Nathan Lane Will Live In The Shadow Of Nathan Lane

Tuesday, May 3 by

Nathan Lane is rubbing it in the face of pudgy Broadway hopefuls. He’s starring in a half-hour comedy series for USA Networks titled, “On We Go.” In the series, he’ll play a struggling actor whose career sees difficulties because he looks exactly like Nathan Lane, but is not Nathan Lane.

That sounds like it could be funny in a wink, wink, nudge, nudge kind of way. Like, he’s working as a waiter at a restaurant to make ends meet, and the real Nathan Lane comes in for dinner. And the real Nathan Lane complains about having a terrible cold and there’s no way he can act that night. That’s when the Fake Nathan Lane steps in and wins the Real Nathan Lane a Tony. Same thing happened with me and Matthew Broderick. (Futon Critic)

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  1. May 3, 2011 9:23 am


    that picture reminds me how terrible his producers was – the original is way funnier