Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles How you doing now? Is this start a lot of thing. This is still pretty new for you. This is very exciting. This must have been a dream of yours for a long time. Yes. Yeah. Was that the Groundlings in Los Angeles doing improv? It there another place. And how did your family must be over the top? Crazy. Thrilled that you're doing something alive? Yeah, they're They're very excited. It still hasn't quite hit them. I think that I'm on the show that I actually have a job. I mean, they watch it, but they're sort of still can't believe it. Yeah, like when I when I called my dad to tell him that I was coming on your show is like, I'm so excited I'm gonna be uncommon. Oh, my gosh. And he was, like, Always like, That's so great. He's like, For what? Mhm. I'm gonna I'm gonna be a guest on the show. I No, I can't believe it. He was like, oh, alone by yourself. Why would they have you? That's not right. Your dad has to get behind this thing. He must be a big fan of Conan. Uh, he loves you. Yeah. That's great. Uh, who's just Conan O'Brien, anyway? That's all pretty late. Uh, now you started out in Los Angeles. I did the same thing. I graduate from college and I went right to Los Angeles to try and get into show business. You started in L A. As well? Yes. I was actually in school in Arizona and I moved to L. A kind of quick decision. I didn't tell my parents. I'm leaving. Um, moving to l. A. Um, So it's like you ran away. No, no, I was in Arizona and I just wanted to go. And I was scared to tell my parents, so I just didn't, um And then I went out there and I got a job at, um, the Hollywood Hot Dog Company. The Hollywood Hot dog company. What is the Hollywood hot? Is that like a hot dog stand? No, it's a restaurant. It was a restaurant. It's not there anymore. But it was in Beverly Hills, and it was like a little I'm surprised it failed. It's a restaurant that's called the Hot Dog Hot Dog. It was like gourmet hot dogs. And what's a gourmet hot dog? I'm just curious good pork. This hot dog is made with the finest pork. Do they take it? They open up a little silver tureen. Incredible. So and did people are people excited for you working at the hot dog company? Well, the yeah rumors kind of went around back home and had moved to L. A and that I worked at a hot dog stand in the city that I had my own hot dog stand. So I declare that I was like, No, it's it's a It's a hot dog restaurant, and it's very different. You don't understand, man. Fancy sauces. And Jon Lovitz came in one. So fancy sauces. Yeah, like a ketchup sauce. A sauce made of mustard seeds. Yeah. Um, so you work for a long time at this restaurant? And how did you break in? Did you break in commercials? I did do some commercials. Yeah, because you know, when you moved there, have to have your head shot in your resume, and my resume was there was nothing on it. It looked like a flyer, like just my name. And like, two things. Um, well, some people list all kinds of skills on their resume When they want to be an actor or comedian. They say crossbow, you know, good at running. And I can I can hide. I've things like that. Yeah, but that can also get you in trouble, because my it was my second commercial audition, and my agent called me and she said She's like, Oh, I got this audition came in, but I need to know are are you a dancer? And I was like, Uh, yeah, yeah, I'm a dancer. Um, I'm not a dancer. Um, and she knew that because she said, Are you sure we'll tell you? The way you answered, the question would be a giveaway. Are you a dancer? Yeah. Dancing that thing you said I do. I do it every day. Yes, I went. I went to the audition, and it was a room full of dancers, and they had their leotards on and their hair and buns. And I had, like, sweatpants, like running shoes on. I know you like showing up for the Rocky audition. Yeah, it's like doing little stretches like to second quad stretches while they have their leg up there. Um and I went into the room and it was terrified, Very nervous. And And the woman was like, Okay, well, this is a promo, and you are going to be a flame. So we want you to start out, crouched down and kind of like, do a turn. They wanted people to act like they were aflame. What was this ad for? They don't know. It was like a promo for something. Flame broiled burgers. We can't show you an actual flame, so we'll show a woman dancing. Right? That's very strange. Yeah. Yeah. So I got I, like, got down on the ground and I, like, had my hands over my face to be very dramatic flame like Larry Flame like, And I just It was like, three seconds. I just basically just, like, stood up and and just put my arms out. I remember the flame. So I went like that. And then at the end, I just wanted to finish it off. So it's just like, Yeah, I did it. This is more a mushroom, I think, than plain. I think I would do this if I was a flame. I was. What is that turning you on? That's a flame right there. That's a wildfire plane. That's what I would do. I didn't do that. I'd have gotten that part. I'll tell you right now, I've been in a leotard doing this. I never would have gotten this job. Your life. Yeah, I would've just all fallen apart from me.