We’ve added another star to the Mayhem Hall of Fame. Diedrich Bader is an actor, voice actor and comedian. You might know him from his role as Oswald Lee Harvey on the long-running comedy The Drew Carey Show or as Lawrence from the film Office Space. Bader has had roles in animated features such as Ice Age, Surf’s Up, The Simpsons, and voiced the role of Batman in the animated television series Batman: The Brave and Bold. He has also been in the comedies The Beverly Hillbillies, Napoleon Dynamite, Miss Congeniality 2, Balls of Fury, and Meet the Spartans. He was the series lead on the NBC comedy Outsourced and can also be seen on USA’s Psych, TV Land’s The Exes, Netflix’s Arrested Development, and Fox’s Bones. Diedrich was on three seasons of HBO’s Veep, opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and he currently stars opposite Katy Mixon in ABC’s American Housewife. He’ll now be forever known as Friend of the Mayhem Show Deiedrich Bader.
John Michael Higgins
Entering into the Mayhem Hall of Fame, is a man who’s perhaps known best for roles in ‘Best in Show,’ ‘The Break-Up,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘A Mighty Wind’ (including music arranged and directed by JMH), ‘Happily Divorced’ and ‘Pitch Perfect.’ He hosts a show on Game Show Network called ‘America Says.’ Check out our chat with this multi-talented performer.
America’s favorite ventriloquist has just released his next Netflix Originals Stand-up Special, “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself.” Dunham is also launching his new international tour, “Jeff Dunham: Seriously.” He spoke with Len and Talonda on Mayhem in the AM.
Our latest addition to the Mayhem Hall of Fame is Vanessa Bayer. The ever-smiling beauty is well known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2010 to 2017. As a regular on the show, she displayed intense energy and was very dependable. While on the show, Vanessa portrayed a series of characters that were well received including Rachel from Friends, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the chirpy, confusing weather lady Dawn Lazarus. She’s now a children’s book author and we spoke with her about that and her time on SNL.
We were very happy to welcome back to Mayhem in the AM one of our favorites, comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Gilbert is working with a website, cameo.com, where you can hire him to deliver a personal message to friends or loved ones. We thought it would be a great Valentine’s Day gift but as Gilbert points out, you can pretty much send any message you want. Also, he’s got the #1 podcast on iTunes so you can
Today we welcomed actor and veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise to the show. Gary has a new book, an autobiography, called “GRATEFUL AMERICAN: A Journey From Self to Service.” In the book, Gary chronicles his never-before-told journey, from aimless teen to an actor/director with a purpose: a mission to support and raise awareness for the men and women who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way in service to our country. Please enjoy today’s Clip of the Day!
John C. McGinley
Today we got to speak with actor John C. McGinley. He may be most famous for playing Dr. Perry Cox on the hit comedy series “Scrubs” but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this guy’s career. He’s been acting for more than three decades and has appeared in many hit movies and television shows. He’s currently starring in the IFC series “Stan Against Evil” as the titular character, Stan Miller. The first two seasons of the show are available on Hulu and season 3 has just started. Welcome to the Mayhem Hall of Fame, John C. McGinley!
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Today on the show, we spoke with Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Cuba makes his directorial debut and stars in the independent film Bayou Caviar (which he also has co-written) to be released October 5 by Gravitas Ventures. He’s also starring in the hit musical Chicago on Broadway starting on October 6. Here’s our conversation with him:
Christopher got a chance to speak with one of his favorite comedians, Bo Burnham, all about the new film that Bo has written and directed, called “Eighth Grade”. Make sure you check it out when it hits theaters!