Ed Asner on the UP-lifting experience of playing Carl Fredericksen
Original Airdates: Mar. 13-15, 2020
TVC 484.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with eight-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Disney Pixar’s UP, Briarpatch), including why his experience providing the voice of Carl Fredericksen in UP gave him a feeling of rebirth. Ed’s new memoir, SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, not only includes many stories about his spectacular acting career, but pays tribute to his cast members on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, reveals the person on whom he based his portrayal of Grant when he did the hour-long series, and shows why Ed’s father continues to be the guiding force of his life today.
Ed Asner plays God Almighty in God Help Us, a political comedy written by Samuel Warren Joseph that provides hope for the future, provided we all listen to each other. Samuel Warren Joseph was one of Ed’s collaborators on Son of a Junkman. Ed is scheduled to perform God Help Us
April 5, 2020 – Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, MI
April 10, 2020 – Brewer PAC, 92 Pendleton St, Brewer, ME
April 18, 2020 – Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI
April 25 & 26, 2020 – Hampton Arts, Virginia
May 2, 2020 – Solvang Theater Festival, 420 2nd St, Solvang, CA
June 11, 2020 – HEAR Now Festival, Bragg Auditorium, 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64111
To find out how to book God Help Us at a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net.
Ed Asner is also scheduled to bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to the following venues:
Once described as “The Vagina Monologues for men,” A Man and His Prostate was written by Ed. Weinberger, Ed’s longtime friend and fellow Mary Tyler Moore Show collaborator, and the co-author of Ed’s book The Grouchy Historian. For more information, go to AManandHisProstate.com.