Jeffrey Tambor is a legendary funnyman, from “The Larry Sanders Show” to “Arrested Development.” This Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll see the Emmy award-winning "Transparent" actor do his thing opposite the New England Patriots’ Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski in a spot for Tide.
The 72-year-old actor calls in from Houston for the big game to talk about dabbing (really), his debut memoir “Are You Anybody,” and how he has no idea what "bro-ing out" is.
Excited for the game Sunday?
I am. I hope it’s a good game. My wife is coming in from New York — we live upstate. Or, I guess we’re not upstate. Albany is upstate. We’re up — about an hour and a half north of the city. Near Bedford.
What was it like hanging out with Gronk?
Oh, Gronk was great, we were just talking about how charming he was. And what a good actor he was. He was terrific. He’s like a little kid. A tall little kid. A little tall kid.
Did you bro out together?
I don’t even know what you’re talking about. I don’t think I’ve ever "bro-ed out." What does “bro out” mean? You can write about this: “Jeffrey Tambor has no idea what a bro out means.” What is a bro out? I want a definition.
We should probably ask Gronk.
Let’s move on. What’s that thing you do when you drop the mic?
A mic drop?
No, dab. Someone had to teach me about dabbing the other day. You and I have no idea what we’re talking about. I’m 70. How old are you?
See, that’s the problem.