Emmy chat: Join 'Kimmy Schmidt's' Tituss Burgess on Monday

Join @TitussBurgess from @TheKimmySchmidt on Monday at 2 p.m. PST. Tweet us your questions: #AskLATimes

If you're not looking at a glass (or, if you're like us, a bottle) of Pinot noir a bit differently these days, you somehow missed Tituss Burgess' viral video sensation from the Netflix comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," a giddy minute that found more ways to rhyme with the word "noir" than we thought possible. And we're old enough to remember this guy.

Burgess will be stopping by The Times on Monday at 2 p.m. PDT to talk about his breakthrough role on "Kimmy," a part that the show creators ("30 Rock" vets Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) wrote specifically for him -- without his knowledge. Talk about a happy surprise. That didn't mean Burgess didn't have to audition even though the character was named after him and inspired by him and specifically tailored to his talents. But that's show business. Burgess crushed it and won the part.

In addition to all of that, we'll try to pin him down on the number of times he actually auditioned for "The Lion King" on Broadway, how he's negotiating his newfound fame and, of course, any questions you'd like us to ask. Tweet them to us, using the hashtag #askLATimes. And join us on Monday. There probably won't be wine, but there may be a song (if only in our hearts).

Twitter: @glennwhipp


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