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny

03:04 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

"Don't get me at my. I mean, even know you you're a couple of sentences on the internet. It's true. But if you're off put by a list of negative qualities like, that's my brand it's not gonna work out. So you kind of have to be into a list of the things you can't be. I'm not gonna date you refer yourself as your brand. Hang on Stephen merchant's walk. Welcome into Stephen nice to see you come on in. I gotta assume that a man does that the what is your name? You're letting it is Amanda Stephen come on his sit down comfortably. This is Hannah she's from pod swag. But she's leaving play on. Good to see you. Yes. Graham, get out. Enjoy very nice to meet you want bigger the shirts. My add up. All right. That's had a Stephen merchant just walked in. He had some the wireless headphones around his head. So he wouldn't have to speak to Amanda in the in the car. I imagine. That's why those on I'm gonna put these on you qualify. Listen to this while we drive. How are you? Yeah. How you guys doing? Okay. We're getting now this. Here's what's exciting about you being here. And you don't know this, nor should you. We've been trying to get you on our show for thirteen years. Yeah. You are as Matt said before you got here, you are one of the few people that can literally walk in here and say we were I was doing a podcast before you two idiots. That's why I am a cuss pioneer. You are. And we went into the Guinness Book of world records for most downloaded podcast. I mean that was less impressive in the. There were two other protocol. Yeah. Well, fill the burn. Yes. And I love podcasting. It's it's great. You know? I mean, you know, you know, you don't have to shave or prepare, and you can have with your own dribble. You know, he's free. So people the they will listen, do we charge a couple of bucks? You do we? Well, I guess this episode is this for free. Yeah. We do have a pay wall up to make good. We could make from the the casualties ner. Those people. That's right. All right. Stephen merchants. He's we'll take a break in a second here. And then we'll reset this name. He's got a brand new movie that he wrote in directed called fighting with my family that I had the pleasure of seeing yesterday. Well, good Matt you saw yesterday Garin you saw yesterday. And we all we all decided we're going to wait until you got here to tell you. There's a chance all three of us wept. Good is the dream. I almost on we'll seriousness. I my dream. Is that grew man of Christ doing this moving accomplish? Oh, terrific. Yeah. I'm pretty pleased. Really, really great. That's the highest price only if you can take someone on the emotional journey makes them reduce them to tears, and you like kind of toughened Stevie guys who don't cry of here when you cleaned your glasses. So that we are not. Yeah. You guys you probably a little bit of jail. Tommy, or perhaps, I you know, you were you were out in Iraq. Two tours of Iraq. You are. So I'm either the fact that you've been reduced to tears..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

"But it looks terrifying. I thought you were going to it looks terrible. And you would have been right about anything. You just search her? It's unwatchable, but we can't stop watching it. Right. I mean, it looks like the scary on guard children nightmare. Or whatever. Which is a huge hip. I guess that's what everyone wants. You should. It's I don't know. I mean, I think the weirdness of it wears off pretty soon like early. I don't even think like they keep the judges keep saying this is weird on the now it's not that we're doing like when Keenan was like what is going on. But we're eight weeks. This isn't all that weird for the line to be singing. Right. We're just completely like all we're doing is trying to figure out who it is. And care about the fact that there weren't this. Once you go week one. We've got the lion out there singing line Qasem. Now, you just put a scrim up that have him sing behind a wall. And I wouldn't be just as happy direction is fun though. I can't stand it. Really? Oh, I think we're pretty hard to to make the females for the songs and stuff. I don't appreciate that. I I hear what you're saying. This bullshit. I don't hell except Danielle did like the monster a little Sudan. Yeah. Yeah. Some of them change like the rabbit change to peacock doesn't really well people change a little bit. And the beat doesn't change at all. I think a lady ones are amazing. I think it's the only thing about it. That's really impressive. I got it. I know. I know you're be right. It would be cool. If they changed costumes, we give her Bs, maybe or no just like completely changed. But I know that they have to have the identity. You gotta identify. Morph? They've they've gotten way too into that part too. Like, you know, like why like talking about that early on? It's like why did they choose? What is this? Like it. Doesn't mean anything they picked five costs to Jackson's and alien. Okay. I guess maybe she's weird. I got doesn't it doesn't like don't don't think that's going to help you. You know what I mean? Right. Like, there's. Oh, yes. The peacock. Because of course, this guy raises peacocks. That was a pa- Sar thing to put the toy Jackson an alien costume. That seem once it seems full I'm guessing she probably had some say in it. Maybe I just why do you think she embraces it? But like for for Fatone the rabbit had like the straitjackets, and I don't think it was ever. But is that a clue that's a great point. Because the things that we've been watching for weeks. They don't address at. All right. Like that. It's like why why the rabbit, sir? Yeah. Which seems like a pretty. Grab it comes from the Korean original or the like the loves nerve. That's a great question. I did watch some of that. Although the KOREAN WON The first one was the one in Thailand, I watched one from Thailand for some reason, I think it's career. Okay. But anyway, they they had no because they had stuff like there's were actually arguably weirder. Like there would be one. That was just like a sushi roll. I think that's great. That's what I want to see you all season two right around the corner. They should definitely have the the performers pick. And have a reason why they picked I would like to know for the burrito. There were multiple foods on the on the different the Taiwan that I watched. Yeah, I'm trying to think what the other foods were some of. These names are quite interesting. Names Korean-version stage name self luminous, mosaic. Yes. Some of the more abstract like, they weren't a thing. It was just kind of like two buckets of gold liqueur for lacquers. How to that's Amazon cat. I don't know what half this stuff means right with love pencil. Well, again, this is. Helped me I'm sick. Translation, translation, think sounds like a bad gooky swallow. Okay. Okay. All right, gang swallow. The thing about the the one the Taiwan. When I was watching it. I didn't know what the premise was. I just lay just was funny. And also they would sing in English half the time they would sing American songs..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Never Not Funny

"It depends on the age of the child. You know, what's in the playboy? That's nice articles about John Wayne. Sure. Greg. What is it that article came up a year ago? It's like once a year this John Wayne thing rears, you're familiar with happening. He he made some comments back in the seventies, very sexual sexist racist closed minded, bigoted, right Garin, and but a year ago, it was all over Facebook. And then apparently this week again it happened again where? I mean, just. Look, I don't wanna make excuses. It was a different time. But for some reason, it was more accepted back then to speak this way. I feel like the jury has been in on on John Wayne for decades. We all knew. Played a native American. I think we know where he lands when he also killed in other movies, many other movies killed in native Americans, and that's an acting role. We can't blame him for that. He took it. But that was the time when take it to there was hundreds of people all those movies too. And they're like this is what this is what we do. Where where Cowboys killing the this Indians kill Cowboys. It's not only did he took. I will say I remember watching the searchers when I was in high school in the early nineties when political correctness was, you know, the first generation put a political correctness one point zero was booting up. And I was horrified by how racist the searchers was is that right? And it's it's considered this great movie, and it is very well made. But it's like, it's it's really blatantly racist. And so it's it's jarring, by modern standards dummy. Put his watch on the we've talked about that though about how that when I use that type of ban. That was the only thing that made it fit, right? But you can't handle the ace synchronous now. Because no one knows what we're talking takes any your wrist, and it's uncomfortable. I I don't know how many John Wayne movies I've seen in my life. If I had account one. I couldn't even tell you which one that is true grit. Maybe maybe true, grit because you were probably eight when that came out. But I'm sure I watched a lot of stuff like on WGN reruns Sunday afternoons. I did Trump. Boy, it wasn't bad. It wasn't bad. I wanted to get mad at it. And so it wasn't necessary. Yeah. Isn't that? Sure. I've seen any John Wayne movies out of the thing about it. I have the searchers and have the Disney and the common cherubs or something. I don't know that one. He's not very good at right now. He's not a good actor. He won that one. Oscar disconnect out of pity at the end of his career. Oh is that? Right. I think for true grit. No, my dad loves them. My dad loves him. I don't think it's as a person. Right. But as an actor like it might be one of my dad's favorite actors, which if you grew up you've seen. You know, right. But it's the type of movie like if you grew up in the fifties. And that was your hero. A boy in the fifties. Gonna love Western's or they're going to love one of three things you either love war movies cowboy movies, or I don't know. Even what the third thing would be detective, what would he back, then they're really really Holly. They had romance. They had just have some SCI, but they are cheesy. But kids wouldn't really watching more movies because it would be considered the monster movies. Maybe you go. She lives in your maybe Sifi. I think that. Yeah. I think you're right. You're right. That you make his my dad's what seventy five years old. So he was in the going to go to the cinema in the fifties. Where it was the oh, the new John Wayne westerns playing and my dad loves loves westerns. And I fought it for years. But I as as I've gotten older, I enjoy the western I I like a good western I a lot of those old ones..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"That was fun. So if you were to go in the ring would your wrestling name be I'm going to have to come up with a fun name on. I okay, I have the the best, but the worst surname ever. And it is so shocking to stop making Malcolm nations of different words with it. I think you'd have to be upset this before. But like, even my move would be the poster or my name would be the pew STA and just use it to my advantage. And everybody would have to get to grips that that is the way to snow, but it's coming out it works. The huston. Could you imagine? If I did the Pulitzer on someone. Only white what to me. Oh, my good sounds like like zone someone. No, I won't shit on anyone recipe. Move in the ring. God how amazing but often with that bay? Very page of so sorry. Love daily of not not laughing at your profession. I'm laughing at my name. I would be I I mean, maybe it wouldn't. I mean w w yet. But I'm sure there's shitting wrestling somewhere in the world, we'll have to Google it. And I'll put my name down next to it. There. Brought to you by the new. Okay. Noth- of shitting. Complete tonal complete total. You've been I'm not sure how to lead into this question you've been working with Greta gerwig. Totals? From pouring on people to suddenly Little Women. The most. Adila classic. There is yet. Sure. Little Women stood. Renew. My ribbons in right now. I changed mine light CRA is gone and my ribbons, Erin. So are you filming right now? Right. We've finished finish. And it was like one of those same as vita, my family, really one of these films where you're onset, and you're working with the same people every day, and then suddenly like open your eyes and go, whoa. Oh, there are so many important people in this room. I bet screw it up. But an amazing an amazing shoot and such a such a ridiculous core group of people to work with including Greta being the director. Yeah. It was mecca, and it's one of those films that you you you realize how lucky you are to be there. And I'm so happy that it shows me to be Amy. And I hope it's going to be as specialists via of the versions have been so. Yeah. Thanks cross. To sing that. I'm really excited to see that too. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's my time. But thank you the pew STA, I will not peace to anyone in this room. I wonder if I can actually use that term again. Now, it's been tainted. Thank you very much testing. Okay. Lebas Florence Pugh, and we're going to go straight into one more fighting with my family interview. Now, the film Mark see solo Darah to'real debut of Stephen merchant who's been adding strings to his rookie surveys free bow of late, but with this an acting turns in Logan and the girl in the spider's web..

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Giovanna Devo Wyatt, Lisbeth And Rashida Jones Keenan Thompson discussed on Chad Benson

Chad Benson

01:16 min | 2 years ago

Giovanna Devo Wyatt, Lisbeth And Rashida Jones Keenan Thompson discussed on Chad Benson

"The girl with the dragon tattoo in this installment Lisbeth is back and finds herself and her lover trapped in a web of danger from. Spies. Hackers and the government itself. Clara foiling, Keith Stanfield, Sylvia hoops, and Stephen merchant's star in this crime thriller taking audiences back to World War Two is the war horror film overlord just hours before d day. An allied force parachutes the Nazi occupied France to destroy a crucial communications hub with the soldiers. Must fight off a Riddick. Enemy fighters created in a sinister and top secret laboratory project, Giovanna Devo Wyatt. Russell John Madero invoking Woodbine star and another holiday favorite gets rebooted again for the big screen in the Grinch in this three d computer animated comedy the title character hates Christmas. And schemes to steal it from the nearby residents of whoville Benedict. Cumberbatch Rashida Jones Keenan Thompson and Angela lansbury lend their voices to this retelling of the Dr Seuss classic. Still in theaters are Bohumil rhapsody, the nutcracker and the four realms. Nobody's Fool a

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"Lobs. Last question. Where's your favorite? Hang out in Bristol and what's so good about it? My favorite hangout in Bristol. That's my hometown. Jeez, I really. Yeah. I mean, when I visit there, I hang out with my relatives. So I guess my my parents conservatory glass room on the back of their house. Is that my favorite I got in Bristol, could be yeah. Or the library, the library library, how do you say librarian English? Liberal labor? Is it library? Yeah, I thought it was you say it funny. Like I let you, how would you say like Varian libertarian. It's the same thing liberal area in LeBron now it's not liberal, just librarian. Fuck sake. All right. This has been a real treatment. I, I thank you for loan being side of you today. Of course you're always, as I said before, you're always welcome insight seldom. Do you find someone who has their shit together? You have, you know, you love yourself. I just had a love myself, but I think we own. Yeah, we got. Okay. Sometimes you're like, hey, you're dude? Yeah, I like what you do. I do have a thing which, and this is the signs like a real. This is something would someone would say, who has very low self esteem if disappear off the place for planet, everyone will be fine. That'd be fine. Nobody needs me. I would be very upset. I appreciate that, but you'd be fine. You'd get on fine with that me. You know, you'd be like, oh, that guy's go, okay. And you get on with your life. And I felt that most I think I think anybody thinks certainly rob, but I don't know. I think they're probably. Yep, but no one would miserable, but my point. I would. I think there's some people who do think they are. They're everything right on. There's some people that believe they're the really love themselves. Don't you think so? Yes. I think there are a lot of people that really love themselves. I, you know, I think that you are always striving for that, right? We always like, hey, I want to be a good human being. I eventually I want to say, hey, you know, I'm a, I'm a good person. I try to be a good person every day that's import do the right thing. Say the right thing to help your fellow man. I mean that brought you do right? That's what we do try to be an asshole. Yeah. Yeah, I think ending on. That's pretty good. Turn out to be an asshole. There was a message for the world is child to be an asshole much love. Thanks for coming on. Thank you..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"Radio station. Well, after the success of our TV stuff, they invite us back and we returned as a conquering heroes, and we hosted a radio show, and that was where we were given a man to produce and press the buttons. And that guy was called Pilkington. And Kyle, we thought was just a guy just tech guy on a producer guy, and we started asking him questions on air and low. And behold, it was a gold mine of Britain's and I think my so my phone has memories. The first moment we were talking about something on the air and car was telling a story and he said, blah, blah, blah. And the next door neighbors who kept two horse in their hikes. Anyway, they'd go away. The weekend, and we will what kept the horse in the house. And he's like, yeah, anyway, and he didn't realize that was the interesting part of the story. He just a was of. Again, that's not a big deal, and then we pursued whatever avenue that was. And we found out this crazy family with a horse in the house. And I think that was when we're like, oh, this guy's just going is just you keep in touch. You talk to him. He was here in just a couple of weeks ago. Are you just saying he doesn't make you smile right when you see him? He's just a sweet man. He's just a great man. A really great guy. Terrific and eleven. Do, I guess in your age you're not that you're old, but you like to just hang you like to work and hang out with people that you just adore, like just enjoy you. Two were too old for this shit. Right? We got enjoy people either help us, you know, workwise, you know, fulfill our dreams or people that are just buy them a good. Yeah, absolutely. At Neo star eighty four. My question for steam would be if you could choose another moment history to reenact on drunk history, will she played Lincoln twice at the Lincoln twice. The only curse a deaf? Yeah, right. Well, that's a tricky one. Isn't it? Because. Wearing history. One, I think for me is what he's one of the reasons. I don't like costume parties or as we call it in England. Fancy dress is I like to do a costume. I'd like to be exact. So if I'm gonna play a character for movie, I want to look like the character in the movie and promise. When you're six foot seven, we'd be glasses there are, if you think there aren't that many people that you can pretend to be right, that's the with hits you. Like I was frustration when I did Lincoln in one of my head to the beard wasn't quite right. You know, at the top. Lap, and I felt like I wasn't willing to shave off because I was being a diva, but at the same time it wasn't appropriate. And so I've got frustrate whenever I see this, the beer's not right. And so I'm thinking last time on those went off and then I'm thinking, we'll hang on. Who in history could I play the United. You know what I mean? I'm a good match for the accurately. Could I think you well, you're thin like me, right? I look at your facial hair, maybe even you could do teddy Roosevelt, that will be yes. Well, that that makes more sense because he was a big guy, right? Or maybe Colonel Saunders is he a historical faking by everybody's doing him. Right. That's true. A little much, but while Bill hickok she doesn't have glasses, you don't have to have glasses glasses. We can't see shit actually. Now I can you see when you take them off, can you see anything is a blur blur a little blur. So blur you get contacts. I just feel like this point a shape I can't be. It seems very fiddly you know, just putting contact lenses in about that. What's it called basic. That's what I meant. I said, I'm nervous around lasers. I grew up watching JAMES BOND movies in which laser very dangerous. They could cut through steel. A goal finger was gonna kill bone with with a laser. Why would up near my hat mood dot.

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"I have a just this feeling that people are going to see you in a completely different light and they already are in terms of your acting because I think you've like developed into a really good actor. Appreciate that. Thank you. Know I, I'm like going, holy shit. Like I think your depth with, they don't know yet. I could see it. I just have this feeling. I've been acting my whole life and I look at you and I could see you playing a role that just I would love to. I appreciate that. I mean, I think you could play really dark and it's so funny because like, oh, he's funny, he's, this is Steve. This is the laugh laughing, but now you're getting a lot of roles like people are looking at you differently. Right? And you enjoy that. Yeah, just did this and this movie that girl in the spider's web, right where the trailers were more dramatic. Another dramatic rolled off to the this movie. I did Logan the and yes on. I appreciate that. And I think it's tricky, isn't it? Because you know, you'll speak to any agent or professional in that will always say, yeah, every comedian wants to do drama and every drama personals tonight. And so I understand he's a bit of a cliche, but I think is just. As you said, different muscle to exercise, it's a different challenge. The one thing I have always tried to do is least keep trying to do something a bit different. You know, non just recycled Sally started today. Right? Right. And doing things differ, you get bored doing the same thing. Right? And so the drama stuff and it's a real challenge. It's really, it's hard. It's tough, but I think you know with you, I see someone who knows themselves pretty well. Right? Like you have like, enable, you know who you are. I know my limitation, you know your limitations, which I think helps, you know, tell me about Joe, Joe rabbit. This is a movie. I just did a par in directed by Tyco which use a terrific writer director and performer, and he's obviously best known probably for that Thor, ragnarok movie, which he wrote direct or what we do in the shadows. That's terrific tested and didn't get the TV version. Don't come on Netco. I think. He's done a movie, which is an adaptation of a book in which is a very dark satirical comedy, a banks, a little boy during the nineteen forties who is joins the Hitler youth and his imaginary best friend is Hitler played by taika. And as I say, it's a very sort of black comedy. That sounds brilliant. It's it's, it's very, it's great, and it's very embarrass. The tone is ambitious. Is that come out? I'm not sure when that comes out, but I just I played a Gestapo officer and that was great. And he's amazing, and I was acting Sam, Rockwell who I adore, just a genius and again, intimidated by just his brilliance. But lovely man. And again, you know, when you beat someone, then you wear it with them and they're a nice person and they're encouraging and support. If you you, you just you just raise your game. Do you ever feel like, you know when you're, I mean you talk about a role, you discuss it with the director, but then when you go to do it and they say action and any of these movies or anything, do you ever feel like? I think it in the first one didn't get on a second figuring it out right now. I don't know what the director wants them trying to understand it. I'm ho- shit. Am I going to be able to do this? Yes, a, we'll definitely. Certainly in the in the drama stuff, I feel that, yeah, I feel a lot more see than doing comedy. And what's usually the vibe of the feeling the the direction that you, you know, is it usually they want you to go further. They want you to go deeper, always deeper, but I think the thing I've realised is. I've always again because I think I am quite secure myself. I'm always happy to say director of the bat. It's not an ego, China, it's not me playing an ego game with them. You know, I'm all tell them straight away, whatever you need from me. You know, if you need you wanna give me a line reading, reading talent. I love because then I feel reassured because I think when you go when you go amiss, and in any aspect of your life is when you.

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"So all of the cliches are accurate, but I think all the joy of it is that's the stuff that I think sort of slightly underrepresented is I think people assume that you do the things you do because you wanna win awards or gonna red carpet, and they've you do Michael. Good luck to you. But for me, I like the mechanics of it. You know, I liked the mechanics of singing a room and writing a project that's and working with people in figuring out the execution. I like building a jigsaw. You don't care about awards at all. I have won an award since two thousand and four. So you do it does bother you a little? No, it doesn't bother me, but I only bothers me in the sense that I realized what currency it has, which I never realized to get your next job or the bigger job. You need this. This occurred to you that maybe you've done it like like if you look back ago? Well, I created a tremendously successful franchise, a huge show that one a lot of awards that made me a lot of money that I could probably retire another show. After that I movie star. I'm doing big movies. Now, working with big directors, I'm now being seen in a different light. I mean, it's a great, but like when does it become I've done enough unless it's just really fun and I have a hard time understanding how people maybe not you, but some people they are always working and they can't stop working. And if they had the choice, if they had enough money to stop working, if you ask anybody in middle America, hey, you work at Al where I grew up in Indiana at this plant, fifty hours a week, and even if they like their job, somebody said, hey, you don't have to work anymore if you don't want them. No one's gonna work, Ravi easy. This is different. We're very lucky, do what we do and making movies, but there's a lot of stress. There's a lot of things that come along with the ever. I'm forty three right now. I'd like to be able to say that maybe when I'm sixty, I just don't do anything, or will you be always doing? I do is work. The things that I tried to steer towards other thing. Other parts of this job that I enjoy the most. Like I say, I, you know, working with other writers or create if people and sitting in a room and trying to crack story or figure out jokes, whatever it might be. I find enormously enjoyable. It's it's if I would do this as a hobby. I joined comic books as a kid I liked. I liked just doing that the nuts and bolts of it. I like editing, I would sit there and a project. I love that. It's like it's again, it's like a puzzle to be solved. And so to me, why would I stop? Because I would only do this for free in my spare time anyway, who you know really well spoke. So that's how I feel about it. Now, the thing, the thing, the stuff that I don't enjoy so much is as an actor being, you know, traveling away. I'm home and being having to live in a hotel and that stuff. All of which seem very exciting when I was a when I was young. And now as in my fourteen starts to fill ruling tough and wearing in a bit lonely. And so yes. So certainly there's also I think there's an, there's an attempt as I get into my forties to try and ease off a bit and make sure you spend time with friends and family and loved ones, and you know, in girlfriends and so you look out for that, you say, hey, you know what?.

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"I mean random chance in the sense that that we were all just. You know bits of dust floating in the in the cosmos, that instance of random chance in terms of as much in terms of whether any human has any agency. I was obviously trying to get into show business so I was going, they're trying to make it happen. I made some of my own luck. Sure. Like by putting myself in situations where these things could occur, if I'd just simply sat in my home in my parents had a, I'd have been really lucky to avoid that where I am. Right. So we think it's like an energy to it's like, if you know, I always say, you know, when I went to New York, I mean, call it silly. It said, you know, I wanna make Gary Oldman. I'm gonna meet. Gary Oldman. I in a restaurant went, I met. I like this. This is the energy I met Gary Oldman and we sat there and talks and it was great. I said, I'm gonna meet him right when I get to New York and somehow I met him and then I would start leaking came out though. I mean, you had you heard he might be seeking out, but no one of my friends called me from Carmine restaurant in New York's again, you would made it new areas here Gary's at the restaurant. So I don't know. Maybe I didn't. Maybe that was just random. But I'm saying that because you were putting their, that's what I'm saying open. Someone may happen. Yeah. Yeah. And that's the same as me. I was saying to people I want to do comedy. I wanna do a sitcom. I want to be involved in radio and coming in, and therefore, you know, what would you be doing right now? If you, if you just decided not to be an actor you'd be, what would you do if it was in show business? I think I'd like to have been a like a university professor a Tino, you know, like an academic writing kind of books that no one reading read, really, I like to lie researching and making swells. What books do you like that? No one knows. Well, you know, all the see since I since I left university, I'm not reading books about sort of Marxism as much as I was right. I used to like that where you were, you got signed the project and you had to research in the library and and and make notes in and develop an argument or thesis or couldn't do that. Never into that. That's a gift. That's an Ricky probably can do that either. I don't show he has the patients a smart man, and I'm not exactly I don't have the patience to do that. Right or the intellect problem. Right, right. I think it's more patients like, I think if you just really replied yourself to, let's say a little patient. Right? But I couldn't be a doctor. You think he'd be a doctor that you could know? Because I don't think I understand science science. I've always struggled with. I understand history and the arts and literature and language, the science math. I don't get confused with us. Do love the entertainment industry. Do you really. Yeah. Oh yes. I enjoy what I do enormously, yes, but all of the bullshit that's the people say about the entertainment industry is true. I mean, like well, for instance, you know, when people talk about the the cutthroat nature of Hollywood, I don't think anyone can deny that. That's true. That's true. Yeah..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"And then I realized that that seems like an error because the BBC going back to my parents saying, you know, make sure you get somebody to full-back all in case this show biz ABC's or the pub. Come on. Yeah. So I jumped ship and I joined the BBC left freaky in the lurch, but then secretly behind the BBC's back. I would go back every Sunday and do a radio show with Ricky, and I never use my name or go pay for it because I was sort of cheating on the BBC really. They would've fired you, in theory, they could have done, you couldn't be, oh, so you went back to work with Ricky. So he was by that point hosting a radio show, they'd realize funny he was, and then I was psychic on there, but I was sort of I could never use my last name in case anyone heard. I just was known as Steve, I think just Steve Steve. Now, where are you guys doing stuff like obviously on the side like, oh my God, you really enjoyed each other, right? I mean, you always wanted to hang out. You were always laugh. Yes, you're always coming up with ideas. This is what we should do. Did you feel like this is we have a future together? Something here I wanna work. Yes. I know he's talent. Yes, I definitely there was definitely chemistry and that was something only magnified as we did the radio show. And I think we had a report very quickly. The I was very excited by we both were nothing that became obvious quickly that we kind of were thinking along the same lines and you know, and that's what you're always looking for in any kind of. And you were going back because you are enjoying this much more than the BBC without was the thing. As I remember part of my role at the BBC, it was a, it was a trainee scheme. It was very actually, as I subsequently discovered that she very prestigious and difficult to gals always very lucky, but because I didn't realize that initiates why turned it down. Then I subsequently realized all this is actually something of a golden ticket because you know, Willie Wonka saw. I get to kinda see how the factory the chocolate factory works, and so it was really it was. It was really actually turned out to be great essay, but part of my responsibilities would be because I was essentially cheap labor. They'd go in send me on some show in the Midland's I didn't want to see and I be living in some cold flat, you know, and miserable. I didn't know anybody and I'd be doing some job. I didn't like and I'd call Rick and he'd be sort of boating on regions part lake at two pm in the afternoon. But subsequently he was fired from the radio station. As was I for the radio show library fire. It got taken over by other people, and I think they just thought why we imploding these people. And then of course, once the magic of the office happened, I had that can happen. I mean, you've told the story million tasha, but like I have, but you know, it's. That I will go. But no. Now what happened was the BBC I was given a camera team for day and told to make a little documentary as a as a as a training exercise chur, and instead of doing a real documentary, I did a fake one with Ricky, and that's it. And that sort of basically became the office. So we were off to the races, really. I mean, I mean, isn't that just a lucky thing that happened if you weren't supposed to do that if they didn't say, hey, this is what we want you to do that day, but isn't Razi high when you then you start to rewind everything because if I hadn't seen that thing in the ad, if you go to Sunday show to do with Rick at the BBC, turned the BBC down and we I'd never joined it and therefore it never got this opportunity that he initially those lines in the play, if you didn't get court a mill. So let's go back of course. Is there nobody you're not here right now? Right, right, right, right. So everything happens for a reason. No, it doesn't. It just random chats, you think just random chance? Well, that goes back to the fearsome, doesn't it?.

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"And so why on earth I had the sort of because he's arrogant in a ways and it to, I'm going to go on a stage and try and entertain or be amusing. I mean, it's a weird. It's a drug. That's what it is that what happened was when you said that those lines that night and that audience responded the way they did. It was a drug felt so good that you had to get that feeling again. You know what I mean? Isn't that part of it? You think, and that you're like, I like this. I like the way I make people feel. I like, I think I'm funny. I think I could do something with this unknowns like me, right? That's I started to think not a lot of people around me like me. So maybe I'm different, maybe that's good, maybe may. I'm sure that's part of it. I, I was a fan of comedy in particular, you know, me and my dad would watch comedy. We watched movies. Would you? I was into Bob Hope, Bob Hope, movies and laurel, and hardy, and all that kind of comedy, ugly, more love to Lamar Pierre cou-. Yes, you know. So I was a fan I and I guess I would read about those people and I guess maybe reading about the my realize what they let to start somewhere, you know, and maybe under sending a bit about the history of those things kind of made it seem more attainable. Maybe I don't know I, yeah, just for some reason, I guess I'm sure that the desire to perform was part of it, but it wasn't just that because I liked writing. I liked the nuts and bolts of writing, which is that's not really a by showing off writing. There's something else that worked there. It's about creating worlds, I think, and I used to draw comic books and I think there's something about whether or not sort of escape from something or a fantasy or maybe it's a control thing. You're creating these worlds in which anything can play out as you choose to write. If real life doesn't quite play as you'd hope. Things you right, you can shape in control. I don't know. So saying in a room writing was with something I enjoyed as well as I had advocate into like the the radio then added Elvis sudden like, you know, because that's like it's a different medium. You're you're doing commun- like, I guess not. I mean, I didn't think I realized that there were so divisions as the props there are. And I think we'd radio a friend at school was was a volunteering at this radio station for this little kids radio project, and he dragged me along one time. And again, I went along and I did something funny. I record little funny bit and they like to, and again, it kind of all great. This is cool. And then I kind of liked radio because you know it as you know where the puck, you know, we show up in your house and we sit here and we talkin and we've generated something and it's much easier than anything which involves cameras, filming, or which just involves way more people and right. It's more expensive and its heart, edit. And I mean, I think now, I mean the idea now of being a teenager and having a mobile phone in which you could basically shoot an entire movie. And cut on your cell phone? I mean, I'd have died for that stuff when I was a kid, you think, oh, I loved it. I was always trying to get my hands on video cameras. So you like technology? I like the idea of of it being of being able to make stuff we, yeah, I think there's something special about that. There's that back and forth, feeling of like it's too much everybody's videotaping you that the lack of freedom, it's always there on you, their every move you make everyone's listening every and it's just to the point where it's it's become. I don't wanna preach, but it's obviously Lazier. We don't engage as much as lack of connection. I mean, that's people. No, I just I just mean when I was a kid the I g able to to. The movie. Oh, yeah. Did you used to fill movies did use to film little thing? I did. I just the the problem was just the editing was what was problematic. You know, I,.

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"I have to let her cry like a baby. You're supposed to let them cry. Oh, visit. You go down like, oh, look, he's coming back. So that will be the cyclical thing of going back and coddling the whatever. So and I think I can't be more than like seven hours with with the kid downstairs without going give. I gotta let it out. I gotta go let it outside the pixel over itself yet. So I kind of waking up early and it's not easy. I'm I like to sleep in. Are you some? Why did you bring up the question about alcohol? Is this something you've undertow? I've never really had problems with alcohol. I think I've I'm one of the more of a control freak. Okay. So I can't. You know, I have a couple of drinks. I, you know, I I've done some lines of cocaine in my life, but you don't want to. You don't want to lose control. Yeah. And I just like also I made a joke see before, like cocaine, I get really congested show. You know what I mean? I have allergies. So, yeah, it sounds like such a Jew thing to say, I'm Jew by the way. Yeah. Good for you. Rosenbaum. Well, I said that I don't go to temple. I was bar mitzvah Emma ju by blood, I guess your religion by blood. Is that right? I don't know how. How would that even work? Yes, I religious. No, I'm not religious. Do you go to church? You believe in God? No. Or all your friends? Atheists, no. By friends now. Question is that. Eight minutes and toss. It also quickly run through, and I think. Atheists running through my phone thinking might be e- might be a good mother. I'm not sure. More importantly, do you want to be friends with people who believe in God you don't care about. I care. You don't care about who believes I would struggle. I think if it was someone who was so evangelized the like, you're gonna go to hell for this. You know, you can't be. But if someone who believes in something in their family goes to church and they're happy and they're good people who care and your parents weren't religious growing up? No, no, I used to go to. So if I used to go to church with my neighbors. And then at some point I realized I was only really going to church because at the end of church while the parents will saying hi to each other, the kids would go and we'd have a game of hide and seek, and I realized I was really going for the hide and seek sit through the, you know, seeing through the prayers to get to the hide and seek and didn't realize some point. I realize that didn't seem like a reason to go to church a play, hide and seek. I dunno, you get more people going to church. Interactive, there's going to be a hide and seek go to church because the donuts after when I was little church g go to coffee. So outta high school. You, what? What did you tell your parents? You're like, hey, I'm going to be a comedian that you knew you're gonna. I'm going to act. This is what I'm going to do. Do they look like fucking off? My parents were they were more supportive. I think they probably it would be a bit of a phase. And I think all they ever said was make sure you you. You have a good education and you have something to full back home, right? You know, richer and Ryan breaking those. Yeah. And so it was actually more. I felt like more my school teachers, the thought that that was proposed generous. Really. I never felt that they thought that that was a viable. Why are you wasting your life while you're going that route? There's no money in it right. I think he's certainly there was an assumption where I grew up the being in movies or on TV when that didn't happen to the likes of you. Going back to the idea in a used to see people that were stars with people, you would Mark and they seem like they were another breed of person who lives in another universe. Yeah, and the idea that you could be part of that was alien and it wasn't. It wasn't sort of a criticism of you. It was more just what he that's like saying, you're gonna win the lottery..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"I think this feel like you're the kind of guy that if you lost your cool, if you got really upset with someone, you yelled at someone. Yeah, anybody who knows you go, that's their fault. I didn't hear the conversation, right, but I guarantee it's not Steve's fault, but I'd like to think that was the case. There are occasions when I have lost my temper. What would make you lose your temper? I have a problem. It's normally. In a professional capacity. And it's normally when someone screws up and doesn't take ownership of that. So they tried to bullshit their way of lame. Someone else just makes me we all make mistakes, but I think taking ownership of that mistake and I think that's, that's what makes me. And I think probably sometimes if I'm stressed for more, if I'm stressed about something and then there's an incident like this, I think Trump's out my temper and I try to keep a little. I think it's maturity to just doesn't help. I don't think you you help by screaming and shouting, but occasionally sometimes I will are also to bark, bark as it were, you know, all sorts of bark. Well, they know in that kind of can we just do it please. Yeah, that kinda right everybody. That's enough. That's enough. You don't? Yes. It really liked TV screens. You're just just sort of. Yeah, I kind of I don't get angry, really. I think a lot of times people think that I'm I'm just kind of a loud person. Sometimes, you know, my family was allowed. So we'll have relationships and never really fight, but I'll be like, I don't know why. Why are you yelling? I'm not yelling voice over here to my. You. I'm just talking like this, right? This is yelling. Does that sound yelling a little? Yeah, they say, I'm sorry. Yeah, but I I know what you mean where you can. You can just dial up a notch, but because you're naturally allowed a person, not person. Did you ever snap it? Ricky. Actually, fuck off already know. I think the only times would I would be things he would get in a groove where he was. Pity when he was working with Martin Freeman on the office, he would love to try make mar Martin break, you know, during the scene and make him laugh, joy scene, and took great delight in that. They're trying to make Martin who's another professional and it was fun. But the problem was sometimes if I because I was on the other side, the camera I'd be conscious the clock is the time was always against you as as you know when you shoot and he would not let me just and so sometimes I'd have to Rick place. You know what I mean? I just have to be the teacher to just keep him back Faulk off for a minute. Just just you just you just. Yeah, just this just kept back on track for probably make him out, of course, that would make him enough. And that would also encourage him more. Probably right. I mean, were you a drinker at all? Have you been a drinker? Well, not to excess. You have a few drinks. You never been in trouble with alcohol that never really any problems. You seem like you don't have many issues with that stuff? No, he never got into drugs. No, no. I like I like, I don't disapprove hoax. I like the idea of drugs. Right? It seems cool. I just never. Yeah, I've, I've been lucky in the sense. I think I'm no, I don't. I'm not someone who's hat to self medicate, bribery. You don't need any zanex to fall asleep and you have a stressful day the next day. You know, you didn't know. No, no, very rarely. Would you can fall asleep like that? Yes, I can't stay asleep necessarily. How many hours did you go? Maybe six. If I'm lucky, six or seven, that's it. I can always full asleep. It's then I'll wake up. I was always wake up at six thirty. It's weird. I started taking screen shots of my of the clock because it's weird how will ever time I go to bed. So your body's telling you what's it telling me? It's telling you go back to sleep six thirty. I don't. I don't fucking know. I well, I have a puppy right now blanche. So I I've been waking up every because here's the thing she's in a crate right now at night..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"What I have to say, I, I was all all the people that we had on extras were terrific, Ben Stiller and serene, maccagnan and all these just, you know, I think when you the thing that I was reassured by, I was heartened by was when you meet people that you admire and you just they're just fucking professionals. You know what I mean? You're ready to work capacity and they just deliver and they're just they're good to work with. They understand they get it. They know they're not. No, and they're there to work on the do the thing. It's not up starring this or at you'd, or you know, or power plays, or sure you've had it. We've had that stuff we remembered just, you know, that's exciting. You know, working with people that that you would mind and just see and learning from like, I remember we did this movie with Ray fines who, and raise funds these Brennan. But one thing I realized was easily. The utter pro also does, which is magnificent is when you're shooting a scene, we'd Rafe. He gives you variations on in every take, but they're never so very that they could no cut together. So you get in the editing room and you've all this nuance, but there's just shades of the same Connor. So you've got more angry and less angry and more funny and less than and you can just meld them all together in a hole. And I'm just like why. Whereas previously, as an actor, I'm just throwing everything and then you get in the editing room. You like this does make this a ten. They're a five in in this bit and it doesn't work. We have the biggest way of the choose one. Right? Whereas. Rafe just gave a such nuance Friday and I've ever since then I've tried to to learn from that. I mean, whether I've succeeded do a lot of Detroit, so d- do different takes exactly you do you like that's what I like to do. Just mix it up a little right, but it's no, I think the alert for rape was you can't. It can't be wayward with it. You can't be kind of on the Bach. No. You've still still a work within that characters perimeters. Right. Okay. So I don't know where we are just learning from that admiring people and then and then learning from their skills..

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"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"stephen merchant" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

"Inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum was not recorded in front of a live studio audience. Do you have a lot of theater training? No, I did a play a couple of years ago and then Gilman that turns out you have to say the same thing every night. See, that's my problem with. I think everything. If you get a series, you realize after the pilot have to continue with the series and the role do the same thing, don't you say after five, ten episodes you ever get home? I'm still playing this guy. I don't think I've ever been in a show. This lasted that low. That's not true out choice sometimes really well in the UK you don't do long runs of things on the hall, or if you do, you need to sort of, you know, six episodes at time. Well, there's a reason for that economics. We don't have anything like syndication in the UK so you know the the kind of money, so therefore you can have teams of writers so therefore had, can you generate, you know, ten twenty? You just don't make a lot of money. It's gonna make money and you don't make episodes except say, lowering soap operas. Yeah, I walked outside this morning and I see this water and power truck. And then behind them another one. And you are lodged somewhere in between? Yes, coming up the hill, but you had a very a nice smile on your face. Like here I am what I was pleased because you'd come out of your hives, degreed me that you could see why I was late. I was late by ten minutes and I don't like being late, but I, I realized you'd seen. It was the perfect example. My gosh, and there was this guy on top of that this behind the truck, right there was a guy just bobbing up and down on the back. Look like he was on the go kart and it was moving maybe two miles an hour? Yeah. My grandmother used to refer to the merchant luck an over the years. I've realized the merchant luck and she used to mean that in a negative way that we had bad luck, my family, but actually I think we do, but it's very minor bad luck. It's things like that. You're only way to an an employment, you get stuck behind really slow more power and cutting equipment. It was something. Yeah. You know what I mean? It's quite specific. So you have some bad luck, but it's not real exactly. It's just sprain your ankle on a run. That's it. It's not exactly. It's like you were generally lag. We generally have been lucky in their lives. You know we're, no, we've, we've got a fairly easy run, but just minor frustrations. Stephen merchant, thank you for allowing me to be inside of you today, please. I welcome you in. Do you know. It was a good one. That's that's the first I welcome you in. We've right. He's not a microphone. Doesn't matter how do we mean? Do you remember? We met as I recall. An agent. I think it was via an agent. Well, now I can't remember where we do. You remember the agent's name. I'm no longer with him. Yeah, Richard whites. Are you with him? I am. You are still with the whites? I think they were directly with him. Yeah, and I was really, yes, I, there was another agent there which left the agency I left which you know, but he took us out, did we go to gain? And we went to some kind of sporting event was it was a dodger game? Yes, it's not baseball. That's baseball. Cy belief that lived in Los Angeles, a big baseball fan as you can tell you are. And so we went there and then on the way back to you, remember he he pulled in and took us to Universal Studios like we were sort of the children of divorced parent. Kramer versus. Yeah, and we, we didn't have tickets. So are super agent. Yeah, went up and said, I said, what are you going to do? Well, he's going to the box office. He's gonna talk to the manager and say, I'm with two guys who are celebrities, right? But really, no one really knew us that they didn't know. But you remember of his angle was that we, we worked for NBC or he was saying, I was your showing NBC. Okay. What he was talking about how I was involved with the office and that was on NBC universal and but it was an somehow..

Richard whites Stephen merchant baseball Michael Rosenbaum NBC UK Gilman Los Angeles Universal Studios Kramer ten minutes