Nick Offerman became a household name as the meat-eating, gun-loving, Libertarian macho man Ron Swanson on the television show "Parks and Rec." But, his career choices since that iconic role have taken him in a vastly different direction. And that's on purpose.
"If I can say no, I will," says Offerman. Leaving "daylight in his calendar," has allowed him to tour as a comedian. It allowed him to do the film "Hearts Beat Loud," co-starring Kiercey Clemons. And it's allowed him to work with British author and filmmaker Alex Garland on his FX series "Devs."
"This is exactly what I was hoping would happen if I left some daylight in my schedule, that a genius would come along and say 'hey, I need your particular brand of plumber slash woodcutter to assay a role in my show,'" says Offerman. "That was the world telling me, you're doing the right thing.
In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Offerman about his new touring show, "All Rise," which is coming to Stephens Auditorium in Ames, September 26th.