Baron Vaughn is an American comedian and actor known for his portrayal of Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein on the Netflix television series Grace and Frankie and Tom Servo on the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
George and Paco visit Baron Vaughn in Los Angeles to talk about his new documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter). We learn about Baron's upbringing, his relationship with his mom, therapy, Boston comedy, being on Marc Maron's show, his ideas about masculinity, and the statistical baggage attached to being African-American and fatherless.The documentary includes appearances from Rain Pryor, Open Mike Eagle, and Lil Rel Howery. It's available on Fusion TV and Amazon Prime.Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” with 3 seasons currently streaming. He is the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return also streaming on Netflix. Baron has performed on Comedy Central in his own Half Hour, as well as an appearance on The Meltdown. He performed on Showtime's SXSW Comedy, Conan (twice), and the now defunct Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He will be on the upcoming Comedy Central show Corporate. Baron has two comedy recordings, Raised by Cable and Blaxistential Crisis, both available on AST Records.Follow us on:Twitter: @supdocpodcastInstagram: @supdocpodcastFacebook: @supdocpodcastsign up for our mailing listAnd you can show your support to Sup Doc by donating on Patreon.
Actor and standup comedian Baron Vaughn was Leonard’s original co-host on the podcast. He returns to the fold to talk about his roles on Grace & Frankie and the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as well as a new documentary that’s close to his heart: Fatherless. Baron has a knack for being able to be serious one moment and silly the next. Jessie and Leonard are suckers for this, and you may find yourself reacting the same way.
Baron Vaughn knows that growing up without a father and sharing a bunk bed with grandma can ignite the comedy spark. He tells Marc about being a latchkey kid watching cable TV and drawing inspiration from the black comedians of the early '90s. With a successful comedy and acting career to his name, Baron was also able to document his search for the father he never knew. Plus, Moshe Kasher returns to the garage to explain why he wants to get to the bottom of the trickiest stuff in his new show Problematic. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com and Casper.
Live from the NerdMelt Showroom, it's the third Nerdist Podcast Stand Up Cluster featuring Baron Vaughn, Megan Neuringer, Kyle Clark, Cameron Esposito, Carlos Delagdo, Dave Thomason, Al Jackson, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian!