By Bob Andelman
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On the NBC freshman sitcom hit “Community,” Donald Glover plays “Troy,” a self-involved, former high school football star trying to find a place for himself in a junior college setting where his athletic accomplishments don’t mean much.
On the other hand, the pretty young girl in his study group, Annie—played by Alison Brie—thinks Troy can do anything. Anything with her, that is.
Donald Glover interview with Mr. Media, Bob Andelman
You can LISTEN to this interview with actor DONALD GLOVER, star of NBC’s COMMUNITY, by clicking the audio player above!
What may surprise fans of the show to learn, however, is that Glover was previously best known as a comedy writer.
He was a writer and executive story editor for “30 Rock,” sharing Writers Guild of America awards with the staff for best comedy series three years running—not usually the most direct line to starring in a sitcom. He also wrote, scored, produced and stars in the movie, Mystery Team.
DONALD GLOVER Audio Excerpt: “When I was writing at ’30 Rock,’ sometimes Tracy Moran couldn’t make it and they’d have me do my Tracy imitation at the table read. Marcy Klein, a producer on ’30 Rock’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ asked me to audition for ‘SNL.’ It moved to doing bit parts on ’30 Rock’ and doing my own standup before ‘Community.’”
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).