Lex Fridman Podcast #323 – Lex Fridman & Will Sasso
Topics Discussed: Video games, Bobby Lee, Stand-up comedy, Robin Williams, Loneliness and depression, John Candy, Friendship, Ten Minute Podcast, Dudesy podcast, Acting, Impressions, Artificial intelligence, Anxiety, Kindness, Bad days, Pro wrestling, Advice for young people, Meaning of life.
Will Sasso is a Canadian actor, comedian and podcaster. He is notable for his five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV from 1997 to 2002, for starring as Curly in the 2012 film reboot of The Three Stooges, and as Mover #1 in Happy Gilmore (1996). He is also known for his TV roles as Carl Monari in Less than Perfect (2003–2006), Doug Martin in How I Met Your Mother (2008–2012), and Bill Ryan in United We Fall (2020).
Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Lex Fridman & Will Sasso:
Will Sasso: Comedy, Life, and the Power of Laughter
Lex Fridman shares a light-hearted and introspective moment with Will Sasso, a renowned comedian and actor. Known for his iconic roles in Mad TV and his comedic genius, Sasso opens up about his journey, the nuances of humor, and the transformative power of laughter.
The Intricacies of Comedy
Comedy is more than just a medium for entertainment; it's an art form that delves deep into human emotions and experiences. Sasso reflects on the challenges and joys of being a comedian, emphasizing the need for authenticity, timing, and a deep connection with the audience.
Personal Reflections and Experiences
Throughout the conversation, Sasso offers glimpses into his personal life, touching upon his early days, career milestones, and the moments that shaped him as an artist. His anecdotes, filled with wit and candor, offer a refreshing perspective on the world of comedy and entertainment.
A Celebration of Laughter
As the dialogue unfolds, it becomes evident that for Sasso, comedy is more than just a profession; it's a celebration of life and laughter. Fridman and Sasso explore the healing power of humor, its role in bridging divides, and its potential to bring joy in challenging times.