Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen : Actor Craig Bierko Warns Jay To Never Ride A Horse


We talked about: Finding community, doing The Stump, Not doing Chandler on “Friends”, the wonderful and difficult friendship of Matthew Perry, doing theater as a kid, “easy” comics who took their time, playing villains, lying about knowing how to ride horses and almost dying on the horse, auditioning by “being that guy” to set you apart, The Great David Pressman, kind hearted Richard Kind, staring in broadway, fear of going out. my writing advice “how much pain can you take?”, always seeking connection. Saying “yes” to opportunities, Craig’s dog boo.  Rye New York. Somehow Craig thinks I project warmth and kindness. Windows in school that go all the way to the ground that give kids the confidence to be on the world. Bullies who don’t think they are bullies, the gain and loss of choice, and the idea that the journey we are all on must contain random gifts and failures to get us where we are now.  

Bio: Craig Bierko made his Tony-nominated Broadway debut as “Professor Harold Hill” in Susan Stroman’s Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. A familiar face to Broadway audiences, Craig most recently appeared in Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country featuring songs by Bob Dylan; as “Sky Masterson” in Des McAnuff’s revival of Guys & Dolls, and in Lincoln Center’s Thou Shalt Not featuring music by Harry Connick. Craig recently completed the darkly comic feature film D(e)ad. Other film work includes starring opposite Russell Crowe in Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man, The Long Kiss Goodnight with Samuel Jackson and Geena Davis, Larry David’s cult classic Sour Grapes and Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Craig has appeared in numerous TV shows, most recently on the hit Netflix series Sex/Life as well as on the Peabody Award-winning UnREAL. Craig appeared as Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest “Ray ‘The Jazz Guy’ King” on HBO’s iconic Sex and the City.  Craig bathed John Malkovich in his online talk show “Bathing with Bierko” and offers no apologies.
Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen
Join Jay Kogen, former stand-up actor and award-winning comedy writer, as he shares his great stories from his decades in show business on his podcast, "Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen." With a mission to fight disconnection in modern life, Jay invites funny, smart, and interesting guests to tackle life issues he's dealing with. From stand-ups to actors, writers to artists, Jay's guests are always entertaining. Tune in to Apple, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere you get your podcasts to listen to "Don't Be Alone with Jake Hogan" and be prepared for some awkward but nice conversations.