Jodi Long On 'Sullivan & Son' Season 3: 'The Show's Only Gotten Better'
In case you haven't yet seen them or just want to relive them again, here are some of Ok Cha's best moments so far.
While sometimes Ok Cha would love to just kick everyone out of the bar, in real life, Jodi has no shortage of good things to say about not only the regular cast, but the guest actors who are scheduled to drop in for season three.
"Everyone's been so amazing," she enthused. "Billy Gardell is a sweetheart and I love him; he's coming back and I don't know what they have in store for him. Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory came on; he did a great episode. John Michael Higgins is coming back as well.
Another future bar patron is one of Jodi's former co-stars from another sitcom. "Margaret Cho is coming on the show as well," she revealed. "We haven't shot it yet; I think it's one of the last episodes. I've spoken to Margaret and I've seen her, but I have not worked with her since All-American Girl."
Having enjoyed success with the revival of her one-woman show, Surfing DNA, Jodi has a few other projects that have just arrived in addition to her work on Sullivan & Son. Her latest film, the Asian-American comedy-drama A Picture of You, opened on June 20, and she also serves as the narrator for the audio version of Lisa See's novel China Dolls.
Yet she's getting the most attention for her scene-stealing work as Ok Cha Sullivan, and with good reason. If you haven't yet figured it out, Jodi is nothing like the character that she plays on TV; she's as warm and funny as the rest of the Sullivan & Son crew, and often takes folks by surprise when they see her in person.
"It's really sort of fun," she laughed. "Because I look so different in real life, most people don't recognize me. But when they hear my voice, even though I don't speak with an accent, it's something about the timbre of my voice!"
The new season of Sullivan & Son continues tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on TBS. You can also follow Jodi on Twitter (@XOJodiLong) and check out our recent interview with Steve Byrne.
And if you're in the Los Angeles area, the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, featuring Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr., will be at the Hollywood Improv this Thursday, July 3.