Blake Raymond Anderson is an American comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He is one of the stars and co-creators of the Comedy Central series Workaholics.
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Hi all, Blake Anderson here in NYC with my Dope castmates....
You may know me from Workaholics…and I’m super excited about my new film called DOPE. You can catch it in theaters starting next Thursday, June 18th. Hope you all can check it out- it’s pretty badass if I do say so myself.
Watch the restricted DOPE Movie trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzm-SwQfYqo and this clip featuring yours truly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H51LteiwL4A&feature=youtu.be
Now ASK ME ANYTHING!!
(Victoria's helping me out on the phone too)
Alright. Thanks for all the weird questions. I'm gonna go drink a beer and watch the New York premiere of DOPE, make sure you watch it when it comes out June 19th. It's a good movie. I play Will, the cyber-hustler. And I'm trademarking "cyber-hustler." It doesn't say that in the script, I just made that up.
Why is Anders wearing a boot in this scene? It's from the "Dragon Tattoo" episode http://i.imgur.com/43E8K.jpg
It's from a scene that got cutout where we're all in the cubicle, and we talk about how high we are, and Anders denies it, and then we say "Dude, you're wearing a cowboy boot and a Teva" and he's like "Oh shit."
Do you call morning sex a "Wake and Blake?"
Um... no. I only have sex at night.
Like a vampire.
How do you keep your hair looking so good and do you keep stuff in it?
I don't. I let it air dry. I don't got a top on my Jeep.
It's just beautiful American wind that's swept through my hair.
That's the only product I use. American Wind.
What's the whole story behind the breaking your back jumping off a roof thing? I didn't realize Workaholics was a documentary..
Ummm....I can't remember. I was pretty drunk.
But trust me, I didn't expect for that to happen.
What are the chances of that crossover with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia happening?
I don't know what the chances are, but I know we're both down to do it. I just know it's a pain in the ass to link up schedules and writers' rooms, I guess.
When I first saw you I thought you were Dave the Lighting Guy. Do you forgive me?
I don't know what that means. And no, I don't forgive you.
Hi Blake! How was it being a part of Parks & Rec?
Parks & Rec was cool. Pretty much like any other network set. Adam Scott was real cool, and it was great to watch Chris Pratt work. That dude's a star for a reason.
Hey Blake, thanks for doing this AMA, I am a huga fan of Workaholics.
How much of the show is written on the spot?
Written on the spot, as in improvised?
It varies. But we like to say 37.8%.
Did you keep the bear coat?
No. I didn't. That's locked away in a Comedy Central vault.
I'm in NYC, too. Wanna grab a slice of pizza and a few beers? I'll pay!
Now for the question;
Favorite video game and why?
How's Bored Teenager doing?
Much love, homie.
I would, but I'm kinda busy while I'm out here. But maybe we'll run into each other, who knows?
Favorite video game? There was this game on Super Nintendo called METAL WARRIORS that was frikkin' radical. It was amazing. You could like, eject out of your robot and fly into other ones. It was so sick.
Besides workaholics what are some of your favorite tv shows at the moment?
Well, I like LAST MAN ON EARTH. I love LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, that's my favorite show of all time. I recently just started watching season one of MAD MEN, and I'm liking that. GAME OF THRONES, that's got some cool shit. What else? RICK AND MORTY.
I saw DOPE the other night and .... HOW WAS IT KISSING CHANEL IMAN?!? #DIED
Let's just say... ohhhh my god.
What's your favorite part of a computer?
Whatever part I can stick my dick in.
How were you approached about doing the Major Lazer video with Terry Crews? Thanks
My buddy Brandon, the guy who directed it, he just emailed me and asked me if I'd do it. And yeah. It sounded cool. A buncha cool people attached. I said why the heck not?
Whats the worst thing you've done to Waymond?
I don't fuck with Waymond. He'll beat your ass. He's like, ex-military.
Does your parents watch Workaholics and how do they feel about the content of it?
They do. They love it. It made their son a lot of money, so why not?
Thanks for responding, I have to go back to teaching 3rd grade now.
Power to the People! Knowledge is Power!
How much do you like pizza? And what is your favorite toppings. Does it change when sober or inebriated?
I love pizza.
I like jalapeño pineapple and probably ham, if I can get that on it.
And pretty much goes that way drunk or sober.
I also like BBQ chicken pizza too. I like all pizzas.
Big Workaholics fan.
What's one of your best memories while still living in the Workaholics house that most people don't know?
Also, when is Ders gonna show up on Community because you and Adam have, haha.
The best memories are probably ones when chicks came over. But that was very rare. So there's not many that stick out.
Never. He's not good enough for Community.
Have you ever considered growing a beard to go along with the mustache?
I consider it every single day.
And I cry myself to sleep about it, because unfortunately my genetics don't allow me to grow a damn beard.
I am considering getting implants though. I've heard that's a real thing.
Hi Blake! Big fan. Think you'll ever do a movie with Adam and Ders?
Yeah. Absolutely. 100%. We are currently writing one. And hopefully that will just be one of many.
Tell me about Bane. Why does he wear the mask?
Actually, I don't know too much about the DC Universe.
So Bane? I don't know.
All I know is he broke Batman's back, and I feel for Batman, so screw Bane.
what is the strangest acting tip you've gotten from a fellow actor, and what's the worst?
One time at Comic-Con, Bill Paxton told all of us to "Be yourself, don't try to be funny."
I don't know if that was good or bad advice, but i hold it near and dear to my heart.
Any advice for people wanting to write comedy?
I guess... it's all a matter of just keep doing it, I guess?
When was the last time you ghost rode the whip? East Bay 4 life.
On Workaholics, on the "We Be Clowning" episode, I think that was the most recent ghostriding.
At what point did you first realize you were really famous?
I don't think I have realized that yet. Am I really famous?
Id first like to thank you for your amazing show and say Workaholics is the best combination of office space and it's always sunny, where do you guys gets all your material from? Are any of you like your TV personalities?
Take it sleazy
You know, we get our material from everywhere, whether from real life or our crazy brains. And yeah, I think all our characters have at least a little bit of our real selves that come through. I think we're pretty relatable to our dudes.
Who is the funniest cast member on Workaholics?
I mean, everybody's so funny. I mean, I don't even count Adam and Ders, but when they go off and do other stuff, they're really funny... Kyle is super funny, he cracks me up. That's a tough one. Everybody's really funny on the show.
Waymond's not funny in real life.
I'm changing my answer to Waymond Lee.
How do I find Happiness? Also who's your favorite wrassler?
I think happiness is found...huh.
That's a really deep one.
I think that happiness is found through other people, you know? Friendships. Enjoying this time with the people who are on earth with you.
And my favorite wrassler? Probably Hollywood Hulk Hogan. With Buff Bagwell as a close second.
If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were forced to fight to the death, who would win?
I mean... part of me wants to say Raph, because he's just got SO much built-up anger. But I think when push comes to shove, Leonardo... I don't want to see the angry side of Leonardo. He's definitely the most well-trained.
What would your all time favorite meal be? Also, looking for a personal chef;)?
Would probably just be some straight-up BBQ. I like ribs, I like sausage, I like tri-tip, I like hot dogs and cheeseburgers too. Anything coming off a BBQ is good by me. And as far as a personal chef goes - naw, I'm good with that.
what do you do on your phone that's work related?
I be all up in the work email!
Who is your favorite actor/actress to work with and why?
Jack Black. But I think that's just because he was so cool. I had a pretty big expectation built up in my mind, and he met those expectations.
He's a cool dude.
Did you gain the role of an extra in that FUN music video cause you're a famous comedic actor or did you have an in already?
That isn't a true thing. I didn't do that. I was never in a fun. music video, or a One Direction music video. Those are Wikipedia lies.
I fucked up, another question; I've recently started to rock a mustache, as partially inspired by you, advice on making it work?
Yeah. You just gotta believe in it man.
No turning back.
Trust your mustache.
What's your favorite Workaholics episode? Are there any episodes you thought were going to be great and just ended up okay or even disappointing?
I think my favorite episode is probably the one where we do acid.
Ones that I thought were going to be great and ended up okay? I know there is... I mean, I thought our "Future Is GNAR" was gonna do well, but nobody really liked that one, but I still think it's awesome, so screw off.
Who do you like better, Adam or Ders?
They're both my children! You don't pick a child that you like more!
They're equal best friends!
Man, workaholics is so very funny. I didn't watch it for a while, but was told to check it out. Was amazingly funny to say the least. What would you say to a young guy, such as myself, that would love to work with you guys?
Keep doing you. And hopefully one day we'll cross paths.
Between you, Ders, and Adam, who would you say has the most chiseled jawline?
I mean, we've all got pretty awesome jawlines.
I think I have the most massive one. I'm gonna go with me.
But not for long. I've been eating a lot of Reubens lately.
How do you maintain your hair?
I shower every other day. And I use shampoo. And sometimes, if I'm feeling lucky, conditioner.
Hey dude, huge fan here since the YouTube days, great to see all of the success you all have had because you totally deserve it. Two questions though - who is your guy in the new mortal kombat, and what were your plans for your life before you made it on TV besides being super fucking gnar as fuck?
I use Cassie Cage - yes, she's a girl, and yes I will beat your ass with her.
And the second answer is: I'd probably just be delivering pizzas and still trying to get into the comedy world. Whether it was for YouTube or Vine or I dunno. But I don't think I was going to not try to accomplish my dream.
Hey Blake, which celebrity were you most excited to see be apart of workaholics?
I thought it was pretty cool we got Dolph Lundgren. That's like, an action hero. He was a cool dude.
What is a typical day like for you?
Well, it depends if I'm working or not.
If I'm working, I pretty much work all day.
But on a chill day, I'll wake up, get some breakfast with the fam, probably, you know, drive somewhere, maybe go to Amoeba, work out, and at night, watch TV or play some video games. You know. Probably consume some beer or drugs along the way.
Biolage? You seem like a Biolage kind of guy. My girlfriend worships that shit like it's gold
You got me all wrong.
Herbal Essences all the way.
How was your experience working in House M.D.?
It was fast, but it was cool. Hugh Laurie is a pro. I wish I had more scenes, but ya know. I'm just a young buck.
What's your favorite ride in Disney?
Not a huge Disneyland fan. But Mr. Toad's Wild Ride would have to be my number one. And I haven't tried the new Star Wars ride yet. I'm very excited for that one.
What are you favorite books of all time? Yeah, it's a softball question, so hit it hard.
My favorite books of all time?
Well, the one actual book that I've read that I've enjoyed was called THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe. And I read it in high school, and I very much enjoyed it.
What ever happened to Scott and Zander's Crazy night? I know Barats and Bereta advertised that and had you and Adam in the promo but I have not heard anything of it since.
I'm not sure. I don't know what happened to those dudes.
As far as that goes, it's just something that we did, you hope for the best for those dudes, but not sure what happened with that project.
What is the funniest thing that you have ever seen happen on set?
Uhm....I know there's something that made me laugh. I dunno. Too many funny things. This one's too hard.
Hey Blake! How is it working on a professional show vs. working on your own Youtube channel? Anything surprising about the TV / Movie industry that you didn't expect? Also what video games (if any) do you play?
The main difference is how many people are involved. That's usually really surprising. Like, when my parents visit onset, they're like "Holy shit, you guys employ a lot of people!" It takes a lot of people to make a TV show. It's a team effort. And we've got a great crew, best in the business.
And MORTAL KOMBAT and ROGUE DESTINY currently. I also play the Marvel puzzle-fighter app? MARVEL PUZZLEQUEST. I play that on my phone all the time.
It's basically just BEJEWELED but it has superheroes so I don't sound like a sissy.
Whos your favorite rapper?
My favorite rapper... Whew!
Of all time? I'd say E-40.
But currently, I'm not just saying this 'cuz he's my friend, but I think Earl Sweatshirt made the best album of the year.