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9Jan/21

GOLD DERBY INFLUENCERS SERIES: TED LASSO

Costars and writers Brendan Hunt and Jason Sudeikis will discuss Ted Lasso at live Gold Derby webinar

Who: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Tom O’Neil
What: Watch party and live Q&A
Where: Gold Derby
When: Monday, January 11, free with RSVP, 8:00
Why: One of the breakout hits of the pandemic has been Apple TV’s hysterical fish-and-chips-out-of-water comedy Ted Lasso. The show was expanded from a character Jason Sudeikis played in ESPN promos in 2013-14, an ever-positive Division II college football coach hired to run the flailing AFC Richmond soccer team in England, even though he knows nothing about the sport. You can learn more about the show on January 11 at 8:00, when executive producer, cocreator, writer, and star Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham (team owner Rebecca), Brendan Hunt (producer and writer who plays the strange Coach Beard), and Brett Goldstein (writer who plays aging star Roy Kent) join Gold Derby founder and editor Tom O’Neil for a live webinar. But don’t expect to find out how the offside call works in soccer. “Will you explain to me how that was offside? No! I’m asking you. Seriously! Explain offside to me. It makes no sense,” Lasso admits in one episode.

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