Jeff Garlin

  • Aired:  01/27/14
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"The Goldbergs" star Jeff Garlin discusses playing Chris Christie and breaking barriers for Jews on television. (5:59)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT A VERY FUNNYACTOR AND COMEDIAN.

HE STARS ON ABC'S "THEGOLDBERGS."

>> HEY YOU GOT A SEC?

I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A TALK,MAN TO MAN.

>> REALLY?

OKAY.

>> I'VE NEVER BEEN A GREATCOMMUNICATOR, SO I THINK I

SHOULD KEEP THINGS AS DIRECT ANDEXACT AS POSSIBLE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO HAVETHE TALK WE'RE GOING TO

EXPERIENCE THE TALK.

WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME ROLEPLAYING.

I'M GOING TO BE THE GIRL.

YOU'LL BE THE BOY AND WE'REGOING TO LEARN WHERE BABIES COME

FROM WITH OUR HANDS.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TOTHE SHOW JEFF GARLIN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]♪

--♪

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

JEFF GARLIN IS HERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> THANK YOU.

THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL CAMERA.

I DIDN'T KNOW THEY MADE THOSEANYMORE.

>> IT'S A RANGE FINDER.

IT'S A LEICA M MONOCHROME.

IT'S A LEICA M MONOCHROME.

YOU MENTIONED MY NAME AND NOTMUCH OF A REACTION AND YOU SAID

LET'S PUT HIS PICTURE UP AND LETTHEM KNOW HE IS COMING OUT SOON.

>> Jon: LET ME TELL YOU WHYI'VE BROUGHT YOU ON. NOT THAT

WE'VE WITHIN FRIENDS MANY, MANYYEARS AND THAT WE'RE CLOSE AND ILOVE

YOU.

>> YES.

>> Jon: HERE IS WHY I BROUGHTYOU ON.

>> TELL ME.

>> Jon: AS A MEMBER OF CAST OFTHE GOLDBERGS YOU ARE AT THE

FOREFRONT PUTTING A POSITIVEFACE ON A JEWISH FAMILY ON

TELEVISION.

[LAUGHTER]FOR MAYBE THE FIRST TIME TO ME

MY MISBOOKAH COSBY.

>> I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THATWAY.

>> Jon: TO SEE A JEWISH FATHERNONTHREATENING WITH A CAREER

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

>> I'M VERY THREATENING ON THESHOW.

>> Jon: I HAVEN'T SEEN THESHOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> I'M GRUMPY.

I'M IN TIGHTY WHITEYS ALL THETIME.

IT'S NOT THE IMAGE MOST JEWSWOULD LIKE.

>> Jon: IS THAT TRUE?

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: WOULD JEWS EVER AGREEON WHAT IMAGE?

>> NO, NO.

OH, MY GOD, NO.

>> Jon: IN MY FAMILY WE CAN'TAGREE ON WHAT CHANNEL TO WATCH

THE FOOTBALL GAME ON.

EITHER HD OR SD THAT'S A FIGHT.

THAT'S HOW (bleep) UP WE ARE.

DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

YOU LOOK GREAT.

>> I'M LOSING WEIGHT AT ALLTIMES.

[ LAUGHTER ]I AM.

LET ME JUST SAY THIS, I'LL KNOWWHEN I'VE LOST ENOUGH WEIGHT

WHEN PEOPLE STOP ASKING ME TOPLAY CHRIS CHRISTIE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THAT'S WHEN I'LL KNOW.

>> Jon: YOU GUYS ULTIMATELYWILL END UP PLAYING HIM ANYWAY

AS YOU LOSE WEIGHT HE IS LOSINGWEIGHT AND IT'S YOU AND HIM IN A

MOVIE ABOUT GOING TO THE GYM.

YOU ARE BOTH GOING TO BE IN SUCHGOOD SHAPE.

>> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PLAY HIMPOST WHAT HE HAS DONE.

>> Jon: IT'S ABOUT HEALTH.

IF YOU ARE FEELING HEALTHY ANDHE IS FEELING HEALTHY.

I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE LOOKLIKE.

ARE YOU FEELING HEALTHY?

>> I AM RATHER HANDSOME AS ILOSE WEIGHT.

>> Jon: YOU ARE HANDSOME --FROM THE DAY I MET YOU.

WE USED TO SIT IN -- WHAT IS IT?

[LAUGHTER]>> WHY DO YOU DO THIS EVERY

TIME?

I KNOW I SHOULD'VE PREPARED.TELL ME ABOUT THE SHOW.

>> DON'T DO THAT.

TELL ME ABOUT THE SHOW IS ALWAYSA

BAD QUESTION.

>> Jon: HERE IS WHAT WE USEDTO.

THERE WAS A PLACE 72ND STREET.

>> BJ'S BAGELS A-GO-GO.

>> Jon: A BAGEL PLACE WITH GO-GOGIRLS YOU WOULD THINK.

>> NO, YOU WOULD HOPE.

>> Jon: BUT THE TUNA THERE.

>> FANTASTIC.

>> Jon: WHAT WAS SO SPECIALABOUT IT.

>> IT WAS DELICIOUS.

I DON'T KNOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: NO (bleep).

NO ONIONS AND CELERY AND CAPERS,NONE OF IT.

>> IT WAS JUST TUNA SALAD.

>> Jon: STRAIGHT UP, BABY.

OLD SCHOOL.

NO HIGH DEFINITION.

>> NO, IT WAS YOUR STANDARDDEFINITION TUNA AND I LIKED IT.

>> Jon: IT WAS INCREDIBLE ANDWE WOULD SIT THERE FOR HOURS AND

TALK ABOUT HOW JEFF ONE DAYWOULD BREAK THE BARRIER FOR JEWS

ON TELEVISION.

>> DO YOU KNOW THAT IN ALL

SINCERITY MY DREAM WAS TO BE ONA NETWORK SITCOM IN ORDER TO

SOME DAY MAKE INDEPENDENTMOVIES.

THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING.

I MADE A MOVIE CALLED LAGGIESTHAT I'M IN.

I GOT PAID $8.

I PLAYED KIERA KNIGHTLEY'SFATHER.

I WAS DISTURBED BY THAT AND IALSO DID A DOCUMENTARY CALLED

FINDING VIVIENNE MEYER, A LADYWHO WAS A NANNY.

I COULDN'T DO THAT BECAUSE IMAKE NOTHING.

BUT NOW I DO "THE GOLDBERGS" IMAKE A LOT!

>> Jon: THIS IS WHY I LOVETHIS MAN BECAUSE FROM THE MOMENT

I MET HIM NOT JUST A COMIC, ANARTIST.

>> LET ME SAY THIS -->> Jon: NO.

I WILL SAY THIS THE GOLDBERGS --[LAUGHTER]

AIRS TUESDAY NIGHT IN BLACK ANDWHITE AT 9:00 ON ABC JEFF

GARLIN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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