Josh Gad: Eliciting Of Laughter Is What I Wanna Do

Josh Gad: Eliciting Of Laughter Is What I Wanna Do

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When Josh Gad was six years old, his parents were called to his school.

"They said, 'We have a problem with your son,'" explains Josh. "My mom said, "What's the matter?' They go, 'Well he walks into class every morning, winks at us, shoots at us (pretending his finger is a gun), and goes, "Hiya, toots!' 'That's a significant problem.'"

"I think it was an early form of sexual harassment perhaps in some schools," Josh related to Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.  And watch the full interview in which Josh digs further back into his memory and how he knew at age three that he wanted to be a comedian.   Hint:  It involves the Catskills.

Fun Facts About Josh Gad:

  • He is an American film, television, stage and voice actor known for playing Skip Gilchrist on 1600 Penn and Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and the role of Ryan Church in the television series Back to You.
  • Gad has also appeared in episodes of ER, The Daily Show, Modern Family, New Girl, Bored to Death and Numb3rs. His film appearances include The Rocker, Crossing Over, She Wants Me, 21, Love & Other Drugs and Jobs.
  • He appeared on The Daily Show on November 11, 2009 in a segment titled "Crash for Clunkers" about the effect the Cash for Clunkers program had on demolition derbies.[
  • Although Gad loves the traditional aspects of Judaism, he considers himself spiritual but not in any way religious.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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