Wednesday, October 27, 2021

‘Ted Lasso’: Catch Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, & Brett Goldstein on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ This Week

It’s a Ted Lasso affair on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, with three stars from the series set to appear on the talk show between Wednesday and Thursday evening!

Apple’s Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach who’s hired to coach a struggling soccer team in the UK … despite the fact that he knows little to nothing about English football. However, what Ted lacks in knowledge about soccer, he easily makes up for with his eager and supportive go-getter attitude, his heart of gold, and his penchant for baking fantastic homemade biscuits.

Ahead of the season 2 finale this Friday, Brett Goldstein will be on Seth Meyers on Wednesday, October 6. Goldstein initially boarded Ted Lasso as a writer, but he then went on to also fill the role of the surly, foul-mouthed fan favorite character Roy Kent, something that we’re all incredibly thankful for.

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While season 1 saw the aging Roy eventually decide to move on from his illustrious football career, season 2 has expanded the character tenfold by exploring his next career moves in the football industry while also diving into the intricacies of his relationship with Keeley.

“He’s here, he’s there, he’s every-f**king-where! Roy Kent, Roy Kent!”

The following evening, on Thursday, October 7, fans can tune in to Seth Meyers to catch the mustached hero himself — Jason Sudeikis — alongside series co-star and co-creator Brendan Hunt (who portrays Coach Beard).

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While Sudeikis had already won over audiences with his portrayal of Ted in season 1, he’s taken things to an entirely new level in season 2 by shining a bright and important spotlight on mental health in sports by way of his character’s inner emotional turmoil and journey with therapy. As for Beard, who’s the more stoic of the coaching duo, Hunt was given a chance to unearth another side of him in this season’s character-centric episode “Beard After Hours.”

Ted Lasso has been an awards season magnet, which truly comes as no surprise given the critical acclaim that has followed the series since its premiere in 2020. Most recently, the show took home a total of seven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham).

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The season 2 finale of Ted Lasso, which is set to return with a third season, will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ this Friday, October 8. In the meantime, make sure to catch up with our weekly episodic recaps and other coverage on the series.

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Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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