Please explain what just happened.

There’s a girl parked out front who comes by sometimes and just smokes pot in her car and does homework or something for like an hour.


What is your earliest memory?

I actually remember my first house which I only lived in for less than a year. There were railroad tracks out back and I can remember the noisy trains.


If you weren’t an actor/comedian what other profession would you choose?

Probably a therapist or a chef. Or a race car driver.




Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.

We’ve been traveling for two weeks, so not much.  Maybe beer and tofu.


What verb best describes you?

Goobering. (Gerunds count—right?)


What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Hurry up.


What are the steps you take to regain your composure?

Walk away.


Define “success.”

I think its definition depends on each person.  Are you happy with what you’re doing?  SUCCESS!




From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

Jim Henson and music.


What change do you want to be in the world?

I’ve almost given up on this one. I will settle for being nice and helpful and a good friend.


Are you pro- or anti-emoticon? Please explain.

Pro. I think they’re gr8.




How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

According to The Oracle of Bacon, I’m actually three degrees from Sir Bacon.


What makes you feel most guilty?

Wasting a day playing video games.




Please list three things you never leave home without.

1) wallet 2) keys 3) chapstick.


What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

You can do it.




What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

You can do it.


What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?

The Crying Game?




Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?

RIP Ken Ober.


What do you want to know?

How to play “Sultans of Swing.” Or “Running Down a Dream.” Or “Another Brick in the Wall.”


What would you like your last words to be?

I love you.


Please explain what will happen.

2012 meets Day After Tomorrow meets Alf.

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After several years performing in New York City, actor/comedian HAYES HARGROVE has headed back to his comedy roots in Los Angeles where he honed his sketch writing and improv skills with the famed Groundlings. Currently at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Hayes recently hosted their signature show Asssscat 3000 with members of SNL, 30 Rock, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report.

Hayes can also be seen flexing his acting chops on screens big and small. The Austin Film Festival hailed Hayes' first feature film, Beyond the Pale, as an “off-beat performance that reminds you of Andy Kaufman.” Hayes recently co-produced Fingers co-starring Ben Daniels (Jeff Daniel’s musician son) which screened at the Hamptons and Nashville film festivals. Hayes just wrapped production of the short films Chestnut Hills, High Maintenance, and Take My Wife, and the feature films Starlight & Superfish, and Art House, where Hayes stars opposite Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911), Tim Brennen (Hancock), Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), and The Godfather of Punk himself, IGGY POP!

In addition to performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Hayes also frequently stars in national commercials including a recently banned Miller Lite spot with Goodfellas' Mike Starr and Frank Vincent. Oooh...controversial!!! Plus be sure to check out Hayes as a nerdy terrorist on USA Network's smash hit Burn Notice.

8 responses to “21 Questions with Hayes Hargrove”

  1. Kimberly says:

    The Crying Game???? LOVE IT!!!

  2. Ducky Wilson says:

    Jim Henson – underrated genius.

  3. Sophia E. says:

    YOU’RE the one!!! You said I could DO it!!! Damn you.

  4. Claude Stuart says:

    Hayes Hargrove is truly one of the funniest humans I’ve ever seen. He’s fantastic with improv, accents, impressions, characters and guitar! A brilliant actor, writer and comedian – I can’t wait to see what he does next. Keep shining on, ya crazy diamond! (So….when do I get the $30 you promised?)

    P.S.: A chef, I could totally see; and a racecar driver…but a therapist? Come on, you’d have to do more listening than talking and being hilarious!

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  6. Lorenzo says:

    I love you. Can we be together?… really I’m serious… no really I am.

  7. Karl Hargrove says:

    I know Hayes personally…Hes my cousin. I can tell yall some stories of things that he has done or said when growing up…Ask him about the time we got in trouble for jumping on his parents bed…Or the time he put tobasco sauce in my rootbeer..he is hilarious and Im lucky to say hes family…

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