You may recognize Jon Glaser, but probably only if he’s wearing a black ski mask. The NYC-based comedian writes, stars in and does pretty much everything else for Adult Swim’s Delocated, a reality-show spoof about a man in witness protection after testifying against the Russian mafia. This is where the ski mask comes in: To protect his identity from his television audience (and, obviously, the Russian mafia), Glaser’s character, aptly named Jon, wears a black ski mask and has his voice surgically distorted. Glaser started his career at Chicago’s esteemed Second City, and he’s since appeared in TV shows and films alongside some of his fellow comedians, with credits such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Baby Mama and as voice talent in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He spent five years writing and performing at Late Night With Conan O’Brien and recently published his first book, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top. Season three of Delocated is currently underway, and it’s well worth getting into. Wanna get to know the man behind the mask? Glaser will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Glaser: I like sandwiches. I probably had the best sandwich of my life at Cups Cafe in Homer, Alaska. Probably because it was so fresh. I’d guess it came straight from the catch right to the restaurant, right to my plate, right to my belly. Homer is the self proclaimed halibut fishing capital of the world. I was very fortunate to get to go on an amazing tour in Alaska with Second City Touring Company, but everyone should try to go to Alaska at least once. Beautiful and humbling, although it’s been forever tainted by Palin. Fucking bitch.
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