Bob Odenkirk dropped by “The Daily Show” on Thursday to promote his new AMC series, “Better Call Saul.”
Odenkirk and Comedy Central host Jon Stewart spoke fondly of their long friendship, going back to their days as struggling stand-up comedians in New York City.
Although both are now highly successful in the TV world, things were not always so easy for the comic pair.
One night in a bagel shop (“my home turf” as Stewart called it), the two were refused service. “They wouldn’t sell us food,” Odenkirk said. “We had money. We had American money.”
Odenkirk is the star of “Better Call Saul,” a spin-off series from the cult hit “Breaking Bad.” He reprises his role as unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman who does everything in his power to avoid earning an honest buck.
“Better Call Saul” debuts on AMC on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET, with the second episode airing Feb. 9 at the same time. The series will then air on Monday nights for the remainder of the season.