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'Veep's' Sam Richardson Wishes Julia Louis-Dreyfus Were Really President

'Veep' star Sam Richardson, who appears in this year's 'Detroiters,' takes you on a tour of his essential Los Angeles haunts, from his favorite record store to the gym he may or may not frequent. ("I'm from Detroit," he wants you to know. "But I embrace any place I am.") All the while, he recounts his favorite moments running scenes with co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and discusses his upcoming Comedy Central series.

Released on 2/7/2017

Credits

Starring: Sam Richardson
Director: Kelly Bales

Transcript

00:04
(grunts)
00:05
And sometimes touching it is enough, you know.
00:09
There, that's good.
00:11
(jazz music)
00:15
Ooooh!
00:17
What's up?
00:19
Just a rapid day of filming on Veep.
00:22
So, now, I'm just kinda go around
00:24
and see what my life's like.
00:25
As a kid, I like, you know, I always liked comedy.
00:27
I used to watch Saturday Night Live, like all the time,
00:30
Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters,
00:32
and when I moved to LA, to The Office for the last season,
00:35
I did an episode of the New Arrested Development,
00:38
and then I went in to audition for Veep,
00:40
and like it clicked real well,
00:41
and I looked at (speaks off mic)
00:42
and I was like, oh this guy is me.
00:43
It's so good and everybody has such camaraderie,
00:46
because it starts with Julia.
00:47
She's just so good.
00:49
She's our leader.
00:51
I wish she was the real president.
00:52
So I've been obsessed with records recently.
00:54
I've had a collection, but like this collection
00:56
is growing more and more everyday,
00:58
so I'm taking you to this place
00:59
called Amoeba Records which is in Hollywood.
01:00
This is the room I'm in the most.
01:03
This is the jazz room.
01:04
I'm a big jazz guy.
01:06
Record player from,
01:06
(loudspeaker)
01:07
that was Line Three, could we get Line Three?
01:09
Yeah, I also work here.
01:10
It's in between.
01:11
It's a way of supplementing my income,
01:13
and like some of my favorite albums, Prince, Controversy,
01:16
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life,
01:18
so really a plethora, and a wide array
01:21
of tastes that I have.
01:22
Ooooh, actually, legitimately,
01:24
here's Nina Simone Sings the Blues.
01:26
I am gonna buy this one.
01:27
Okay, what are you listenin' too?
01:29
Get out of my face.
01:29
Ah, yep!
01:30
Let's just kinda, that's fine.
01:32
(laughs) It's kind of a joke that we have together.
01:34
How are you doin'?
01:35
Good, thank you.
01:36
I wanna record, please sir.
01:37
Alright, could I see your ID?
01:38
Yeah, (laughs), he's actin' like he doesn't know me.
01:42
[Cashier] Here you are sir, enjoy the rest of your day.
01:43
You too.
01:45
I'll see you tomorrow!
01:46
(laughs)
01:47
I'm here a lot.
01:48
Well I've got a new show coming to Comedy Central,
01:51
called Detroiters.
01:52
It'll be on Comedy Central, Tuesdays at 10:30.
01:55
Me and my best friend, Tim Robinson,
01:56
we play two admen, who make local commercials
02:00
in the City of Detroit.
02:01
It's all filmed in Detroit, and Tim and I
02:05
are real-life best friends, and we play best friends
02:07
on the show, so, not a lot of acting going on.
02:11
When we were in Chicago, we talked about Detroit so much,
02:15
like everybody would be like, we get it, alright!
02:17
Tim, Sam, you guys are from Detroit, okay, cool!
02:20
We'd be like, yeah, but in Detroit, you'd say this,
02:23
and in Detroit, you know, we wear our hats like this,
02:26
and everybody got so annoyed with us,
02:27
so like the first thing we had to do
02:29
was like make the show about Detroit.
02:31
I'd recommend that everybody write a show
02:32
about their hometown, and get it put on television.
02:37
Let's go to work.
02:39
Now a part of my quintessential LA experience
02:42
is exercise fitness.
02:44
My body's a temple.
02:45
That's why I come to this, my temple,
02:47
to like really work my temple out.
02:48
Temple on temple, power.
02:50
Now the most important thing of anything
02:52
you're gonna do with your temple, is you're gonna hydrate.
02:53
It means you gotta drink some water.
02:55
You wanna use a little cup so you can know your dosage.
02:59
That's one, two, three.
03:02
Ooooh, yeah!
03:03
Now that I'm hydrated, I stretch.
03:06
(grunts)
03:07
I feel it.
03:08
Let's stretch.
03:08
It's important to loosen the body.
03:10
Last thing you wanna do, you don't wanna injury yourself,
03:12
while tryin' to better yourself.
03:14
That's just silly.
03:15
It's counterproductive, is what it is,
03:17
and after a little stretch, you do wanna hydrate again,
03:20
just to make sure that those areas
03:22
that have been stretched out have water flowing to them.
03:29
Ooooh!
03:32
Let's do some dirty work!
03:35
Hey fellas, how you doin'?
03:36
[Man] Good.
03:37
Good.
03:38
I see these guys all the time, 'cause I'm always here.
03:42
(grunting)
03:46
You don't wanna burn out.
03:47
That's another thing too.
03:48
So you wanna kind of like hit a workout
03:49
and then you wanna kind of like move on, keep it goin'.
03:52
It's called circuit training.
03:53
Are you, you're on this?`
03:55
Okay.
03:56
I'll use that after you.
03:58
He's hoggin' it!
04:00
He's hoggin' it.
04:01
That's fine.
04:04
I see he's now off that, but I don't wanna use that anymore
04:06
'cause the moment's passed.
04:11
(grunts)
04:12
Gonna lay down.
04:14
And It's also important to know when you're done.
04:16
Like 'cause once you're done with your workout,
04:18
it's like good to stop, before you go too far.
04:21
(bell ringing)
04:22
These are called medicine ball,
04:24
because it's your daily prescription for pain (laughs).
04:27
It's you heapin' dose of medicine.
04:29
It's a muscleman joke, so wouldn't expect you to get it.
04:32
Unless you're a muscle guy, then you already know,
04:34
but even if you don't know, you're not from California, so.
04:39
I'm from Detroit, but, you know, I embrace any place I am.