Sir Patrick Stewart

Shakespearean actor, Star Fleet Commander, Professor X, and now Ask Me Another VIP. There was nothing this man said that wasn’t compelling.

Uzo Aduba

You know here as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from Orange Is The New Black, and Uzo Aduba admits she basically quit acting the same day she was offered the part. I’m so glad she didn’t.

Jay and Mark Duplass

From Sundance to HBO, Mark and Jay Duplass have done it all! In this interview, the brothers talk filmmaking, their lack of sibling rivalry, and blazers.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr., from the hit musical Hamilton (Aaron Burr, sir), talks about the show’s meteoric rise and his path to Broadway.

Ellie Kemper

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper on her start in comedy and experience hosting the Today Show. Good Day, Ellie!

George Takei

Star Trek’s Solo breaks ground as an Asian American Actor and brings his own story to Broadway. Oh myyyy!

Kimiko Glenn

Kimiko Glenn from Orange is the New Black has her Broadway debut and sings her heart out to Celine Dion.

Lewis Black

The comic describes his journey from playwright to stand-up to Bar Mitzvah performer.

Ingrid Michaelson

Stanton Island native turned indie pop princess with a voice you can’t get enough of, talks music, Myspace, and hearing her song over a hospital scene, 

Matthew Weiner

The creator of Mad Men talks about going from Linda’s Loser Husband to creator of one of the best shows on TV.

Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano talks about retiring her role of Maria on Sesame Street after forty-four years.

John Cameron Mitchell

The creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch teases the future of the “internationally ignored song stylist,” and revels in his recent Tony Award win.

Ethan Hawke

Since Boyhood took 12 years to shoot, what if you filmed a porn that way? What does Ozzy Osbourne look like when he’s on the elliptical at the gym? Ethan answers these questions, and more.

Anna Chlumsky

From My Girl to the insult wielding campaign manager on HBO’s Veep, Anna walked away from the big screen to go back to school, but signs from the universe, including Roberta Flack, persuaded her to get back into acting.

Dan Savage

According to Dan, the only requirement for being an advice columnist is that “someone was foolish enough to ask.”

Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about his new TV show The Jim Gaffigan show, the dad bod craze, and how he invented the most delicious fast food item of all time. 75

Tituss Burgess

He plays Titus on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and has an unbelievable Broadway singing voice.

Elizabeth Gilbert

The “uber chick lit” author of Eat, Pray, Love talks about cross-dressing, befriending a moss expert and revisiting the filthiest New York watering hole, where she worked — all in the pursuit of great stories.

Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists

Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) on his surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.

Neil Gaiman

Millions of comic book shop owners have thanked Neil for bringing women into their stores with his stories like Sandman, American Gods and Coraline.

Andy Serkis

The man otherwise known as Gollum leads a lesson on oddball British slang, like “collywobbles” and “agony aunt.”

Aasif Mandvi

Michael Jackson, and brunch: two important influences on the Daily Show correspondent.

Welcome to Night Vale

Getting weird and a little freaky with the creators and voice of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

Brad Bird

The Simpsons, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles…this man is responsible for everything good in the world.

John Turturro

I couldn’t resist asking him to perform some of his most iconic lines, from The Big Lebowski to Transformers.

Alex Borstein

Wherein Alex tells an environmentalist that she is going to “shit in the ocean.”

Jason Jones

Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones on his upcoming TBS series The Detour. Plus, he helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress moved to New York with “$200 and dreams,” and is quick with a pun.

Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless

Cult-horror icon Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless pump us up for TV’s long-awaited Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Mike Birbiglia

Mike expounds on bad first date etiquette, and answers a question as old as time: deep dish pizza, or thin crust?

Jonathan Groff & Raul Castillo

The actors played a will-they-or-won’t-they couple in Looking, and recreated their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.

Cristin Milioti

HIMYM’s “Mother” reminds us that great things come out of New Jersey.

Bobby & Kristen Lopez

The married songwriters behind Disney’s Frozen and “Let It Go” explain the main influences for the song: Tori Amos, and drag queens.

Lev Grossman

The author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians talks about mentorship and Harry Potter.

Doug Liman

The director of Swingers and Edge of Tomorrow explains what it was like to “kill” Tom Cruise again and again.

Ian MacKaye

The punk legend of Minor Threat and Fugazi doesn’t tolerate fighting at his shows, and likes performing for audiences with the lights on.

Dr. Ruth

The legendary sex expert is not afraid to put you in your place.

Barney Frank

Breaking down the rules of comedy with the former Congressman.

Simon Doonan

The style guru gave an interview deemed “too racy for radio.”

Mo Willems

The beloved children’s book author explains why he writes for people “who have not yet learned how to be embarrassed.”