Name: Scott Adsit
Neighborhood: Union Square
Occupation: Actor, 30 Rock. Will be performing at Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words this Monday at the Triad Theater.
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
John Lennon, immigrant.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Random choice of hundreds: Alfredo’s fettuccine. I thought I’d tasted Fettuccine Alfredo at other restaurants, at dinner parties and in homes in Tuscany. Then I had it on 49th Street. Turns out, Alfredo sauce is thick, stretchy and stringy. Probably a lot like the blood in my arteries.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
In the copious downtime on the TV show, I socialize with fellow castmates, guest stars, and crew, and also work long-distance, as a writer, producer, and director on a new Adult Swim show called Frankenhole, premiering in February.
Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
If by “here” you mean in the subway, then yes. New York is the best place on earth.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
A bouffant drag queen leaning on a police car, chewing a Papaya Dog with a french fry stuck on each one of her fingernails.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
What’s your drink?
Are you hitting on me?
How often do you prepare your own meals?
Once or twice a week. Otherwise, I have friends in the Village who cook for me. Friends like Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street.
What’s your favorite medication?
The polio vaccine.
What’s hanging above your sofa?
A view of an NYC alley.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
You ARE hitting on me.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
A mix of both. I’d like to see some peep booths installed in the M&M Store.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
I think what he does is a lot like what the Naked Cowboy does.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
That I live more than a minute’s walk from Central Park.
Who is your mortal enemy?
Tiny, yappy dogs and anyone who high-fives, even ironically.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
Last weekend in L.A.
How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Where do you go to be alone?
The red carpet.
What makes someone a New Yorker?
Forsaking all others.