WGA Awards: Host Brad Garrett previews Saturday night’s show

Stacey Leasca sits down with stand-up comedian, actor and producer Brad Garrett to talk about hosting the 2014 Writers Guild Awards.

Brad Garrett, the larger-than-life (seriously, he’s 6-foot-8) actor, stand-up comedian and producer, will be adding one more line to his résumé this Saturday: host of the Writers Guild of America, West Awards.

This week, Garrett invited The Times to his home to discuss his upcoming hosting duties, his personal brand of comedy and who he is looking forward to “kissing up to” most at the awards. (Answer: pretty much every writer in the room. “All of them I can use, even the ones nominated for best video game.”)

“I think any industry audience, there’s that added pressure of they’ve seen everything, they’ve heard everything,” Garrett said of his hosting jitters before adding, “It’s a real honor for me. I’m just trying to meet [‘Breaking Bad’ creator] Vince Gilligan.”

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Check out our interview with Garrett above and watch him this Saturday via a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews from film and television, starting at 5 p.m. PST at and


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