Over the course of his career, Taran Killam has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Perhaps best-known for his scene-stealing work on Saturday Night Live for six seasons, Killam has in 2017 further shown the extent of his talents, making his Broadway debut as King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway smash Hamilton, and writing, directing and starring in the action-comedy Killing Gunther opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cobie Smulders and Bobby Moynihan, to be released on October 20. Killam’s previous feature film credits include 12 Years A Slave, The Heat, and Brother Nature, which he co-wrote with Mikey Day. On TV, Killam has also appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Community, Scrubs, New Girl, Drunk History, MADtv and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. He also voices the title character in the PBS series Nature Cat. (Picture by Danny Christensen.)
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam sits down with longtime friend and current SNL cast member Kyle Mooney at the flagship Sonos store in New York City, tied to the release of Mooney’s new movie Brigsby Bear, which he co-wrote and stars in. In a conversation rich with ’80s and ’90s pop culture trivia (and impromptu singing!), the two talk about their favorite karaoke songs, boy bands of decades past, Kyle’s legendary collection of VHS tapes, Saved by the Bell and other teen TV shows, working with legends such as Mark Hamill and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi and produced by Talkhouse Podcast producer Elia Einhorn.