Want to hear “Weird Al” Yankovic describe the ’80s in gasps and animal noises? Ever wonder if Sarah Silverman would grow out her pubic hair — if the love of her life asked her to?
So does comedian Natasha Leggero, and she’s not afraid to ask. On her new web faux talk show, Tubbin’ With Tash, Legerro’s gold-spangled, coke-snorting alter ego interviews comedy celebs about whatever the hell she feels like … in a hot tub. Read my full review of Tubbin’ with Tash for the LA Weekly in the print edition this week. (link up monday). And below, check out my full interview with the always hilarious Natasha.
Why a tub?
It has always been my dream to host America’s first water based talk show.
How did you come to collaborate with Jash for the show and did you develop it with anyone there or come to them with the concept?
I believe I came up with the concept when I realized that if I did a show from my tub I could legally expense the entire price of the tub.
What do you love about having a digital show? What do you hate about it?
I love the lawless nature of youtube being able to say whatever you want and also getting naked if I feel like it.
If you could go tubbing with anyone raised from the dead, who would it be?
How did you come up with the character of Pig Bottom? In your imagination, how did Pig Bottom and the Natasha of the show meet?
My husband died and with the four thousand dollars I got from his death I went to the “We be Tubbin” Superstore in Pecoima and Pig Bottom (aka Paul Bottoms) sold me the tub and we had such an instant connection that he decided to leave his wife and kids and move to Hollywood and become my slave.
Speaking of the Natasha of the show… how is she like you and how is she different?
The Natasha of the show definitely wears more jewels in the hot tub. Also she does a lot of cocaine.
Any advice for aspiring digital series creators?
Start an interview show- if you can’t get a hold of a hot tub I would suggest a pond, a slip and slide, or perhaps the LA river.
If you enjoyed this interview, check out Steph’s conversation with comedians Jeremy Luke and Joey Russo about creating their hilarious scripted series about being Jersey actors in Hollywood: Turbo and Joey.