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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Apr 7, 2015

On the eve of the debut of "The Comedians" on FX, Dennis visits the home of his old sketch comedy friend from the 90's Ben Wexler, who is the series' showrunner and one of its exec producers. Ben talks about getting to work on his dream project, "The Comedians" after many years in the TV comedy trenches, what it's like to ask his childhood idol Billy Crystal if they can make a joke at his expense in the show, and the thrill of seeing ads for his baby all over LA. Ben and Dennis also recall many adventures from their 20-plus year friendship; the sketches they did together in the comedy troupe Off-Off-Fairfax, two trips to Vegas, Ben's appearances as Woody Allen in The MisMatch Game, and getting sexed-up while listening to the Indigo Girls. Other topics include: Ben's stint on "The Michael J. Fox Show," his first big Hollywood job on a little movie called "Forrest Gump," working on the Netflix version of "Arrested Development" and how Ben can't say the word "tweaking" without giggling. Watch "The Comedians" and follow Ben on Twitter @mrbenwexler