Interview: Mark Duplass, Jon Lajoie, and Jason Mantzoukas From THE LEAGUE – NYCC ’13

We wrap up our three part interview series with the stars of  The League with Mark Duplass, Jon Lajoie, and Jason Mantzoukas.  Merrill Barr caught up with the three actors to get some insight on their various characters on the show, and to get some information about what they are up to when they aren’t filming the FXX comedy. Check out the interviews below, and in case you missed them earlier, check out our interviews with the show creators, as well as the center couple of The League!

Mark Duplass is one of many actors on The League who has a variety of other interests outside of the show. Duplass is a writer and director, and he talks about why his style wouldn’t work on the show. He also discusses the cult following of the show, full of young fantasy football fanatics who share the same heartbreak and excitement that NFL fans feel every Sunday.

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Jon Lajoie doesn’t play the most productive character, but he doesn’t suffer from a shortage of ideas. Lajoie discusses some of his past Taco Corp enterprises, and reveals which one is his favorite.  He also talks about the inspiration for some of his songs, including the Birthday Song from season 1.

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Jason Mantzoukas plays one of the craziest characters on TV, Rafi. He talks about some of the things that he does to prepare for the character, and where he draws  inspirations for some of his craziest bits. In addition, he talks about  his guest bit on Modern Family, and what it’s like to play a sleezy douche in almost all of his roles. Check out the great interview below!

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Who is your favorite character on The League? Which interview did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments.

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