“It Wasn’t Pretty…But The Beginning Is Usually Pretty Rough:” A TDQ Q&A With Comedian Richy Lala

Richy Lala

Richy Lala

This week’s TDQ Q&A features south Florida comedian Richy Lala. Rich talks to us about the best heckling he’s ever encountered, how Bill Cosby changed his life (and no, not because of Pudding Pops) and his favorite Martin Mull-Tim Curry flick. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with comedian Richy Lala:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Richy Lala: When I first heard about it…I was 9 years old….my sister Gretel and I had been trail-walking when some old lady told us about it.

TDQ: How excited were you that The Daily Quarterly asked you for an interview?

Lala: It’s pretty much the highlight of my life so far…I haven’t slept since I was approached.

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

Lala: Growing up and seeing how people/family members became happy while watching funny entertainers…no matter what was going on in our lives…as a child my entire family, all 6 of us, always sat and enjoyed the Cosby show on Thursdays…30 minutes of happiness…tip my hat to Dr. Huxtable. 
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Mark Harmon, Never Really Thrilled Playing “Jethro Gibbs,” Contemplating Leaving “NCIS”

Mark & Mindy?

If writers don't shape up NCIS character Jethro Gibbs actor Mark Harmon is likely to ship out. A Mork and Mindy reboot would, likely, be his next step.

Los Angeles—Anonymous sources closely associated to the CBS megahit show “NCIS” have said that the star of the long running crime drama, Mark Harmon, is in tense negotiations to renew his contract and keep his character, Jethro Gibbs, on the program for another four seasons.

“It’s been no secret, really, that Jethro hasn’t been Mark’s favorite character,” said the source, on the condition of anonymity, and who definitely is not Harmon’s agent, Harold Detwiler. It’s not. Not him. Stop. “Mark’s always felt that Gibbs is way too conservative in his attitude and appearance, and it would be really great if he could be a little bit more flamboyant.”

The source said that Harmon has approached series creator Donald P. Bellisario in the past about changing up the character’s look and persona, maybe from a head trauma that could last an entire season or something, but Bellisario has always nixed the idea.
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