On the one-hundred and thirty-first Box Angeles actor Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Old School) stops by Studio 309. He discusses growing up in Chicago, being heavily involved in sports as a kid, studying psychology in college, early improv days, and more!
The BA #131 Breakdown
– Box rants the untimeliness of blemishes.
– Drinking and rituals.
– Growing up in Chicago and in a large religious family.
– Participating in gymnastics and being the class clown.
– Attending the University of Northern Illinois and studying psychology abroad.
– Discovering improv as a senior at Player’s Workshop and doing mental health work.
– Performing stand up, sketch w/ Matt Besser & Adam McKay and the start of UCB.
– Moving to NYC, landing the Daily Show and doing commercials.
– Switching coasts and having a job waiting.
– Matt describes what he does in three words.
– Matt answers why show business, why Hollywood and his favorite part of LA.
– Matt discusses who he enjoys to watch and who he’d like to work with.
– Matt’s favorite thing he has done (& least) and how he defines success.
– Choose your own adventure sign-off.
Guest Beer – Mother Earth, Sweet Spot Galaxy IPA
An aspiring actor, Mike ‘Box’ Elder hates how people approach baggage carousels. Follow him @boxangeles.