You might recognize Tim Meadows from his time as Principal Duvall in Mean Girls, or a cannibal on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or as the ever-classic Ladies Man on “Saturday Night Live.” He has had many comedic titles in his 30 plus years in comedy. This weekend he will be performing in several improv show with Dad’s Garage.
Ahead of his appearance, he sat down with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to discuss his long-standing career in comedy.
Tim Meadows discussing Leon Phelps, aka “The Ladies Man,” in the Me-Too Era:
I think the character is likeable enough, that you sort of forgive him for his stupidity. I think I could still get away with a lot of the same stuff because I think people know it’s just ridiculous.
On Adam Sandler writing a tribute song for the late comedian Chris Farley:
To me, it was a perfect example of what Chris was like. He was really funny, he cared for people, and if you were his friend, you were his best friend. So when someone like that leaves you suddenly, it leaves a big hole.
On why he loves performing at Dad’s Garage:
I love improv, it’s how I got started. The idea of seeing something that I was apart of 20 or 30 years ago, to see that continue on in different cities and different countries, makes me feel good. And I just want to support this theater because they’re good people and it’s never not fun.