NBCLive Online Chat (July 31, 1997)
Foley of "NewsRadio"
July 31, 1997
pm PT/ 9:00 pm ET
Dave is here with us now! Welcome, Dave, to NBC Live!
Sorry for being so tardy at starting. I was trying to log-on and
I was being
an idiot. I was trying to join you in cyberspace.
I love "Kids in the Hall" and really enjoyed Brain Candy!!! Are
going to do another "Kids" movie together? Where can I see reruns
in the Hall???J Beth from Jackson, Mississippi
Because not so many people shared your love for "Brain Candy"
it might be
difficult for us to do another one. But we havenŐt given up. We
do something else together in the future.
ALAN IN FLINT, MICHIGAN: I AM A BIG FAN OF KIDS IN THE HALL AND
NEWSRADIO!!! DO YOU DO ANY WRITING FOR NEWSRADIO?
in any official capacity. But the entire cast is encouraged to
change things around during rehearsal and add things and if the
producers and writers enjoy it, then it makes it's way into the
Who were your inspirations when you first started your career?
guess when I first started to do comedy probably the most thing
that I was
into was Lenny Bruce which lead me to be really bad 17-year old
Lenny Bruce rip off. Then I started accessing other influences
and the Marx Brothers. And Frank Zappa - he was a huge influence.
DO YOU ENJOY DOING SKETCH COMEDY OR PRIME-TIME SITCOMS MORE? ARE
are very different. One has made me quite wealthy and one has
critically loved. You guess which is which. But of course I love
and it's also critically-acclaimed.
Seeing that you've worked with or are working with many past and
cast members, do you see yourself hosting the show in the future?
Manny in Fremont, CA
wouldn't rule that out at all. I'd love to. It's just a matter
like to and when there's a possible time. Especially if Hanson
could be the musical guest.
if you couldn't be on tv what would you do
cook pizzas or be an Assistant Manager of a Cineplex Odeon.
Who makes you Laugh ???
Show" on HBO, Andy Kindler, Dave Higgins and the "Best of the
still make laugh pretty hard.
Do you ever forget the camera's are there?
always forget the camera is out there. Sometimes they might think
psychotic. I always forget that "NewsRadio" isn't just being performed
for the 250 people in the bleachers.
How do you feel about your new time slot?
from the hands of evil and into the hands of Kelsey Grammer and
SO, what are you doing for the rest of your life?
have plans to allow the calcium levels to drop in my bones, making
them ripple all the while and I'll be trying to get my internal
function less efficiently. Until I am very old.
was being on "politically incorrect" a good experiance?
it's one of the few shows that you can do as a minor celebrity
where you don't have to talk about yourself and that is a great
When did you know that your acting career would be successful
don't know that as of yet. Last spring I would have told you that
career was just about over. My sitcom was about to be canceled.
produced and starred in a movie that I have been unable to get
released, of which I am very proud. But, to sum up, things weren't
looking too good. But, now the show has been renewed, the movies
being released, but everyone that sees it, loves it. And, I've
spent the summer on 2 projects that I've found really exciting.
Can you give us any hints about where Dave's relationship with
Lisa is going?
I think you two make a cute couple! :-)
can't give out any specifics. But, I've told to describe upcoming
developments as super freaky.
Dave, when will "The Wrong Guy" be released?
don't know. The company that came is an American distributor.
decided they don't want to risk the expense of a theatrical release.
We are hoping to interest another distributor in taking over the
film. We've been having screenings in Los Angeles of the picture
has received hugely favorable responses from the audience.
Dave, Do you Yahoo!?
in the privatist moments of ectasy.
was it a big change to go from cable to a major network?
is a difference between being on a late night cable show and a
primetime network show. But, it's not a difference that I am aware
of on a
daily basis. More people seem to know who I am but still most
of the people
that come up to talk to me are people that knew me from "Kids
How many seasons have you signed for
contract is for 6 years. We are about to being the 4th year of
But having a contract does not mean that you have a job. It just
means that they can stop you from taking other jobs.
Hey Dave what was your favorite episode of News Radio?
Host : Rather, what has been right at the moment, I'd say the
episode. I thought Andy was brilliant in it. It was a great show
for Andy and James Caan was really funny.
Is NBC behind the show more after the Rolling Stone story?
yes. I think this is the first true instance in show business
of an executive saying. "You know kid, I like your moxy." When
that article, came out we all thought that it would be the last
nail in our
coffin. And we were all delighted to find the good humor which