The Brian and Danielle Show


Episode 12: The Brian Palermo Sessions

He's been a mainstay of improv comedy, TV and movies for years, perhaps best-known for his numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Join us for a rollicking chat with Brian Palermo. (@brianpalermo) Find out why this alumnus of the legendary Groundlings main company is a familiar face to TV and movie lovers everywhere. We discuss his many roles, including his breakfast-burrito experience on the set of "Baywatch" and his stint as the very-last-non-'Friend' on "Friends." We also talk about how long it took to film his great scene in "The Social Network" for esteemed director David Fincher. He shares on-set dish from his many TV jobs, including "Two Broke Girls," "Monk," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Third Rock from the Sun," and "Malcolm in the Middle." He also discloses why he'll always be a loyal Leno fan and why he's most comfortable without a script. Plus you'll hear about his work on a new book entitled "CONNECTION: Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking" (written by Randy Olson, Dorie Barton and Brian Palermo), in which he proposes blending the skills of improv comedy with the fields of science and communications. The book is due out Sept. 9th. (Of course you can always catch Brian doing mind-blowing, long-form improv on Wednesday nights in "The Crazy Uncle Joe Show" at the Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles.)