Pamela Adlon and Tony Hale Swap Stories on the Challenges of 21st Century Comedy (Video)

Adlon, star and creator of “Better Things,” also shares the benefits of a midday nap

“Veep” star Tony Hale had a question Wednesday for Pamela Adlon, who stars in, writes and directs her FX hit “Better Things”: “At the end of the day, are you just wiped?”

The question came during the comedy spotlight panel at The Grill, TheWrap’s annual summit on entertainment and business. It turns out, Adlon has a routine that keeps it all together.

“I eat lunch for breakfast,” she said. “At lunch, I go to a dark room, I take off my pants and my bra. I throw a piece of black over my eyes. I usually fall asleep for at least 10 minutes. And then I’m great for the rest of the day. If I don’t do that, like, I’ll forget to s—.”

It turns out that Hale’s “Veep” castmates also had routines — to keep from laughing so hard that they couldn’t shoot scenes. He said that the show’s lead, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “digs her nails into her skin to stop from laughing.”

He said she also gave him some helpful advice to keep him from breaking…

Oops! This is for WrapPRO members only, please sign up or login to view.
Oops! This is a Members Only post! Become a member to access!

Join WrapPRO for Exclusive Content, Full Video Access, Premium Events, and More!

For Only $1/Day Members Access:

In-Depth Coverage
  • 5 exclusive members-only stories a week
  • Digital Video industry analysis and deep-dive features
  • Daily WrapPRO newsletter covering the latest digital video industry news
Exclusive Video
  • Access to full length Members-Only Video archive
  • Video of notable sessions from TheWrap Events (TheGrill, Power Women Summit)
Vip Access
  • VIP seating for TheWrap's Screening Series with stars and filmmakers
  • Access to 'chill spots' at select industry events Sundance, TIFF, Newfronts and more
  • Access to exclusive invite-only events
Resources
  • DataBank showcasing key stats and streaming video trends in the OTT market
  • In-depth entertainment industry research and whitepapers