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Jodi Long On 'Sullivan & Son' Season 3: 'The Show's Only Gotten Better'

7/1/2014 12:09pm EDT
Jodi Long On 'Sullivan & Son' Season 3: 'The Show's Only Gotten
TV's funniest mother is back for another season. There's nobody quite like the outspoken Ok Cha Sullivan on TBS's sitcom Sullivan & Son, and veteran actress Jodi Long knows how to deliver all of Ok Cha's punchlines and pointed looks for maximum hilarity.

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jodi for some chat about the third season of Sullivan & Son and what she thinks of her fellow bar regulars (hint: she likes them a lot more than Ok Cha does!)

Flying under the radar in a Tuesday late-night time slot, Sullivan & Son has nonetheless garnered a loyal fan base, but that doesn't...

Steve Byrne Talks Season 3 Of 'Sullivan & Son': 'Everything Just Clicked'

6/24/2014 12:05pm EDT
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It's time for Steve Sullivan to get back behind the bar, which means it's time for us to have another chat with Steve Byrne. The star of TBS's Sullivan & Son - the little bar comedy that could - joined us recently to talk about the upcoming third season of the show and hanging out with the guys from TruTV's Impractical Jokers.

"The first two seasons you're experimenting, you're trying things out, you're making mistakes, you're finding successes," he told us. "We've found what dynamics between characters work, and we're going with our strengths into this season.

"We've always teased the St...

Christine Ebersole Adds To The Laughs On 'Sullivan & Son'

8/22/2013 2:10pm EDT
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As Carol Walsh on TBS's Sullivan & Son, Christine Ebersole has kept us laughing with well-meaning but perhaps ill-advised antics. Yet underneath Carol's fearless exuberance is a two-time Tony Award winner with decades of talent. BFTV snagged a few minutes with Christine on Thursday to chat about how she finds the laughter - and what it's like when she gets serious.

"I just basically sort of approach it as, she's a fun-loving, kind of free spirit who is very kind of innocent in a way," she said of Carol, the bar regular who's never short of a smile or a flirtatious comment. "[She's] not jad...

Jodi Long Is A Scene-Stealer On TBS's 'Sullivan & Son'

8/8/2013 4:29pm EDT
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On TBS's Sullivan & Son, Jodi Long rules the bar as Ok Cha Sullivan, the blunt and scene-stealing mother of Steve (Vivian Bang). Off camera, the veteran actress - who is actually not Korean and was born in Queens - has built a resume that would make most actresses jealous, and she's much more a people person.

"I think I do have that in me and I'm channeling it through all the aunts that I grew up with," she quipped during a recent interview with BFTV. "But it's very different from who I am. I'm not Korean. I don't have a Korean accent. But that's acting."

Which is something that Jodi know...

Vivian Bang Plays The Perfect Sister (Sort Of) On TBS's 'Sullivan & Son'

7/11/2013 2:30pm EDT
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TBS's Sullivan & Son has established itself as a pretty cool place to hang out. There's

Live Online Interview and Fan Chat With Comedian and Sullivan & Son Star Steve Byrne

6/26/2013 3:59pm EDT
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Steve Byrne cracks us up weekly on the politically incorrect TBS hit comedy series Sullivan & Son, which features an incredibly talented and ethnically diverse cast.  The series is loosely based on Steve’s own background and family, and co-stars a gang of his personal friends = the perfect recipe for some serious laughs!  So get ready to have some fun today in our live chat with Steve at 5:30 pm p/t! 

A successful comedian who has headlined his own specials, Byrne’s stand-up comedy is clever, smut-free and decidedly relatable to both a younger and older audience. Prior to landing his own T...

Valerie Azlynn Makes A Welcome Return In 'Sullivan & Son' Season 2

6/20/2013 12:15pm EDT
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You can't have a great bar without great people in the bar. So it is for TBS's Sullivan & Son, which counts the lovely and sassy Valerie Azlynn amongst its cast. Valerie plays Melanie Sutton, the paramedic who keeps the comedy's guys in line and is clearly meant to be with Steve Sullivan (the underrated

Steve Byrne Reopens The Bar For Second Season Of 'Sullivan & Son'

6/13/2013 12:05pm EDT
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TBS's Sullivan & Son has become a comfortable place to visit for TV audiences on Thursday nights. It's familiar enough for audiences to grasp, is willing to push the envelope enough to feel fresh, and the cast have bent over backwards to make it feel like a real hangout. As the bar comedy serves up its second season, BFTV reconnected with star-producer Steve Byrne between stand-up comedy gigs to ask him how his charming idea for a TV show emerged into the good time it is today.

"I think what makes any show successful is any time it has its own voice and it doesn't sound like anything else,...

Steve Byrne Aims For An Honest Sitcom With 'Sullivan & Son'

7/19/2012 10:30am EDT
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"I think if you're going to sit around and look at graphs and charts, then you're just kind of making a show that isn't genuine," says comedian Steve Byrne. "I think I've learned that from my stand-up. I've always tried to be an inclusive person. It's just speaking from an honest place instead of trying to please everyone."

After fourteen years as a stand-up comedian, Byrne is now looking to bring that same honesty to the situation comedy with Sullivan & Son, the new TBS sitcom that he co-created and stars in, which premieres tonight at 10 PM ET/PT. The show focuses on his eponymous charac...