It's Friday night, and Blake Anderson has wrapped filming for next week's episode of Workaholics, on which he has played the stony, frizzle-haired Blake Henderson for the past four seasons. It's an intense schedule--he and co-stars/co-writers Adam DeVine and Anders Holm have four days to film a 24-minute episode, and it's not uncommon for the guys to pull all-nighters, as they did this particular week, shooting until 11 a.m. Thursday.
It has been especially busy for Anderson, who, on top of starting production on Workaholics, cameoed in the season premiere of Parks and Recreation the week before.
But now it's time to chill, and Anderson sounds fully relaxed on a quick phone call from the set, speaking slowly and distinctly, with a slight drawl that sounds out of place for a native Californian who hails from the East Bay. The genesis of Workaholics came when Anderson met DeVine on his first day of improv class at Orange Coast College, which led to the creation of the show's precursor, Mail Order Comedy, before he and his pals got snapped up by Comedy Central.
And though he currently lives in Van Nuys, tonight he slips into something more North Carolinian, as we discuss his DJ aspirations, which he says are in a nascent state, if anything--even though his Twitter feed has him spinning records at parties and generally geeking out about the music he's listening to. Anderson's celebrity may be thanks to his writing abilities and stage presence, but he's also a guy who takes his tunes hella seriously. Should the time come when he's ready to claim a DJ moniker, it'll be Uncle Blazer.