BSCkids recently got the chance to sit down with comedian and actor Jonathan Mangum. He spoke with us about his new show “Trust Us With Your Life” as well as his previous projects and working in the entertainment industry.
Jonathan Mangum, an A-List improvisor and series regular on the new ABC Primetime series “Trust Us With Your Life,” which is premiering on July 10th at 9pm. Jonathan performs alongside Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. He is additionally the co-host of “Let’s Make A Deal” on CBS. Mangum also had a recent recurring role on “N.C.I.S.” and was in the Rob Reiner film “The Bucket List.” Fans may also recognize Jonathan from his major reoccurring part on “The Drew Carey Show.”
BSCkids: Jonathan Mangum
How did you get into acting and comedy?
When you were first starting out in the entertainment industry, what was the hardest thing you had to overcome?
Tell us about your new show “Trust Us With Your Life.”
What is something fans can be look forward to seeing on the show?
One thing that is great about the show is the new kinds of improv we’re doing. There’s a game called “Forward/Reverse” in which Feed controls the direction of the scene like a remote control. There is another called “Sideways Scene” were the camera is on the ceiling pointing down, and we lie on the floor– the illusion is that we are standing while lying on our sides… Makes for some great bits.
What has been the craziest thing to happen on “Lets Make A Deal?”
You have worked on a number of different shows and projects, what has been your favorite over the years?
If you couldn’t be an actor/comedian, what profession would you have hoped to be?
If you had to recommend one movie that everyone should see, what would it be?