The Gist: Jon Glaser on Neon Joe, and the psychology of fighting ISIS.

Why Actor Jon Glaser Loves to Play Confident Assholes

Why Actor Jon Glaser Loves to Play Confident Assholes

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 7 2015 7:07 PM

Jon Glaser as Neon Joe

How his throwaway joke on The Tonight Show became a new Adult Swim series.

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In a past life, Jon Glaser played sax with Bob Seger.

Photo courtesy Jon Glaser

Listen to Episode 392 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, actor Jon Glaser explains how a one-off joke on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon led to his new miniseries Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. The new show premiers Monday, Dec. 7 at midnight on Adult Swim. For the Spiel, a look into the psychology of fighting ISIS.

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