Here’s another conversation I had with a SUNDOWN cast member. Needle, degenerate gambler and the world’s least effective 12-step sponsor will be brought to life by comedy living legend Lamont Price:
Lamont is one of Boston’s funniest comics, recently named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” I talked to Lamont about the role of Needle and his probable next role in a Spielberg blockbuster:
Brendan: Before we talk about the movie, tell me about your experience working with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Lamont: That was a lot of fun. I got called and booked literally the night before shooting. I went up to NH early the next morning and sat in a conference room for 6 hours til we shot. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds. Robert Smigel showed up, had some instructions about the sketch but gave me no script. Just trusted I could do the job. Two takes later we were done.
Brendan: I’m a Conan freak, so I don’t know if I handle working with anyone or thing so closely associated with that show. I would lose my shit.
Lamont: Getting to work with an icon is great for sure.
Brendan: What was your first reaction when you read the role of Needle?
Lamont: He seems like the hilarious enabler type only looking out for his personal interests. I know a lot of people like that. My first thought was he reminded me of when I saw a guy at my gym barking out instructions to people working out while he was just standing there eating chicken wings. It’s emblazoned in my memory.
Brendan: That’s amazing. What’s your strategy in bringing Needle to life?
Needle: Just gonna try and channel people I’ve met in my life that have been the type and bring an element of self into the role. A character you’re familiar with but are intrigued by.
Brendan: Even though you play a comedic role, this is also a serious movie. What’s your next role for serious acting?
Lamont: Jurassic World 2.
Brendan: I hear you play a very serious pterodactyl in that one. What are you most looking forward to in the SUNDOWN?
Lamont: Craft services.
Brendan: What size of production do you think you’re dealing with? So you’ve got a big event coming up with the Boston Calling festival running May 28th and 29th. Fill the people in on that.
Lamont: It’s the fastest growing music Festival in the country right now looking to expand with a comedy stage. The guys asked me if I’d like to produce/be the face of said stage and I jumped at the opportunity. Should be a crazy weekend.
After checking out Lamont and the other great comics at the Boston Calling comedy stage, be sure to stop by the SUNDOWN Kickstarter page and help make our movie a reality!