blake anderson

Blake Anderson, actor and comedian, AMA.

Hi all, Blake Anderson here in NYC with my Dope castmates….


You may know me from Workaholics…and I’m super excited about my new film called DOPE. You can catch it in theaters starting next Thursday, June 18th. Hope you all can check it out- it’s pretty badass if I do say so myself. Watch the restricted DOPE Movie trailer here and this clip featuring yours truly:


(Victoria’s helping me out on the phone too)

Why is Anders wearing a boot in this scene? It’s from the “Dragon Tattoo” episode


It’s from a scene that got cutout where we’re all in the cubicle, and we talk about how high we are, and Anders denies it, and then we say “Dude, you’re wearing a cowboy boot and a Teva” and he’s like “Oh shit.”

Did you keep the bear coat?

No. I didn’t. That’s locked away in a Comedy Central vault.

What’s the whole story behind the breaking your back jumping off a roof thing? I didn’t realize Workaholics was a documentary..

Ummm….I can’t remember. I was pretty drunk.

But trust me, I didn’t expect for that to happen.

Besides workaholics what are some of your favorite tv shows at the moment?

Well, I like LAST MAN ON EARTH. I love LAST MAN STANDING, starring Tim Allen, that’s my favorite show of all time. I recently just started watching season one of MAD MEN, and I’m liking that. GAME OF THRONES, that’s got some cool shit. What else? RICK AND MORTY.

How were you approached about doing the Major Lazer video with Terry Crews?

My buddy Brandon, the guy who directed it, he just emailed me and asked me if I’d do it. And yeah. It sounded cool. A buncha cool people attached. I said why the heck not?

Do you call morning sex a “Wake and Blake?”

Um… no. I only have sex at night.

Like a vampire.

Whats the worst thing you’ve done to Waymond?

I don’t fuck with Waymond. He’ll beat your ass. He’s like, ex-military.

What are the chances of that crossover with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia happening?

I don’t know what the chances are, but I know we’re both down to do it. I just know it’s a pain in the ass to link up schedules and writers’ rooms, I guess.

How much do you like pizza? And what is your favorite toppings. Does it change when sober or inebriated?

I love pizza.

It’s delicious.

I like jalapeño pineapple and probably ham, if I can get that on it.

And pretty much goes that way drunk or sober.

I also like BBQ chicken pizza too. I like all pizzas.

How much of Workaholics is written on the spot?

Written on the spot, as in improvised?

It varies. But we like to say 37.8%.

Have you ever considered growing a beard to go along with the mustache?

I consider it every single day.

And I cry myself to sleep about it, because unfortunately my genetics don’t allow me to grow a damn beard.

I am considering getting implants though. I’ve heard that’s a real thing.


How do you keep your hair looking so good and do you keep stuff in it?

I don’t. I let it air dry. I don’t got a top on my Jeep.

It’s just beautiful American wind that’s swept through my hair.

That’s the only product I use. American Wind.

Think you’ll ever do a movie with Adam and Ders?

Yeah. Absolutely. 100%. We are currently writing one. And hopefully that will just be one of many.

I saw DOPE the other night and …. HOW WAS IT KISSING CHANEL IMAN?!? #DIED

Let’s just say… ohhhh my god.

How was it being a part of Parks & Rec?

Parks & Rec was cool. Pretty much like any other network set. Adam Scott was real cool, and it was great to watch Chris Pratt work. That dude’s a star for a reason.

What is the strangest acting tip you’ve gotten from a fellow actor, and what’s the worst?

One time at Comic-Con, Bill Paxton told all of us to “Be yourself, don’t try to be funny.”

I don’t know if that was good or bad advice, but i hold it near and dear to my heart.

Any advice for people wanting to write comedy?

I guess… it’s all a matter of just keep doing it, I guess?

Does your parents watch Workaholics and how do they feel about the content of it?

They do. They love it. It made their son a lot of money, so why not?

When was the last time you ghost rode the whip? East Bay 4 life.

On Workaholics, on the “We Be Clowning” episode, I think that was the most recent ghostriding.

What’s one of your best memories while still living in the Workaholics house that most people don’t know?

The best memories are probably ones when chicks came over. But that was very rare. So there’s not many that stick out.

When is Ders gonna show up on Community because you and Adam have? haha

Never. He’s not good enough for Community.

What’s your favorite part of a computer?

Whatever part I can stick my dick in.

How do I find Happiness? Also who’s your favorite wrassler?

I think happiness is found…huh.

That’s a really deep one.

I think that happiness is found through other people, you know? Friendships. Enjoying this time with the people who are on earth with you.

And my favorite wrassler? Probably Hollywood Hulk Hogan. With Buff Bagwell as a close second.

Who is the funniest cast member on Workaholics?

I mean, everybody’s so funny. I mean, I don’t even count Adam and Ders, but when they go off and do other stuff, they’re really funny… Kyle is super funny, he cracks me up. That’s a tough one. Everybody’s really funny on the show.

Waymond’s not funny in real life.

Just kidding.

I’m changing my answer to Waymond Lee.

What do you do on your phone that’s work related?

Emails, man!

I be all up in the work email!

Who is your favorite actor/actress to work with and why?

Jack Black. But I think that’s just because he was so cool. I had a pretty big expectation built up in my mind, and he met those expectations.

He’s a cool dude.

Tell me about Bane. Why does he wear the mask?

Actually, I don’t know too much about the DC Universe.

So Bane? I don’t know.

All I know is he broke Batman’s back, and I feel for Batman, so screw Bane.

Did you gain the role of an extra in that FUN music video cause you’re a famous comedic actor or did you have an in already?

That isn’t a true thing. I didn’t do that. I was never in a fun. music video, or a One Direction music video. Those are Wikipedia lies.

At what point did you first realize you were really famous?

I don’t think I have realized that yet. Am I really famous?

What’s your favorite Workaholics episode? Are there any episodes you thought were going to be great and just ended up okay or even disappointing?

I think my favorite episode is probably the one where we do acid.

Ones that I thought were going to be great and ended up okay? I know there is… I mean, I thought our “Future Is GNAR” was gonna do well, but nobody really liked that one, but I still think it’s awesome, so screw off.

Who do you like better, Adam or Ders?

They’re both my children! You don’t pick a child that you like more!

They’re equal best friends!

Where do you guys gets all your material from? Are any of you like your TV personalities?

You know, we get our material from everywhere, whether from real life or our crazy brains. And yeah, I think all our characters have at least a little bit of our real selves that come through. I think we’re pretty relatable to our dudes.

Between you, Ders, and Adam, who would you say has the most chiseled jawline?


I mean, we’ve all got pretty awesome jawlines.

I think I have the most massive one. I’m gonna go with me.

But not for long. I’ve been eating a lot of Reubens lately.

Who is your guy in the new Mortal Kombat, and what were your plans for your life before you made it on TV besides being super fucking gnar as fuck?

I use Cassie Cage – yes, she’s a girl, and yes I will beat your ass with her.

And the second answer is: I’d probably just be delivering pizzas and still trying to get into the comedy world. Whether it was for YouTube or Vine or I dunno. But I don’t think I was going to not try to accomplish my dream.

How do you maintain your hair?

I shower every other day. And I use shampoo. And sometimes, if I’m feeling lucky, conditioner.

Biolage? You seem like a Biolage kind of guy. My girlfriend worships that shit like it’s gold.

You got me all wrong.

Herbal Essences all the way.

Favorite video game and why?

There was this game on Super Nintendo called METAL WARRIORS that was frikkin’ radical. It was amazing. You could like, eject out of your robot and fly into other ones. It was so sick.

If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were forced to fight to the death, who would win?

Oh damn.

I mean… part of me wants to say Raph, because he’s just got SO much built-up anger. But I think when push comes to shove, Leonardo… I don’t want to see the angry side of Leonardo. He’s definitely the most well-trained.

Which celebrity were you most excited to see be apart of workaholics?

I thought it was pretty cool we got Dolph Lundgren. That’s like, an action hero. He was a cool dude.

How was your experience working in House M.D.?

It was fast, but it was cool. Hugh Laurie is a pro. I wish I had more scenes, but ya know. I’m just a young buck.

What is a typical day like for you?

Well, it depends if I’m working or not.

If I’m working, I pretty much work all day.

But on a chill day, I’ll wake up, get some breakfast with the fam, probably, you know, drive somewhere, maybe go to Amoeba, work out, and at night, watch TV or play some video games. You know. Probably consume some beer or drugs along the way.

What would your all time favorite meal be? Also, looking for a personal chef? 😉

Would probably just be some straight-up BBQ. I like ribs, I like sausage, I like tri-tip, I like hot dogs and cheeseburgers too. Anything coming off a BBQ is good by me. And as far as a personal chef goes – naw, I’m good with that.

What’s your favorite ride in Disney?

Not a huge Disneyland fan. But Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride would have to be my number one. And I haven’t tried the new Star Wars ride yet. I’m very excited for that one.

What ever happened to Scott and Zander’s Crazy night? I know Barats and Bereta advertised that and had you and Adam in the promo but I have not heard anything of it since.

I’m not sure. I don’t know what happened to those dudes.

As far as that goes, it’s just something that we did, you hope for the best for those dudes, but not sure what happened with that project.

I’ve recently started to rock a mustache, as partially inspired by you, advice on making it work?

Yeah. You just gotta believe in it man.

Roll it.

No turning back.

Trust your mustache.

What is the funniest thing that you have ever seen happen on set?

Uhm….I know there’s something that made me laugh. I dunno. Too many funny things. This one’s too hard.

How is it working on a professional show vs. working on your own Youtube channel? Anything surprising about the TV / Movie industry that you didn’t expect? Also what video games (if any) do you play?

The main difference is how many people are involved. That’s usually really surprising. Like, when my parents visit onset, they’re like “Holy shit, you guys employ a lot of people!” It takes a lot of people to make a TV show. It’s a team effort. And we’ve got a great crew, best in the business.

And MORTAL KOMBAT and ROGUE DESTINY currently. I also play the Marvel puzzle-fighter app? MARVEL PUZZLEQUEST. I play that on my phone all the time.

It’s basically just BEJEWELED but it has superheroes so I don’t sound like a sissy.

What are you favorite books of all time? Yeah, it’s a softball question, so hit it hard.


My favorite books of all time?

Well, the one actual book that I’ve read that I’ve enjoyed was called THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe. And I read it in high school, and I very much enjoyed it.

What would you say to a young guy, such as myself, that would love to work with you guys?

Keep doing you. And hopefully one day we’ll cross paths.

Who’s your favorite rapper?

My favorite rapper… Whew!

Of all time? I’d say E-40.

But currently, I’m not just saying this ‘cuz he’s my friend, but I think Earl Sweatshirt made the best album of the year.

How great was it working with the other rising stars in DOPE?!

Fantastic. Everybody on the cast has a real good attitude. It’s been a pleasure to have been a part of.

How would you describe ASAP Rocky’s work ethic through working with him on screen and did he give you sneak peaks of ALLA before it came out?

I wasn’t in any scenes with ASAP. And no, I didn’t get to hear his new album before it dropped, but when I met him at Sundance, he was a real cool dude.

What has been your favorite cameo you’ve done and why?


That’s a good question.

I’d say maybe LOITER SQUAD, just cuz it’s rare I get to hang out with all the dudes at once. It’s cool to be with them as a group. They’re fun guys to be around.

When was your last haircut? Also, when did you first take an interest in acting?

Probably 2 years ago. I don’t know if it was a cut so much as it was a trim.

I thinK I really got into thinking about doing it in junior high. We did like, improv in a class, and I fell in love with it. I liked not having to memorize lines and just trying to make people laugh.

Out of the shows you been in that I have seen (workaholics and Parks) which actor/actress is most like their character, also which is least like their character?

Waymond. No, that’s not true, because he’s actually the complete opposite.


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

I like Gold Medal Ribbon from Baskin Robbins.

I also really like the – I think it’s Chocolate Malted Crunch from Rite-Aid.

Favourite candy?

I like anything by Trolli.

I like sour candy, personally. And whenever they do a little gummy candy with a hard shell around it, sour, that’s when you’re in my moneyspot.

I saw that you posted on Instagram that you were listening to the recent Earl sweatshirt album and it has me wondering, what other albums are you looking forward to for this year, and what’s a random artist that people may not know that you really enjoy?

There’s this dude from the bay called Kool John who had a really great mixtape last year. And I heard him and T-Lo are dropping an album soon that I am anxiously awaiting.

Who was your idol growing up, if it was a celebrity, have you met them yet?

Well yeah. Probably Hulk Hogan, and yeah, I did. Nice guy!