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Video Interview: Community's Danny Pudi

At the start of last season, nobody knew who Danny Pudi was. People turning into NBC’s Community recognized Joel McHale, Chevy Chase and some even knew Donald Glover, but the young actor who plays Abed was a mystery to everyone. Now, following a full season of pop culture references and awesomeness, Pudi is considered by many to be the best part of the show.

This past summer I was invited down to the set of the critically-acclaimed show and while touring around Greendale Community College, had the chance to sit down with the cast and get a first look at what should be an epic episode: an homage to Apollo 13 which premieres this Thursday. Talking with Danny about the show and the episode, we broached topics as wide-ranging as the painter’s suits the rest of the cast are wearing; his role in this week’s episode as “mission control” and what it’s like to work with Joel McHale (particularly when he’s giving you the middle finger off camera). Check out the interview below.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.