Kevin Bigley's Dream 'Sirens' Guest Star Is Also His Celeb Crush!
Kevin Bigley is one of the breakout stars of USA’s comedy series Sirens and now he is opening up to JustJared.com about his hit show, his dream guest star, and so much more.
The show is currently reaching the end of its second season. It follows Chicago’s best EMTs Johnny (Michael Mosley), Hank (Kevin Daniels) and Brian (Bigley) as they navigate their way through professional and personal drama. Together the comedy-trio discusses and debates its way through life issues, including chance versus coincidence, white knights versus nightingales and strippers versus magicians.
Kevin has a long resume of some awesome guest starring roles and he will soon be seen in the upcoming movie Delinquent.
Make sure to watch a new episode of Sirens TONIGHT (April 7) at 10/9c on USA. Then, tune in next week for the season two finale!
Click inside to read our exclusive interview with Kevin Bigley…
JJ: What has been the most challenging scene to shoot so far?
KB: Anything past November 1st. It got very cold, you’ll notice we started wearing jackets. That’s not because Kevin Daniels looks great in a canvas jacket (he does), it’s because we were filming in the snow for twelve hours. As our show runner Bob Fisher says, “It’s hard to be funny when everyone just wants to go inside.” Come season three, look for all rescues to be done indoors.
JJ: What’s your favorite prop from the set?
KB: I like the pay phone in the hallway. No one ever uses it, in real life or the show. Why is there a pay phone? Who does NOT own a cell phone on this show?? Starting now, I am beginning a campaign for a “pay phone centered” story line. Brian gets kidnapped. It’s a shot for shot remake of that terrible/wonderdful Colin Farrell movie Phone Booth. Get ready for a mediocre thrill ride, Sirens fans!
JJ: Who’s your dream guest star to have on the show? What character would they play?
KB: Colin Farrell in an episode we’re tentatively calling “Phone Booth”. See above.
JJ: Are you working on any other projects outside of Sirens?
KB: I’m always working with my sketch group BigCob on FunnyorDie. They’re a talented group of cut-ups, you can find us on www.funnyordie.com/bigcobprod.
JJ: Which comedians inspire you to be funnier?
KB: John Belushi. Andy Kaufman. Bill Murray. Comedians who think outside the lines. They try to look at comedy in a different way and come at jokes from obscure angels. Belushi would sometimes literally attack it with unexpected eruption, Murray would do it subversively and comment on it, and Kaufman would dissect it and present it again but rearranged.
JJ: What are your five most played songs currently in rotation?
KB: I’ll give you artists instead: Ty Segall, The Orwells, King Tuff, Black Lips, and Dead Ghosts. I like bands who have high music IQs and can blend genres. Much like the comedians who inspire me, I like bands that can take a genre of the past and infuse something current or forward thinking within it. But there’s nothing wrong with being dumb, loud, and fast either.
JJ: Which TV shows on the air are you obsessed with?
KB: Last Man on Earth. I think Will Forte is the new Paul Reubens. His character is almost cartoonish, but he masterfully walks a line of cartoon and reality. He can go from playing racket ball in a living room to carefully planning his suicide. Walking that line is very hard to do.
JJ: Who’s your celeb crush?
KB: Colin Farrell… did that work? Is he guest starring yet?
Watch Sirens on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on USA!