The Dude Of The Week: 4/9/17
The Dude Of The Week" first started on my Facebook page in March 2009, because I didn't know what to do with that text box that they added underneath your profile picture. Finally, I thought the perfect way to utilize that useless addition would be to present the latest "man crush" that I've developed over the past seven days. I did it for six years straight, week after week without interruption - until I stopped. Now, with the success of The Keystone Statement, I bring DOTW back from it's Internet depths. So without any more verbal garbage, here it is.
One of the most versatile folks in showbiz, this past week's DOTW was Hank Azaria. Heavily known as a character actor and one of the top voices on The Simpsons, Azaria finally gets to step up to the plate in a lead role as Jim Brockmire in (guess...) Brockmire (bingo) on IFC as a beleaguered broadcaster sent down to the minors after a major league meltdown (lotta baseball puns happening). Hank's terrific as the velvet voiced Brockmire, who lives up to your old school, Manhattan-tipping baseball announcer and it's something that doesn't strike out in the realm of good acting and good comedy.
Check out my previous article on Brockmire for the box score of the pilot episode.