Alec Baldwin's Here's the Thing Podcast Live with Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

Alec Baldwin

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Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest podcast conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin and produced by WNYC Studios. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. Come enjoy a live taping of this evening of conversation as Alec welcomes possibly the world's most adorable, happily married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

ALEC BALDWIN is a graduate of New York University (BFA-Tisch, 94) and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from NYU in 2010. He last appeared on stage in 2015 in Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. In 2013, he starred in the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler’s ORPHANS and in 2010, Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS, directed by Tony Walton. Other stage includes the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis. Loot (Broadway-1986; Theatre World Award), Caryl Churchill's Serious Money (Broadway-1988), Prelude to a Kiss (Circle Rep.- 1990; Obie Award), A Street Car Named Desire (Broadway-1992; Tony nomination), Macbeth (NYSF-1998), The Twentieth Century (Roundabout-2004), (Also The Hartman in Stamford, Williamstown, Bay Street).

Baldwin has appeared in over fifty films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, among many others.

On television Baldwin starred with Tina Fey on NBC’s “30 Rock”, winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Baldwin has received seven SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award and two Emmy awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the show. In 2011, Alec received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects including NUREMBERG: INFAMY ON TRIAL for TNT television (Emmy nomination), The Confession for Showtime (WGA award for best adapted screenplay) and David Mamet’s film, State and Main. Alec Baldwin is also a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, The Roundabout Theatre and Guild Hall of East Hampton.

He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others.

Baldwin’s book, A PROMISE TO OURSELVES (St. Martin’s Press) was published in paperback in the fall of 2009.

He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic.

Baldwin has two daughters, Ireland Elliese and Carmen Gabriela and two sons, Rafael Thomas and Leonardo Angel. He is married to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin.

NICK OFFERMAN is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” The show, in which he starred with Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, wrapped its 7th and final season in 2015. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

On the big screen, Offerman was recently seen in “A Walk in the Woods” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Both films premiered at Sundance in 2015. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” took home the U.S. drama grand jury prize and U.S. drama audience award. That year, Offerman was also seen in the second season of the FX series “Fargo” alongside Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Jesse Plemons, for which he received a nomination for a Critics’ Choice TV Award.

Next up, Offerman will be starring alongside Michael Keaton in The Weinstein Company’s, “The Founder,” which will enjoy a limited release on December 16th and then a wide release on January 20, 2016. In October, he will release his third book called Good Clean Fun about his very own Offerman Woodshop. On the TV front, he will be a guest star on Season 2 of CBS’s “Life in Pieces” alongside wife Megan Mullally later this year. Additionally, his voice will be heard come December as the character Norman in Illumination’s animated feature SING.

Offerman recently wrapped production for THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW alongside Ellen Burstyn and Asa Butterfield, THE LITTLE HOURS alongside Alison Brie and Dave Franco and THE HERO alongside Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon and Krysten Ritter, all of which are opening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He will also be seen in INFINITY BABY directed by Bob Byington, alongside his wife Megan Mullally.

Earlier this year, Offerman lent his voice to a character in “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Offerman and Mullally also just returned from touring their “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” comedy show across the US, UK and Ireland. The show made its inital debut in 2015. Offerman continues to tour his comedy show “Full Bush” and his previous special “American Ham” was released on Netflix in December, 2014. In 2013, Offerman released his New York Times Bestselling book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. He released his second New York Times bestseller, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, in May 2015. In addition to writing books, Offerman also narrated “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” for Audible.com, which debuted at #4 on Audible’s Fiction Best Seller list. He also recently acted as a co-producer for the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.”

In 2014, Offerman was seen in Sony‘s blockbuster hit “22 Jump Street” with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. That year, he also lent his voice to the animated film “The Lego Movie” which was the largest February opening for any animated film and the largest opening for an animated Warner Bros. release. He was also seen in Warner Bros.’ box office success “We’re The Millers”, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, which came out in August 2013.

His long list of film credits also includes Lake Bell’s “In a World…”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me”; “Welcome to Happiness”; “The Kings of Summer”; “21 Jump Street” with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill; “Smashed” with Octavia Spencer and Megan Mullally; “Hotel Transylvania 2 ”; “Casa de mi Padre” with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; “All Good Things”; “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” alongside George Clooney; “The Go-Getter”; “Wristcutters: A Love Story”; “Sin City,” with Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke; “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous,” starring Sandra Bullock; and “Groove.”

In addition to “Parks & Recreation” and “Fargo”, television audiences have seen Offerman on multiple episodes of Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital” and ABC’s “George Lopez.” He has also guest starred on numerous series, including “Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue,” “24,” “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing”, “Gilmore Girls,” “Monk,” and “ER.” He has voiced animated characters for “Axe Cop”, “The Simpsons”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Gravity Falls”, and “Out There”.

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for his performance in “The Kentucky Cycle,” at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Citation for the puppets and masks he and his team crafted for “The Skriker,” at Defiant. He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others. In 2014, he starred with Megan Mullally in the play “Annapurna” at the Acorn Theatre in New York. Offerman also appeared in the play when it premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles in April 2013. His stage work also includes the off-Broadway play “Adding Machine,” the 2015 Huntington Theater production of “A Confederacy of Dunces”, and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.

In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.

MEGAN MULLALLY is best known for her role as ‘Karen Walker’ on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which she was awarded two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild awards and five Golden Globe nominations.

The Los Angeles-born, Oklahoma-raised actress briefly enrolled as a Theatre major at Northwestern University before switching to English Literature. She starred in several campus plays and musicals nonetheless, gaining enough attention to allow her to successfully pursue professional theatre work in Chicago for six years, before moving to Los Angeles in 1985.

In Los Angeles, Megan soon won a lead role in the short-lived TV series, “The Ellen Burstyn Show", alongside Ellen Burstyn and Elaine Stritch. Several TV guest roles followed ("Seinfeld", “Frasier", "Wings", "Mad About You", "Caroline In The City", "China Beach", “Murder She Wrote,”), and a couple of series (“My Life and Times,” “Rachel Gunn, R.N.").

In the mid-90's, Megan appeared in two Broadway musicals: a 1994 revival of “Grease”, with Rosie O'Donnell, and 1995’s “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring opposite Matthew Broderick. She returned to the Broadway stage in the Mel Brooks original musical, “Young Frankenstein”, with Roger Bart and Sutton Foster. She also starred in the New Group's production of Sharr White's "Annapurna", opposite her husband, Nick Offerman-- this followed a successful run at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, where in 2009 Mullally also performed the role of Beverly Wilkins in Adam Bock's play "The Receptionist", for which she was awarded a Backstage West Garland Award. In 2014, Megan returned to Broadway for Terence McNally’s “It’s Only A Play” alongside Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint and Micah Stock. That same year, she performed the role of “Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls opposite Nathan Lane at Carnegie Hall. The show resulted in rave reviews.

Most recently, Mullally can be seen opposite James Franco and Bryan Cranston in John Hamburg’s “Why Him?” The film was released by Fox on December 23rd. She also recently wrapped production for James Franco’s “The Masterpiece” along with the Bob Byington directed comedy “Infinity Baby” alongside husband Nick Offerman.

Previously, Mullally starred as “Leanne” in Sky TV’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse” which aired on NBC following a run in the UK. She starred in the show alongside Rob Lowe and Jenna Fischer and received favorable reviews from many critics. She also co-stared as Chief in Rob Corddry’s satirical double Emmy Award-winning TV series, “Childrens Hospital" and recurred on "Parks and Recreation", as the evil Tammy, opposite her real-life husband, Nick Offerman. Mullally and Offerman recently guest starred together in a Season 2 episode of CBS’s “Life in Pieces.” Mullally also recurs on Fox’s animated hit “Bob’s Burgers", has appeared as Lydia on the acclaimed cult hit show “Party Down", and guested on “30 Rock", "Web Therapy", “Trophy Wife”, “Up All Night”, and "Happy Endings".

On the big screen, she has been seen in “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Good, Very Bad Day,” "Smashed", "Kings Of Summer", “Ernest And Celestine”, “Date And Switch”, "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and "GBF." She also voiced the character Grandma Linda in “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

Last year, Mullally and Offerman toured their comedy show “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” which will be recorded for a comedy special this year.

Mullally is in the band Nancy and Beth. Their first record will be released April 7, 2017. The band can be found on Twitter @nancyandbeth.

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Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest podcast conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin and produced by WNYC Studios. Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work. Come enjoy a live taping of this evening of conversation as Alec welcomes possibly the world's most adorable, happily married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

ALEC BALDWIN is a graduate of New York University (BFA-Tisch, 94) and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from NYU in 2010. He last appeared on stage in 2015 in Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. In 2013, he starred in the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler’s ORPHANS and in 2010, Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS, directed by Tony Walton. Other stage includes the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis. Loot (Broadway-1986; Theatre World Award), Caryl Churchill's Serious Money (Broadway-1988), Prelude to a Kiss (Circle Rep.- 1990; Obie Award), A Street Car Named Desire (Broadway-1992; Tony nomination), Macbeth (NYSF-1998), The Twentieth Century (Roundabout-2004), (Also The Hartman in Stamford, Williamstown, Bay Street).

Baldwin has appeared in over fifty films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, among many others.

On television Baldwin starred with Tina Fey on NBC’s “30 Rock”, winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Baldwin has received seven SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award and two Emmy awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the show. In 2011, Alec received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects including NUREMBERG: INFAMY ON TRIAL for TNT television (Emmy nomination), The Confession for Showtime (WGA award for best adapted screenplay) and David Mamet’s film, State and Main. Alec Baldwin is also a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, The Roundabout Theatre and Guild Hall of East Hampton.

He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others.

Baldwin’s book, A PROMISE TO OURSELVES (St. Martin’s Press) was published in paperback in the fall of 2009.

He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic.

Baldwin has two daughters, Ireland Elliese and Carmen Gabriela and two sons, Rafael Thomas and Leonardo Angel. He is married to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin.

NICK OFFERMAN is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” The show, in which he starred with Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, wrapped its 7th and final season in 2015. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

On the big screen, Offerman was recently seen in “A Walk in the Woods” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Both films premiered at Sundance in 2015. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” took home the U.S. drama grand jury prize and U.S. drama audience award. That year, Offerman was also seen in the second season of the FX series “Fargo” alongside Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson and Jesse Plemons, for which he received a nomination for a Critics’ Choice TV Award.

Next up, Offerman will be starring alongside Michael Keaton in The Weinstein Company’s, “The Founder,” which will enjoy a limited release on December 16th and then a wide release on January 20, 2016. In October, he will release his third book called Good Clean Fun about his very own Offerman Woodshop. On the TV front, he will be a guest star on Season 2 of CBS’s “Life in Pieces” alongside wife Megan Mullally later this year. Additionally, his voice will be heard come December as the character Norman in Illumination’s animated feature SING.

Offerman recently wrapped production for THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW alongside Ellen Burstyn and Asa Butterfield, THE LITTLE HOURS alongside Alison Brie and Dave Franco and THE HERO alongside Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon and Krysten Ritter, all of which are opening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. He will also be seen in INFINITY BABY directed by Bob Byington, alongside his wife Megan Mullally.

Earlier this year, Offerman lent his voice to a character in “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Offerman and Mullally also just returned from touring their “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” comedy show across the US, UK and Ireland. The show made its inital debut in 2015. Offerman continues to tour his comedy show “Full Bush” and his previous special “American Ham” was released on Netflix in December, 2014. In 2013, Offerman released his New York Times Bestselling book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. He released his second New York Times bestseller, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, in May 2015. In addition to writing books, Offerman also narrated “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” for Audible.com, which debuted at #4 on Audible’s Fiction Best Seller list. He also recently acted as a co-producer for the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.”

In 2014, Offerman was seen in Sony‘s blockbuster hit “22 Jump Street” with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. That year, he also lent his voice to the animated film “The Lego Movie” which was the largest February opening for any animated film and the largest opening for an animated Warner Bros. release. He was also seen in Warner Bros.’ box office success “We’re The Millers”, with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, which came out in August 2013.

His long list of film credits also includes Lake Bell’s “In a World…”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me”; “Welcome to Happiness”; “The Kings of Summer”; “21 Jump Street” with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill; “Smashed” with Octavia Spencer and Megan Mullally; “Hotel Transylvania 2 ”; “Casa de mi Padre” with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna; “All Good Things”; “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” alongside George Clooney; “The Go-Getter”; “Wristcutters: A Love Story”; “Sin City,” with Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke; “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous,” starring Sandra Bullock; and “Groove.”

In addition to “Parks & Recreation” and “Fargo”, television audiences have seen Offerman on multiple episodes of Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital” and ABC’s “George Lopez.” He has also guest starred on numerous series, including “Deadwood,” “NYPD Blue,” “24,” “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing”, “Gilmore Girls,” “Monk,” and “ER.” He has voiced animated characters for “Axe Cop”, “The Simpsons”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “Gravity Falls”, and “Out There”.

Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for his performance in “The Kentucky Cycle,” at Chicago’s Pegasus Players Theatre, and was awarded a second Jefferson Citation for the puppets and masks he and his team crafted for “The Skriker,” at Defiant. He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others. In 2014, he starred with Megan Mullally in the play “Annapurna” at the Acorn Theatre in New York. Offerman also appeared in the play when it premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles in April 2013. His stage work also includes the off-Broadway play “Adding Machine,” the 2015 Huntington Theater production of “A Confederacy of Dunces”, and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.

In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.

MEGAN MULLALLY is best known for her role as ‘Karen Walker’ on NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace, for which she was awarded two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild awards and five Golden Globe nominations.

The Los Angeles-born, Oklahoma-raised actress briefly enrolled as a Theatre major at Northwestern University before switching to English Literature. She starred in several campus plays and musicals nonetheless, gaining enough attention to allow her to successfully pursue professional theatre work in Chicago for six years, before moving to Los Angeles in 1985.

In Los Angeles, Megan soon won a lead role in the short-lived TV series, “The Ellen Burstyn Show", alongside Ellen Burstyn and Elaine Stritch. Several TV guest roles followed ("Seinfeld", “Frasier", "Wings", "Mad About You", "Caroline In The City", "China Beach", “Murder She Wrote,”), and a couple of series (“My Life and Times,” “Rachel Gunn, R.N.").

In the mid-90's, Megan appeared in two Broadway musicals: a 1994 revival of “Grease”, with Rosie O'Donnell, and 1995’s “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring opposite Matthew Broderick. She returned to the Broadway stage in the Mel Brooks original musical, “Young Frankenstein”, with Roger Bart and Sutton Foster. She also starred in the New Group's production of Sharr White's "Annapurna", opposite her husband, Nick Offerman-- this followed a successful run at L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, where in 2009 Mullally also performed the role of Beverly Wilkins in Adam Bock's play "The Receptionist", for which she was awarded a Backstage West Garland Award. In 2014, Megan returned to Broadway for Terence McNally’s “It’s Only A Play” alongside Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint and Micah Stock. That same year, she performed the role of “Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls opposite Nathan Lane at Carnegie Hall. The show resulted in rave reviews.

Most recently, Mullally can be seen opposite James Franco and Bryan Cranston in John Hamburg’s “Why Him?” The film was released by Fox on December 23rd. She also recently wrapped production for James Franco’s “The Masterpiece” along with the Bob Byington directed comedy “Infinity Baby” alongside husband Nick Offerman.

Previously, Mullally starred as “Leanne” in Sky TV’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse” which aired on NBC following a run in the UK. She starred in the show alongside Rob Lowe and Jenna Fischer and received favorable reviews from many critics. She also co-stared as Chief in Rob Corddry’s satirical double Emmy Award-winning TV series, “Childrens Hospital" and recurred on "Parks and Recreation", as the evil Tammy, opposite her real-life husband, Nick Offerman. Mullally and Offerman recently guest starred together in a Season 2 episode of CBS’s “Life in Pieces.” Mullally also recurs on Fox’s animated hit “Bob’s Burgers", has appeared as Lydia on the acclaimed cult hit show “Party Down", and guested on “30 Rock", "Web Therapy", “Trophy Wife”, “Up All Night”, and "Happy Endings".

On the big screen, she has been seen in “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Good, Very Bad Day,” "Smashed", "Kings Of Summer", “Ernest And Celestine”, “Date And Switch”, "Somebody Up There Likes Me" and "GBF." She also voiced the character Grandma Linda in “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

Last year, Mullally and Offerman toured their comedy show “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” which will be recorded for a comedy special this year.

Mullally is in the band Nancy and Beth. Their first record will be released April 7, 2017. The band can be found on Twitter @nancyandbeth.

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