Dinner for Five

Season 1 Episode 4

Ron Livingston, Kevin Pollack, Sarah Silverman, Rod Steiger

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 29, 2002 on IFC

Episode Recap

Jon Favreau orders champagne to kick things off. Sarah Silverman mentions that she had a role on the TV show "JAG", just like Ron Livingston. Kevin Pollack does his first impression as Jon mentions that he is sometimes mistaken for Kevin. Rod Steiger comments that Sarah looks like Geraldine Chaplin.

Jon talks about the long process of raising money for "Swingers" with Ron Livingston, which helped them when they finally shot it. Rod Steiger philosophizes about acting and talks about "The Pawnbroker."

Kevin talks about "The Usual Suspects" and he does a few more impressoins. Sarah recounts how she got some flak for using the word chink.

One of Kevin's jokes falls flat and he then talks about his transition from comic to actor, working with Barry Levinson.

Jon describes a humorous story about acting as a dinner mystery theatre waiter. Sarah has a story that tops it.

Ron recalls his first break, working with Dolly Parton on the movie "Straight Talk." Kevin talks about the working methods of Martin Scorsese.

Rod Steiger talks about "The Harder They Fall", his first homosexual experience and the bad thing about working with Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront." Everyone seems riveted.

Ron theorizes about Tom Hanks' dark side, having worked with him on "Band of Brothers."