Fancast Interview: Mad TV’s Bobby Lee–Next Stop, A Judd Apatow Film

by | May 28, 2008 at 2:12 PM | General

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Bobby Lee is entering his 7th season on Mad TV, a show that is currently celebrating its 300th episode. While you might like his Connie Chung impression the best, you’ll be surprised to hear how he feels about impersonating the anchorwoman and you’ll love the fact that he will be next gracing Judd Apatow’s next project, The Pineapple Express, out in the summer. Watch Mad TV’s funniest moments and full episodes on Fancast and make sure you visit Bobby Lee.

What’s a typical day like for you?
I try to sleep in as much as I can. If I have an audition at 2, I’ll wake up at 1:30. I’ll try to eat something then do what I need to do. And, then I’ll come home and play video games. That’s my day.

What are some of the funniest moments that you’ve had on Mad TV

I like it when I see my friends fail on the show…it’s like the best moment of my life. One time we did this sketch where my friend Jordan had to bring out a glass of water in this sketch because he was a waiter and it was in front of a live audience. He must have been nervous or something because the bottle of water was shaking and shattered on the ground. I literally fell on the ground laughing.

What’s your favorite episode?
I’ve been on the show for seven years. So I don’t remember much of it. I try to black it out like when you’re blackout drunk…you just go on with your life.


How about your favorite impersonation to do?
The easier it is the funnier it is. Kim Jong Il…no one really knows what he sounds like. When it comes to stuff that I know I’m not good doing…like Connie Chung. I know I don’t sound like her…I get paranoid doing it.

How do you prepare for something like that?
One of the producers a long time ago once told me to find one thing that you can kind of expose…and just run with that one thing. Like an expression or feature…

Favorite celebrity guest host?
The one thing that I enjoy doing is that I’ve had the pleasure of bringing on other Asian actors on the show. Like doing a sketch with Jon Cho…when you get to play with other Asian actors on national television there’s sort of this inner empowerment that goes on. There’s a sense of pride. 20 years ago you’d never see Asian people on television. It’s like we’re representing and hopefully it’s in a good light.

Any memories of a weird guest host experience or celeb?
Sometimes you get people that aren’t actors…like they’re just famous. I don’t want to name any names but that’s always kind of weird. But, we just had Dominic Monaghan from Lost and he’s an actor…he’s a fun guy to work with.

What are some of your upcoming projects?
My MySpace…I am Bobby Lee. I’m developing a show with Comedy Central…The Bobby Lee Show. I’m also in Pineapple Express with Judd Apatow. I only have three lines in it—I get shot in the face.

If you could be in what reality show what would it be and why?

I guess Dancing With The Stars because my friend Carrie Anne Inaba is in it.

Thanks, Bobby.