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Video: Tulsa native Bill Hader makes media rounds ahead of tonight's 'Barry' Season 2 finale

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Bill Hader appears in a scene from "Barry." [HBO photo]
Bill Hader appears in a scene from "Barry." [HBO photo]

Tulsa native Bill Hader spent much of the past week making the media rounds in advance of tonight's Season 2 finale of the dark comedy "Barry."

On his first appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Hader referenced his Tulsa origins as the reason for the politeness, prompting a few people to whoop in solidarity. 


"No way! We got out!" Hader joked. 

"We brought in a lot of people from Oklahoma for you," Colbert quipped. 

Colbert called "Barry" "a perfect show," and they chatted about the origins of the series, which Hader not only stars in but also co-created with Alec Berg. Hader also talked about his struggles with stage fright on "Saturday Night Live," and he and Colbert swapped James Mason impressions. 


Plus, in a bit called "Maybe Coming Soon," Hader joined Colbert in previewing some of their upcoming movie projects that all happen to be fake and ridiculous and result in them spinning silly stories of how they came about. It's an excellent opportunity to hear Hader's infectious, unhinged laugh over and over. 


There was much more of the distinctive Hader laughter when he stopped by last week on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where he talked about his cameo in John Mulaney's episode of "SNL" and told stories about Fred Armisen pranking Seth Meyers and Colin Jost on the sketch show. 

The Season 2 finale of "Barry" airs at 9:20 p.m. tonight on HBO, following the series finale of "Game of Thrones." Here is a preview of the finale, plus insight into last week's episode (beware of some adult language in the promo): 


As previously reported, HBO announced last month that "Barry," which follows Hader’s title character, a low-rent hitman who finds a passion for acting when he comes to Los Angeles for a job, has been renewed for a third season. 

-BAM 

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Bill Hader appears in a scene from "Barry." [HBO photo]

Bill Hader appears in a scene from "Barry." [HBO photo]

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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