2.17: 1-on-1 with comedian Kevin Nealon
Nealon sits down with Greg Papa on Chronicle Live.
Often -- headliners over jobs -- Kevin Pollock hit a couple of weeks ago look who's in town tonight Kevin at mile from Saturday Night Live fame -- -- The showtime series -- judges saw just go with that they've got. -- is in studio is going to be a gobs of tomorrow at eight and 1015 Saturday likewise -- my garage for a Sunday should pitcher's season the Cubs comedy club at. Dot com they got is that correct pronunciation sir. They've done is a correct pronunciation. This character play and just go that this out of salad Jennifer Aniston movie. And I have extensive plastic surgery people I wanna recognize me. How long we I did when I first aren't guys I know that Gary yeah where Kevin they would particular committed to figure out who you -- or were you when the chair to be made up well I did about five or six different days of it and is about three to six hours of the big picture started about 3 in the morning. Well I'd be half asleep and it wasn't quite tilted back enough record cutbacks asleep so I kind of have that. But if it. It poorly and real quick in that senior in and out India -- how my wife was they've had a month type things that is just beautiful. Adam Sandler you've been a couple of films within over the years old body you don't -- result on -- and then on an inflated on this one is that it just have to. Now -- been in a lot of -- Happy Gilmore love camping you know and -- the kind of the putting guru feel the flow yeah you know -- the good block the -- circular circular send the ball home but at -- at. So I did that when it -- -- but that anger management. You can and so many Cuban and Mike. Twentieth thirty films where he keeps me work and he keeps you working it's a good thing you know. Golf I know you're a big goal for you able to play much these -- annoyed I don't play a lot but I love golf because there's always that. Possibility that you could get better -- -- I'm not sure from that that states now or I can get worse or better. But I loved playing out of the people that play. And -- to play as pros once -- a candidate Bob Hope Classic TB you know victory -- hope this year I did did. And I definitely would everywhere from. John Daly. You know Lowe's and Atlanta really around with John David Daly was my favorite. He matches so laid back I was a little late because Mike clocks my watch stopped as the only time I watch ever stop let's push my -- around the parking lot. And that I it's only 8 o'clock tee times until I'm thirty. And I look at it again on the half hour and it's still you know the same time as the last about that I'll watch -- -- hasn't missed my tee time. And you know I know John likes that you know go out and -- have a little fun I've read that so -- I have my excuse already brought into the second tee box to meet up with a massage -- -- sort of so hung over. I was eight I -- late last night because they'll worry about a place so. -- -- under -- -- for the whole day of how are you guys are shatter every hole or delighted that the I don't know is that it. To talk about your background on the area football field -- -- in in college you were you -- football player I always wanted to play. Football I wanna to and we and I changed high schools a lot of changed from my sophomore or junior. And I never actually now for the high school football team. But we play these really tough sand -- football games. So on throughout college I played soccer and afterwards. I played. Rugby after their football but I went to a school called fair for the university academic course because if you're gonna to play on the football team if I qualify particular course so that's what they did. And as luck added the starting quarterback got hurt. After the first game sort of for the whole season that we've -- quarter quarterback and not punter and kicker. Wow and so might my plan was when I started getting the standup comedy I would go at that time they had USFL. Football you have to Los Angeles I was going to try out for the LA express the Ron Amadon Kelly expressed and I get a shot as -- a punter if a but I thought there would be a good gimmick to have a bye bye and good hook for my comedy. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But doing the Tonight Show -- Johnny Carson is was the pinnacle of my career. It was there was nothing that I think we'll ever. Out maxed out. Because as a stock comic which is what I moved to Los Angeles who do stand up comic coming and never stop doing it. If you got on the Tonight Show that was like pass -- bar exam for a lawyer mentioned that validate you. And remember here. They told me about three or four days before it went on that I was gonna do it. And so I just continuously kept going over my act in my head. If I was talking anybody I I pretend I was listening to them but I was going over my act in my head that I was gonna do tonight show. And that came they came in doubt it on nerves were just on fire and they opened the curtain I forgot my act as I was walking out to the spot. Audience applauding. Package John Nelson aside and McMahon and by the time they stopped applauding tired -- act. And got a lot of laughs and Johnny invited over to these days -- -- the -- if he came to sit here Eli got here so I got to do that and also. Did the girl that was on Posluszny on after me an -- For about 6 o'clock -- -- general idea because I don't have so that was more or nerve wracking than doing weekend update I would think that oh -- you out on the Tonight Show. That was the big thing that was the big thing. You know the -- an update today out there already done on its -- alive for about five years like got that -- to totally relax on that show. But. The Tonight Show waiting for to come on after I taped it had before it aired. I've never had such a natural high as it did that window and I just praying that there would be a natural disaster. That it would air. -- -- -- an airedale my peers are watching it -- -- problem Hollywood you know which they do I saw you know I used to be in that group watching other comics doing for the first time. So now is my turn it yeah. Nathan yeah it's to this day it's still has me chills when I think about -- how often you on the road now going back to your -- to a state and become a big actor here in this rule that role weeds on showtime and how often. To beat the bushes and go back and do your thing. Well I've never been any -- but I do go do my -- well thanks for choices to attack it up -- -- I tend to go out by twice a month two weekends a month but this this particular winter -- -- a lot maybe three or four weekends a month. As of corporate things and some fears but a lot of close because I'm working on a new extend a special for next ball. Can't wait to see it so we come over to catatonic over and see I'm over you wherever did what do you do you bring up the weekend update testy at. What what what what do you do when you go to guys and we had Johnny Carson. It just the coffin piper wow look at that that it. No I just you know -- credited his stuff so I thought -- no material -- might do little subliminal you know because a little man I I Sawyer and grant yeah. That's bull man is good and and I do. That's really basically it that's all -- do from silent. What do do do people know you mostly from -- -- line. The movie roles your -- -- is Doug Wilson in weeks -- well used to be -- and alive and now more people I think are aware of weeds. When it come to -- and it's all about lead to -- what do you what do you smoke and of that show. Until this -- reserve that we that we get from the -- Rose -- cartel in Colombia and they're very very dangerous that'll decapitate you but they give you -- -- -- crichton what are your mom and dad they get their -- of I I am not they'll let them watch the sale actually it's they just started watching it because it's on the TV guide or -- it's been cleaned up a little bit. It for -- to people American and that's it Kevin welcome to town Ken's gonna get you -- all weekend a couple of shows up Friday. Two on Saturday NAS Sunday at 8 PM before you go back to under the legislation beaches -- -- -- -- -- their revenue in the studio I -- that I.