He Makes Us Laugh More: Jason Kravits

The On-Set Adventures of Actor Jason Kravits

Los Angeles, CA (December 20, 2023): In this exclusive and candid conversation with legendary actor of stage and screen, Jason Kravits, we invite listeners into behind-the-scenes tales that have shaped his multifaceted career. From a poignant-yet-hilarious moment with Paul Rudd on the set of “Friends,” to the enduring impact of his “30 Rock” cameo, Kravits delves into the intricacies of working with renowned figures like Larry David, Tina Fey, and the late Bob Einstein. His anecdotes unveil fascinating insight from top directors, and the sheer joy of collaborating with icons like John Turturro and Ellie Kemper. Join Kravits as he shares details of his upcoming award-winning, one man show, “Off the Top,” a completely improvised night of music and comedy; and dives into the layers of a life in Hollywood, and offers a glimpse into the moments that shaped his journey. 

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Jason Kravits: 

On set with Paul Rudd during the final episode of “Friends”: “What was weird about it, is it was my first experience being on that set. Everybody else was saying goodbye…so it was a deeply personal moment for everybody, except the few of us that were there as guest cast…They had to stop [filming] because Jennifer Aniston got emotional in the scene…there was this quiet moment and Paul Rudd leaned over to me and he goes, ‘This is…so personal… It’s like being invited to watch someone take a bath,’ and I said, ‘What are we doing here?’”

On his epic Braverman line on “30 Rock”: “In the episode, my character mistakes Alec Baldwin’s character for a guy who disappeared after high school, named Larry Braverman. And the episode ends with…my voice yelling, ‘Braverman!’…At ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ I would hear Tina [Fey] or Robert [Carlock] at the other end of the table going, ‘Braverman!’…I was walking down the street in Venice Beach…and somebody passed me and went, ‘Braverman!’”

On advice during “Curb Your Enthusiasm”: “[Director] Bob Weide came to my dressing room on day one, and he goes, ‘We don’t usually tell people if they’ve done something we like. We’ll only tell you if there’s something we don’t like. Don’t take it personally. If we like it, we’ll just move on. Otherwise…don’t dwell on it.’”

On working with the late, great comedian Bob Einstein on “Curb”: “Bob, he would play these little games with you. He says, ‘Hey, you’re new here, right?…Do you want to recur on this show? You want to come back for other episodes? Okay, I’ll tell you what to do. Wait until Larry’s talking to somebody else, and then walk up to him and tap him on the shoulder really hard. When he turns around, say, ‘Can’t wait to see what my character does next!’ He’ll love it.’”

On improvising with Larry David “I was improvising something and Larry just stopped and he’s like, ‘Don’t talk about that. Don’t talk about the golf tournament. I don’t want to hear about the golf tournament.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, okay’…And then it slowly just became easier and I started to relax into it.”

On his hit off-Broadway play, “Sabbath Theatre” with John Turturro: “John directed me in a play about 12 years ago..It was a Broadway run of three one-acts…by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen. John and I got to work on both Ethan’s and Woody’s pieces – he directed all three – and we really hit it off…Everything with John is unexpected…He just lets the whole creature out. But as much of a mad man as he can be, and you know how he commands the stage, he’s such a great presence. He’s just an incredibly generous, thoughtful person.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.

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