Recently I had the chance to talk to one of my favorite comedy guys ever, Brad Garrett, star of ‘Til Death on FOX. He dished about the show, his standup comedy and his faith.
When asked to compare his ‘Til Death character Eddie to Robert from Everybody Loves Raymond, Brad said they were quite different.
I think they’re just about as different as can be, and that’s what attracted me to the role originally. Also, Eddie is, and this is something I may not want to reveal but I will anyway, Eddie is closer to anyone that I’ve ever played as far as to myself. And I thought it would be fun to play someone that is as close to me as I can, because it’s just a great opportunity for an actor or a comedian to do that. He’s very, very different than Robert. I couldn’t imagine them being more different. And mainly, he’s very outspoken; he’s really the alpha dog. He’s—it’s pretty much his way in his life, or he thinks it’s his way, where Robert knows that nothing is his way and he has succumbed to that. Eddie, I believe is more of a fighter, whether he believes it or not deep down.