Every show experiences technical difficulties. What was the worst technical difficulty experienced during your show and how was it handled?
Oh, man. So, Zac and I are onstage for the entire show, and there isn’t any room for error when it comes to dealing with problems mid-show. One time, we were in the middle of a freeze, and Blake [Hammond], who plays the waiter, comes up to Zac and says, “Go downstairs now!” Apparently his mic was going out. So Zac leaves, and I’m left alone frozen onstage. At the time, someone was doing a number downstage but the number was rapidly ending, and I had no scene partner!
The song ends, the lights sort of come up but my mic’s not on, so I awkwardly sip my drink alone. Blake comes over and does some waiter banter with me, which is pointless since my mic’s not on. Finally Zac comes running back on, takes his seat, turns to me and says, “Sorry, sometimes when I get nervous I get diarrhea.” My response: “Check please!” The audience loved it, we resumed the show and now we both wear two mics.
Who is the coolest person that came to see your show? (You can’t say your family!)
A ton of people! But it’s fun when Zac’s Chuck cast members come ’cause the fans go nuts.
What was your first impression of Zachary Levi when you were introduced?
Smart. He is super smart about his craft. We clicked right away intellectually about how we wanted to approach this show and these characters. It has been a joy to create something like this that’s so intimate with someone you absolutely trust. It makes it so much more fun to risk and play. [READ THE FULL INTERVIEW]