The Daily Rock Hatch: Scott Adsit

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It took everything within my power not to stick the name Pete Hornberger at the top of this post, but heck, as much as we all love 30 Rock (and we all do, right?), embracing Scott Adsit’s unhappily married, TV show producing alter-ego would come at the expense of the actor’s other contributions to the comedy world, including a stint at Chicago’s world famous Second City, spots on Mr. Show, and a writing/producing/directing/starring role on the brilliant, if short-lived, Adult Swim Davey and Goliath spoof, Moral Orel.

Oh, and perhaps most impressive of all, as stated in the interview below, the comedian once shared a room with Flavor Flav.

When he’s not making comedy or laughing at ex-Public Enemy members, Adsit is a big comics fan, as evidenced by appearances at a number of comic conventions (including the most recently NYCC) and on the guest list of our favorite live comics comedy talk show, Comic Book Club.

30 Rock returns to NBC on October 15th. In the meantime, Adsit will be appearing in front of the graphic novel shelves at Manhattan’s Forbidden Planet.

Who are you?

I’m an actor who sometimes writes. I’m currently on a show called 30 Rock and, until its untimely yanking, a different show called Moral Orel, which I also co-wrote, directed and produced. I also did some storyboarding on it. I liked it a lot. Some shut-ins might know me from the Tenacious D short about “The Greatest Song in the World,” while others will recognize me as a jubilant audience member at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.

As I write this, I’m working with Dino Stamatopoulos, developing a new stop-motion Adult Swim show currently called Frankenhole, a title no one likes.

You should totally be my Myspace friend because:

It may make a come back one day.

What are you reading [comic-wise, naturally]?

Faction, Brubaker, Johns, Duggin, Noto, Brooks, Dini, Vaughan and I’ll follow the FF wherever they go. I also love reading Jess Nevins’s books annotating Alan Moore’s books. And Hader, Meyers & Maguire just did a great Spider-Man book.

Your favorite comic shop?

In NYC it’s Forbidden Planet, which recently revamped their floorplan, the result of which is like buiding a railroad hub on an airport runway.

This time next year, I hope to be penning the major motion picture adaptation of which comic:

The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris.

Assorted Scott Adsit-related comic fun facts:

I have no children, but I do have a sketchbook filled with League of Extraodinary Gentlemen sketches and paintings from some wildly talented, big shot artists. I’m an attentive father and raising it to worship a snake god.

–Brian Heater

3 Comments to “The Daily Rock Hatch: Scott Adsit”

  1. Box Brown | July 7th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    haha! Those movie posters in the background are amazing.

  2. Mark Teel | July 7th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I was hoping he was roommates with Flavor Flav. Guess not.

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