Rich Sommer

Rich Sommer is on Mad Men, which is impressive enough that I shouldn’t even have to go on. But I will! Because he’s also appeared on The Office, Ugly Betty, The Devil Wears Prada, and the short film Mr. Stache. He trained at the UCB Theatre in New York City which is probably why he’s such a fun podcast guest.

Guest Appearances

July 13, 2021

Today we’re breaking down Business Trip. The ladies kick off this episode by interviewing Rich Sommer, who played Alex, Pam’s art school friend. Rich shares what it was like to play Alex and navigate being a character that Office fans were afraid was going to get in between Jim and Pam. Afterwards, the ladies breakdown Business Trip. Michael, Oscar and Andy go on a business trip to Winnipeg, Canada, while everyone back at the office count down the days until Pam comes home from art school. Wendi McLendon-Covey sends in clips sharing her experience playing concierge Marie, Jenna shares some fun facts about Winnipeg and Angela deems which character is the “Office Fun Stopper” and surprise, it’s not Angela Martin.

Check out Wendi McLendon-Covey’s podcast, Generation Ripe:

January 16, 2019

Taking a shot in the dark with Rich Sommer.

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November 28, 2017

Comedian Jimmy Pardo hosts a pop culture game show-interview podcast; three call-in contestants vie for prizes. Special guest: Rich Sommer.

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September 28, 2017

Marching in with Rich Sommer.

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February 17, 2017

In anticipation of the 100th episode SPONTANEANATION with Paul F. Tompkins, we present to you the never-before heard pilot episode! Featuring Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Chris Tallman, and special interview guest Rich Sommer. They chat about how Mad Men is going to end, Rich being upset after having Citizen Kane and Battle star Galactica spoiled for him, and Rich practicing chess for 9 months to have a perfect movie moment in real life. They then improvise a story set in A Non-Tropical Resort. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! Plus, Paul answers your Twitter questions about the show!

January 26, 2017

Hitting the post with Rich Sommer.

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