By Dan Casey
Whether he’s slinging pun-themed burgers, coaching children’s soccer, bragging about his van, or being an international man of mystery, H. Jon Benjamin’s voice is a singular force, a thundering baritone that commands your attention and is typically guaranteed to have you clutching your ribs with laughter. Bob’s Burgers, Home Movies, Archer Vice, Dr. Kat, Professional Therapist: these are but a few of the things that have cemented Benjamin as not only a cult comic hero, but one of the funniest working actors out there. Recently, I was able to catch up with Benjamin over the phone to talk about the bold new direction of Archer, which television cast is more fun to hang out with, the role of which he’s most proud, and some genuinely weird Twitter questions courtesy of you fine folks.
Nerdist: Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today. I appreciate it. So, first things first…
H. Jon Benjamin: I know, I know. I apologize.
N: It’s alright. I’ll forgive you just this once.
HJB: I’ve done a lot of stupid things.
N: I know. We’re trying to put that behind you. Moving forward into the bold new world that is Archer Vice.
HJB: Archer Vice, yeah.
N: Yeah. So, …read more