But his breakout role was The Hangover. You probably know the movie – a group of guys take a trip to Las Vegas for a wild bachelor party. They wake up with a hangover and no memory about what happened the night before as they stumble around Vegas trying to piece together the details.The movie was a smash hit. It spawned two sequels.The franchise turned Ed Helms into a movie star.
His latest role can be seen on Netflix’s Coffee & Kareem. It’s an action comedy with a sweet side. In it, he portrays a Detroit cop named James Coffee. Coffee isn’t really good at his job. He doesn’t get a lot of respect at the precinct – in fact, he let a big time criminal go. But then, he’s thrust into action: Coffee has rescue his girlfriend and her twelve-year-old son Kareem after the boy witnesses a murder.
Ed Helms joins to chat about The Hangover trilogy, and how it changed his life. Plus, he’ll chat about his latest role in the buddy cop comedy Coffee & Kareem. Ed’s been spending a lot of time at home. How does he pass the time? The answer might surprise you!
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