Welcome to podcasting history. This week, “Happy Sad Confused” welcomes two April Fools’ Day babies as Josh’s guests, surely a first in the annals of the medium.
First up is Taran Killam, whose eclectic career has included six memorable seasons on Saturday Night Live, a surprising appearance in 12 Years a Slave, and now a Broadway run in Hamilton.
Killam lives up to his nerd reputation in this conversation that goes deep into Star Wars (including the tongue-in-cheek audition tape he made for the Han Solo movie), how to properly imitate Christoph Waltz, what it’s like to direct Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a detailed pitch for the superhero movie he desperately wants to star in.
Later in the show, David Oyelowo visits Josh to talk about his starring role in the true-life romantic drama A United Kingdom (out this Friday). Oyelowo also talks about his remarkable performance in Selma and why Idris Elba has his vote to be the next James Bond. He even sings a little power ballad, just to show off his range.