Jason Sudeikis spoke about his biggest improv lesson following Critics Choice Awards wins for Best Actor and Best Comedy Series.
Ted Lasso was a big winner tonight with three wins for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham). It wasn’t a complete comedy sweep in television comedy since nobody was up for Best Actress. However, the series, which premiered in August 2020, won all three awards they were nominated for. Ted Lasso was quickly renewed for a second season. In October, Apple TV renewed the series for a third and final season. Following the Best Comedy Series win, Sudeikis and co-creator/star Brendan Hunt took to the winner’s press room on Zoom.
If you must know, Sudeikis was casual again–this time sporting a hoodie with the emblem of Booksmart‘s Crockett High School.
Congrats on the win and greetings from Chicago!
Jason Sudeikis: Yes, yes. Hello.
Jason, what I want to know is what is the biggest improv lesson that you’ve taken throughout your career?
Jason Sudeikis: I think there’s a few that come up but I mean, certainly the tenets of improv: Yes, and…Agreeing with something and then adding to it. But then one that’s come up a lot recently is one that that I remember Del Close saying although he may have taken it from someone else: “It’s more important to love the art in yourself than yourself in the art.” That’s one that really resonates especially as we’re going through this sort of process of being handed trophies for making stuff when I think as long as you keep your focus on the storytelling and saying please and thank you while doing so then you know this is all gravy.
Alright. Thank you and congrats again.
Jason Sudeikis: Thank you. Nice to see you.
Brendan Hunt: Thank you.