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One of the most delightful interviews I was able to do when I was at the San Diego Comic-Con this past July, Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez were able to riff long enough for this video to show why CHUCK is one of the best comedies on network television. Forget your sitcoms and ensemble programs too because CHUCK developed its legions of fans out there (and if you question its popularity just let me know whose face was on the WB bags everyone was carrying around on that Friday at the Comic-Con) because of its idiosyncrasies and dedication to just good writing. Zach and Josh are but two players in a true group of talented actors who know what the material is and simply have fun with it.

Season 2 sees guest stars from John Larroquette, Nicole Ritchie, Tony Hale and Jordana Brewster, among others, and this season is all about regaining the momentum that was surreptitiously lost when writers all across the country went on strike. Although, that momentum seemed none too lost as I sat in on the CHUCK panel during Comic-Con and saw the legions of the faithful ready to keep this show atop the ratings heap.

This interview represents the 4th time I’ve talked to Zach, more times than I’ve ever talked to anyone during my tenure with this site, and it really is for good reason. Zach has been nothing short of professionally wonderful in every sense of the word. I remember talking to him in support of BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE 2 (Oy vey…the horror…) and coming away with the sense that his was a career who was going some place more prominent than the role he was saddled with. Fast forward a few years, and a whole lot of success, and he is still the same wise ass that really resonates with me in ways that I know this is just an interview that defines where he is at this time. I know we’re going to meet again.

As for Josh? This guy was always talked about in “Oh, you just HAVE to talk to him!” kinds of ways. He was hyped up to the point that I believed there was just no way it could live up to the back-and-forth kind of mind meld that people were telling me they had with one another. It was all true and as I watch this interview again (watch for the Navy Seal who interjects. The joy of live interviewing!) I can’t help but laugh at the casualness the two of them have about a show that has a lot of money riding on it but I also laugh at how funny they are with each other.

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4 Responses to “Trailer Park: Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez Video Interview”

  1. Nicole Says:

    These guys are great. I hope the ratings for Chuck will get better. It’s not looking good for the show right now, unfortunately.

  2. SG Dave Says:

    Great interview, especially when the Army guy came in. Now I understand why Adam Baldwin said Zach is his hero when we talked to him in April.

  3. SG Dave Says:

    I forgot to add that Chuck has more character development and heart in 10 minutes than Heroes has last season and this season put together. In every discussion where people talk about how Heroes has dropped off, Chuck is mentioned at least several times. I think Chuck has legs and hope it will last a good long time.

  4. Jill Says:

    I thought this interview sucked. I could hardly hear what they said. Who would choose to interview someone outside right next to a crosswalk of a busy intersection?? All you can hear is that police officer’s whistle and the people in the background. Disappointing…

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