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Jason Mantzoukas on being confused with the shady characters he plays

Jason Mantzoukas is best known for breathing life into shady but hilarious characters in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation and The League. He talks to Tom Power about his latest shady character in his new movie The Long Dumb Road.
Actor Jason Mantzoukas photographed for Self Assignment on June 23, 2017, in New York City. (Matt Doyle/Contour by Getty Images)

Jason Mantzoukas is an actor who's best known for breathing life into shady but hilarious characters in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation and The League. If you were driving, you'd probably think twice before picking him up from the side of the road, but that's exactly where the story begins in his new movie The Long Dumb Road.

Mantzoukas plays an aimless car mechanic who gets a ride from a teenager heading off to art school, and in classic road movie style, hijinks ensue. He joined Tom Power from New York to talk about the movie and what it's like when fans confuse him with the characters he plays. The Long Dumb Road is out everywhere on-demand now.

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