Awards Daily talks to Timothy Simons, star of HBO’s classic political comedy Veep, on the latest Emmy edition of the Water Cooler Podcast.
Of all the classic characters on HBO’s ensemble political comedy Veep, Timothy Simons’ Jonah Ryan emerges as one you won’t soon forget. Starting Season 1 as glorified intern/the White House liaison to the Vice President’s office (Selina Meyer, played by the great Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Jonah evolves over seven seasons to ascend to some of the highest offices in the United States.
The journey would be unbelievable if not for the brilliant, searingly hilarious, and very Emmy-worthy performance of Timothy Simons. Oh, and some would argue the deteriorating fabric of modern politics helps bridge the credibility gap too.
In this special edition of Awards Daily’s Water Cooler Podcast, Clarence Moye talks to Simons about Jonah’s journey over Veep‘s seven seasons. Simons discusses his political growth and activity on Twitter and the relationship between Veepand our current political environment it either influenced or reflects. Your pick. He also talks about his favorite Jonah Ryan insults and what current political figures inspired the overall evolution of Jonah Ryan. Plus, hear Simons talk about what was it like to return to Veep after an extended hiatus due to Louis-Dreyfus’s battle with breast cancer?
And what will Timothy Simons ultimately miss most about working on this Emmy-winning series? Have a listen to his interview with Awards Daily to find out!