Matthew Perry talks about new NBC show "Go On" on CTL
Thu, 11 Oct 2012|
Actor Matthew Perry discusses his new show "Go On" on NBC while talking with David Kaplan on Chicago Tribune Live - 10/11
The new TV season is here one of the newest sitcom -- our sister station NBC Tuesday nights this fall. It's called go on and its stars Matthew Perry who joins -- knowledge Chicago Tribune live. I still I am a sports talk radio host in addition the television you play sports talk radio host. Not that difficult of -- job as -- were stealing. Well it's a incidentally a fine job. It's it's in in performing in it it is one of the more difficult scenes that I have to do. If so what makes it difficult at that acting -- as opposed to me just let -- go on the radio and talk. Well because you're just as an actor you just it's sort of monologues say you're not you're not getting to me it didn't do dialogue with another character is so it's the hardest stuff to learn. I -- you are diehard sports fan you your LA kings just won the Stanley Cup are Blackhawks when it went 1810. How much did you enjoy that joy ride through the Stanley Cup Playoffs when he rolled in as an eight seed. Yeah I I can I just can't begin to explain how much fun and how amazing that was we've just two months. Just. Constant excitement in sheer joy. You played hockey with Jeremy Roenick who has been on the show many times. People love him here in Chicago what was that like here from Canada and your diehard hockey goes like -- -- JR. I was. Right it would is it was terrific guy I had bumped into him. In New Jersey during the day I think. In between periods of game two I think of this Stanley Cup finals and and I I asked him if he would ever care to do the show and he said yes him at a hockey story that came up and we ask them any he was true to his word and he said yes and he was hilarious he was really really funny. And I got to play hockey with them so that was really cool to did you just a lot of first pitch I heard I think at a dodger game what was that experience like for. I did I days they've had a goal on a night at Dodger Stadium and I've asked to throw out the first pitch. Which is a real no win situation because if you if you throw it properly that's what you're supposed to do it sixty feet that's a throw like and I can do in my sleep if it's not. In front of 50000 people. And if I'm not obsessing over it for three weeks before hand. So. And you know and it -- if I mess up the throw then I'm on YouTube and it's embarrassing so. I you know got all this by such -- -- through the one his advisory kept giving me was don't bounce -- if you're gonna miss Smith's high. And I I didn't bounce it. But it sounds like on the plate though wasn't a disaster -- was like on line but. Now I'll never do it again you'll never see me do that again it was way too much pressure. All right so it's amazing -- -- to hear you say that there was that much pressure you're on. A show now you run friends and be one of the biggest show is all tied a here you were nervous throwing a pitch which you said you be doing your sleep why so nervous. I I don't know they had me you know acting I've I've done for a long time that throwing the ball in from 50000 people I don't know I just I I just got nervous I got on my head about it I knew I would. And I didn't enjoy one single solitary second -- Well -- to come to Chicago it singing at Wrigley Field maybe you can handle that not that extra. Not a chance no chance -- -- to Chicago left littering the field loved the city it's when my favorite cities in the world. But I will not be performing. At all in front a the capacity crowd. We wish you a lot a lot to show it's called the -- line it's Tuesday and NBC. Congratulations. On all of your success hope it shows a real winner for. Thank you very much.