Jason Sudeikis Confirms That ‘Arrested Development’ Nailed the Blue Man Group Audition Experience
Ted Lasso star and creator Jason Sudeikis gave us a mouthful about how he knows exactly what Tobias Fünke felt when he blue himself.
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At the turn of the millennium, Sudeikis was an up-and-coming improv comic at Second City Las Vegas, a fledgling branch-off from the iconic Chicago institution. It was in Sin City where Sudeikis fell in love with The Blue Man Group, an all-male silent performance group that is not to be confused with an all-male support group. In 2001, Sudeikis hatched the same dream that Arrested Development’s premier analrapist (psychoanalyst/therapist) would chase just a few years later.
As Sudeikis revealed on The Rich Eisen Show this past Thursday, Tobias’ Blue Man Group arc in the show was shockingly true to Sudeikis’ own experience auditioning for the troupe, down to the nooks and crannies where blue paint buries itself for weeks. Sadly, despite Sudeikis’ devotion to the group and willingness to go blue, he, too, never got past the audition stages — he prematurely shot his wad on what was supposed to be a dry run.