Jon Cryer Talks with Ben Lee for the Talkhouse Podcast

The Two and a Half Men actor joins singer-songwriter Lee at his house for a chat about musicals, fame, failure, Twitter activism and more.

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we get to listen in on two friends and recent collaborators in conversation: actor Jon Cryer (of Two and a Half Men fame) and musician Ben Lee. The pair, who teamed up on the musical B is for Beer, which Lee adapted with Tom Robbins from the iconic novelist’s book of the same name – and then roped in Cryer to both direct and play the role of the Beer Vendor. In a wide-ranging chat recorded at Lee’s house in Los Angeles, Jon and Ben discuss being famous in your teens (and then trying to become a grounded adult), their partnership on B is for Beer, how to deal with setbacks and failures in show business, Ben’s life-changing moment being cast at age 7 in Uncle Moishy and His Mitzvah Men, Jon’s memories of working on Superman IV, and much, much more. For more filmmakers musicians in conversation, visit Talkhouse at and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.

Episode recorded by Ben Lee in Los Angeles, and recorded and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi at Hook & Fade Studios in Brooklyn. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.

Jon Cryer is an actor, best known for his roles as Duckie in Pretty in Pink and Allan Harper in the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men, in which he starred opposite Charlie Sheen. He also has notable roles in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Robert Altman’s O.C. and Stiggs, and the spoof comedy Hot Shots. He is currently the host of Undisclosed Addendum, and will be appearing as Lux Luthor this spring on the CW show Supergirl. He lives in Los Angeles.