Published on January 10th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Jon Hudson Odom On The Acclaimed New HBO Series “Somebody Somewhere,” Future Projects, Theater & More

Starring and executive produced by comedian and singer Bridget Everett, the 7-episode original comedy series Somebody Somewhere premieres on HBO this coming Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10:30 PM EST & PST; the show will also be streamable via HBO Max. Coming from Mighty Mint, Duplass Brothers Productions and creators and executive producers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen (writers on HBO’s High Maintenance), the series follows Sam (played by Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but beneath it all, a person struggling to fit “the hometown mold.” Grappling with loss and acceptance, singing is Sam’s saving grace and leads her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who do not give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible.

Somebody Somewhere cast regulars include Jeff Hiller (Nightcap) as Joel, Mary Catherine Garrison (HBO’s Veep) as Tricia Miller, Danny McCarthy (The Ballad of Buster Scroggs) as Rick, and Mike Hagerty (HBO’s Lucky Louie) as family patriarch Ed Miller. Recurring cast includes Murray Hill (Welcome To Flatch) as Fred Rococo, Jon Hudson Odom (HBO’s Lovecraft Country) as Michael, Heidi Johanningmeier (100 Days To Live) as Charity, and Jane Brody (Chicago Fire). The series is written by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Patricia Breen and directed by Robert Cohen and the Duplass Brothers’ Jay Duplass.

On January 10, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with the aforementioned Jon Hudson Odom — a Helen Hayes Award-winning actor — via Zoom. Beyond Somebody Somewhere, we spoke about Odom’s theatrical background, upcoming projects and what he is watching on television these days. More on Somebody Somewhere, its stars and other great HBO programming can be found here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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