Yes But Why ep 179 Larry Hankin is in everything you love to watch!

This week on Yes But Why Podcast, Amy talks to actor, director and writer, Larry Hankin.

Larry Hankin is an everpresent face in the landscape of comedy for the past 60 years. He is is in everything you love to watch! You know him as Officer Balzak in Home Alone, as Tom Pepper in Seinfeld, as Mr. Heckles in Friends, and as Stovka in Barry. You will even be able to see him reprise his role in the Breaking Bad franchise when “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” comes out this Friday, October 11th.

Larry Hankin is a lifelong performer – everything he does is in service of the creative projects he has and will work on. Larry talks about how he got started doing standup comedy in New York City and how he ended up doing improv with Second City in New York, St, Louis and Chicago. He tells stories about taking a class taught by Viola Spolin alongside fellow student, Del Close. Larry is also one of the founding members of The Committee in San Francisco.

Once Larry got an agent and started doing movies and TV, he was hooked. He loves the experience of performing and directing and he keeps busy with it as much as he can. Larry tells great stories and he is amazingly relatable! Larry tells Amy a story about his experience on Breaking Bad and, in the middle, clarifies that the story is about “how dyslexia interrupts [his] great bliss of performing in front of the camera.”

Support Larry by buying his book of stories, “The Loopholes Dossier” available NOW on Amazon! You can also watch him in the upcoming Netflix film, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”!

Larry calls our host, Amy “a kindred soul” so we’re feeling pretty good about this episode! Tune in!


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(production notes: recorded phone call with Rodecaster on 9/10/19)


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