'Carpoolers' Star Says Dysfunction Is Not the Only Key to Being Funny
'Carpoolers' Star Says Dysfunction Is Not the Only Key to Being Funny
In many popular sitcoms in recent years, humor has been created by putting the spotlight on dysfunctional relationships, but for actress Allison Munn, who stars in the new ABC comedy series, Carpoolers, a stable relationship can be just as fun and hilarious to watch.

On Carpoolers, Munn plays Cindy, the wife of the youngest carpooler, Dougie (Tim Peper).  Munn, who is set to marry fellow actor Scott Holroyd (As the World Turns) in November, said her character is “the perfect wife,” as her main priority is her new husband and their 6-month-old baby.  “It's a very loving and positive relationship, and that's fun to play.  I've discovered that you don't have to focus on dysfunctional relationships to find laughs,” Munn told The State.com

Allison Munn is not new to the world of sitcoms.  Carpoolers is actually the 33-year-old actress' third comedy series, with the first two being the WB's What I Like About You, wherein she co-starred with Amanda Bynes, and That ‘70s Show, wherein she appeared in recurring capacity as Fez's (Wilmer Valderama) borderline stalker girlfriend.

She admitted that although she hopes to explore all genres of entertainment, comedy is proving to be a rewarding gig.

“I started out doing musical theater, but I'm having a lot of fun on the comedies,” she said.  “I have a lot more fun coming to work every day and making people laugh,” although it is also quite often that she finds herself on the laughing end, considering she works with a number of comedians.

We have to yell “cut” a lot,” Allison Munn said in describing what happens when she and her co-stars fail to keep a straight face.  “They let us improv, and we just crack each other up.  We sometimes have to do five different takes before we can stop laughing.  By around take eight or nine, it's tough.  I know we probably waste so many takes on laughter.”

airs Tuesday nights at 9pm on ABC.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The State.com
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