Circuit Breaker Interview: Anthony Carrigan Discusses Life in the Chechen Mob on HBO’s ‘Barry’

HBO‘s new half-hour comedy series “Barry” was an instant hit with fans of Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader. The comedian stars, writes, directs, and executive produces the show. He co-created the show with multi-Emmy nominee Alec Berg. “Barry” also stars Stephen Root, Henry Winkler, D’Arcy Carden, Glenn Fleshler, Sarah Goldberg, and more.

But it is Anthony Carrigan, who stars as NoHo Hank, the right-hand man to Chechen mob boss Goran Pazar, who stands out in this cast. His character is wacky in the best ways. He’s a lovable mobster. The kind who would make you a sandwich before he has your kneecaps broken.

Before life as the best-dressed mafia member in LA, Carrigan starred as Victor Zsasz on “Gotham,” and also appeared on shows like “Parenthood,” “The Forgotten,” and “The Flash.”

I recently spoke with Carrigan about “Barry,” and especially about NoHo Hank. We also talked about working with the likes of Bill Hader and Henry Winkler. He shared the reasons why “Barry” is such a great show to work on. We talked about how he would spend a day with NoHo Hank. And we also discussed our mutual excitement for the show’s recent season two pickup.

And be sure to check out Alan French’s review of “Barry” here.

We would like to thank Anthony Carrigan for speaking with us about his work on “Barry.”

You can catch up with the series on HBO, HBOGo and HBONow.