WBEZ | Jerry Minor http://www.wbez.org/tags/jerry-minor Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Jerry Minor Interview http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-03-02/jerry-minor-interview-96900 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-02/jerry minor.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-02/jerry minor.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 225px;" title="Minor performs on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'" />Today I chat with a Second City fixture, one of the few performers to have belonged to the all three of the Toronto, Chicago and Detroit touring companies. You may recognize him as &quot;that guy who is in everything.&quot; Lately you may have seen him in <em>The Office</em>, <em>Key and Peele </em>or <em>Eastbound and Down</em>. He was also a cast member and writer for <em>SNL </em>from 2000-2001 and has appeared in comedy classics and favorites like <em>Community, Carpoolers</em>, <em>Lucky Louie</em>, <em>Mr. Show </em>and <em>Arrested Development</em>. He is the first person to have sent back an audio file of emailed questions and I quite enjoyed hearing him answer my questions (it was like a phone conversation, only I didn&#39;t have to do any work) so I thought I&#39;d share the recorded answers here with you.</p><p>1. When you come back to Chicago, are there any restaurants or bars that you make a point of hitting up?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744200-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 1.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>2. What are your favorite memories of performing here?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744207-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 2.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>3. What&rsquo;s something or someone who&rsquo;s not in comedy that makes you laugh on a regular basis?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744212-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 3.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>4. What&rsquo;s the process of creating a character? How much of it is stagework and how much of it is writing or collaborating with others?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744220-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 4.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>5. When you do standup, do you have a method for handling hecklers?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744226-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 5.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>6. You do a lot of impressions: are there any you&rsquo;ve come close to nailing but just can&rsquo;t quite perfect, for some reason or another?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744233-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 6.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>7. What&rsquo;s are some comedies (TV or movie) that you&rsquo;d stop and watch if you were scrolling through the channels and found randomly?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744238-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 7.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>8. You&rsquo;ve been on many series came and went too early (at least according to their fans.) If you could have added one more season to just one of the shows you were on, which would you choose and why?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744245-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 8.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>9. Your&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ucbcomedy.com/videos/play/1458/jerry-minor-as-mr-wizard" target="_blank">Mr. Wizard video</a>&nbsp;was delightfully silly: what are some of your other proudest moments in terms of video shorts?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744252-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 9.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>10. As far as I can tell, you&rsquo;re not on Twitter: is there any particular reason why? Do your colleagues pressure you at all to get on it?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744257-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 10.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>11. From the perspective as an audience member and/or a performer, what do you think is the hardest to get through, a bad sketch, some bad improv or a bad standup set and why?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744263-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 11.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>12. Do Midwestern comic actors tend to stick together in L.A.?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744268-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 12.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>13. What do you typically get most recognized for out in public?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744273-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 13.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>14. What are you working on now that we can see you in soon?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744278-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 14.mp3">&nbsp;</audio><p>15. How does it feel to be the 306th person interviewed for Zulkey.com/WBEZ?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332744283-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/jerry 15.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-03-02/jerry-minor-interview-96900