Episode 47: Dan Bakkedahl

Dan Bakkedahl

Actor DAN BAKKEDAHL (Veep, The Mindy Project, Legit) rolls into Studio 1Q and talks about hustling as an actor, his departure from Second City, his time on the Daily Show, the 3 stages of Metallica and the divided political landscape of America…oh, and Tittygram. Don’t forget Tittygram.


0:00 Intro

1:20 The hustle and second guessing never stop, no matter how successful you are. Dan’s most comfortable role was on Legit. He lauds Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ generous spirit.

7:20 Dan was the voice of Raiden in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks.

10:09 He talks about the circumstances surrounding hisĀ departure from Second City, his time on the Daily Show and the personal insights he’s had in the intervening years.

22:00 Dan didn’t expect the rage factor when he became a parent.

24:11 We deep dive into Dan’s love of rock and metal music. He breaks down the 3 different stages Metallica. Sammy wonders when should a band call it quits. Dan talks about his musical influences and exposing his kids to different genres of music.

36:14 Clowns brawled with animal rights activists in California. Dan and his wife decided not to take their kids to circuses because of how the animals are treated.

41:30 A man’s obituary instructed mourners not to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Dan talks about folks’ mindsets and the deep division in American politics between the red and the blue.

56:38 Dan is of two minds about Russia’s newest social media start up, Tittygram. It reminds him of bumvertising

1:01:40 He is digging Last Man On Earth, Peaky Blinders, Broadchurch & Survivor. Dan is pretty sure he’d quit before the first Tribal Council. He’s a big fan of vinyl records and has recently taken up guitar. Sammy’s ukulele hobby is tainted when he finds out Second City is offering ukulele classes.

1:10:14 Outro

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