The League

My Dudes

My old pal Nick Kroll (above third from left), originally from Rye, New York, is really making a name for himself on the Hollywood comedy scene.  He’s now starring in the new FX series The League, which is about a bunch of friends who compete against each other in fantasy football.  It’s definitely entertaining, whether you like football or not, and is all about guys my age (late 20’s/early 30’s), so I can relate to a lot of the humor.  Watch all the episodes by clicking the link below to Hulu…

WATCH THE LEAGUE ON HULU

And yo, check out Kroll’s bio, as listed on The League’s official website.  He’s got it popping right now…

Kroll recently finished production on two upcoming films, Date Night, opposite Steve Carrell and Tina Fey, and Get Him to the Greek opposite Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, with Judd Apatow producing. Both will be released next spring, in April and June, respectively. Other feature credits include I Love You Man and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.

Nick is currently penning an Untitled Tracy Morgan Comedy for Paramount Pictures with John Mulaney (SNL), and his other writing work includes contributions to Chappelle’s Show, The Life and Times of Tim, Human Giant and the best selling coffee table book, Bar Mitzvah Disco, which he co-wrote.

Additionally, Kroll lends his voice to two animated series: he plays “Andrew Legustambos,” the bi-sexual drama teacher on FOX’s Sit Down, Shut Upcreated by Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz; and on HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim, he plays “Stu,” Tim’s best friend. Kroll starred in ABC’sCavemen, based on the highly popular Geico advertisements, and has also made appearances on CBS’s Worst Week, VH1’s Best Week Ever and on Reno 911 as “El Chupacabra,” Reno’s only Latin radio show D.J.

He began his performing career at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre while he was a freshman at Georgetown University. As a standup, Kroll has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and regularly tours colleges and clubs around the country. He is also well known for his characters including “Fabrice Fabrice,” the craft services coordinator for the TV show That’s So Raven, “Bobby Bottleservice,” who loves his mother very much and wears Ed Hardy head to toe and “Gil Faizon,” an upper west side, middle-aged divorcee who’s obsessed with Alan Alda, of the Oh, Hello Show which he created with John Mulaney.

Nick resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys eating pigs in a blanket and chocolate pretzels.

Last night I was watching some hour long special on Comedy Central about the top ten hottest new comics on the scene, which included Nick Kroll, and also one of Nick’s co-stars on The League Jon Lajoie (first on the right in the pic above).  My boy Timmy P put me on to one of Lajoie’s videos a while back, which I see now has over 12 million views on YouTube.  Thought I’d post it just in case you haven’t seen it yet because it’s great.  It’s a music video for his original song “Everyday Normal Guy”…

Check The League out when you can, either online or on TV.  And check out the interview I did with Nick Kroll if you missed it…

Westcheddar Interview with Nick Kroll

Congrats Nick on all the success!!!

*Bonus*

Check out Nick’s Bobby Bottleservice audition tape for MTV’s Jersey Shore reality show HERE.

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