Though Matthew Broderick enjoyed watching his father, an actor, perform onstage, he had little desire to pursue the profession himself. That is, until he scored a small part in a high-school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The laughter and applause of the audience relieved some of his pre-performance jitters and simultaneously kick-started his career. And though the star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Producers has since established himself as one of his generation’s great actors, he can still fondly reminisce about his “early days” spent auditioning for Bubble Yum radio advertisements and headlining in flooding (and empty) theaters. On this week’s episode of Table for Two, Broderick joins host Bruce Bozzi to delve further into his personal history, recounting stories of co-starring alongside Marlon Brando, the New York Times article that altered the course of his professional life, and much more. Hear a preview of the episode below, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode 20: Matthew Broderick

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