For those of you not in L.A. you can watch Days of Our Lives' hottie Eric Martsolf host ACME Saturday Night right now by visiting www.acmecomedy.com/livebroadcast.shtml!
DC Exclusive: DAYS' Eric Martsolf on Carrying Drake Hogestyn's Torch and Comedy Being "Life on Steroids"By Jamey Giddens on February 26, 2010
"Comedy is basically life on steroids" thus says Days of Our Lives hunk Eric Martsolf. The actor, who is as good-natured as he is good looking, will get a chance to prove his theory this weekend, when he hosts ACME Saturday Night, L.A's hottest sketch comedy show, at the ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood.
I caught up with Martsolf to discuss his hosting gig. We also chatted about what it was like having to play "the wall" on Passions, while so many of his costars got to tickle viewers funny bones on the supernatural sudser. Then we talked about how skeptical critics (like me) were when news first broke that he and fellow Passions alum Galen Gering were joining DAYS. Does he feel vindicated now that the sudser is experiencing a creative and ratings renaissance?
We also discuss the legacy of his former boss, the late James E. Reilly; how he is "carrying the torch" for Drake Hogestyn; Brady's "addiction" to Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) and how Martsolf's amazing life adventures, including marriage to wife Lisa, with whom he shares twin sons, Mason and Chase, has brought so much comedy to his soap jumping life.Daytime Confidential: You're hosting ACME Saturday Night this week. How did the gig come about?
Eric Martsolf: Well, actually it was a through a friend of a friend through a friend. [Laughs]. No, coincidentally, Arianne Zucker had done it. I knew another one of the girls involved, I had done this crazy, little Christmas show called "Jingle Bell Rock", and she told them, "Hey, I know this guy who would be willing to make a fool out of himself for an hour or so on stage." So that's how it came about. READ MORE
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I don't know about you, but that picture of Joseph Mascolo, holding the young child, may be one of the most adorable pictures I've seen. See more photos from the event after the jump. READ MORE