Season 3 of Community will introduce John Goodman guest starring as Vice Dean Laybourne, Dean of the highly regarded Air Conditioning Repair Annex at Greendale. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with John Goodman and series regular Joel McHale. Both guys were extremely funny and very down-to-earth. Joel was eager to spend more time talking with us, even as they were calling him back to the set. John says he will be on 6 episodes this season, but is currently only showing up on set about once a month to film all his scenes.
Here are some highlights from the conversation.
John, on why he wanted to be a part of Community
John Goodman: It’s the cast. I think they’re a wonderful ensemble. The writing is out there. It’s just – it’s not a typical situation comedy sitcom. It’s risky and – yeah, it – you know, it’s combination of great things and I’ve – I’m just dying to get back into comedy again. That’s what I like to do. I enjoy it. And I’ve been doing pretty heavy guys lately, so you know, it’s nice to lighten up. Not that that’s any easier, I mean the stuff – I had pages of dialogue yesterday that was really precise and – but it’s good to stretch like that.
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