alum Jay Baruchel returns to the small screen as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love.
It’s just neat to have something that’s so different that is still at the same time so similar and so truthful. If nothing else, just having me in there might spawn something in their minds because, you know, I’d like to think that I’m at least close-to-expert on Josh Greenberg at this point. And that translates [and] continues on set, as well.It’s a sequel to Michael Dowse’s 2011 sports comedy Goon, which Baruchel co-wrote and had a supporting role in. He has been acting for two decades and says he feels “semi-retired” from the profession.While it may be distressing to fans of his quirky roles in big-budget fare such as Tropic Thunder, Robo Cop and the star-studded This is the End, where he played a comedic version of himself, Baruchel foresees a time in the not-so-distant future where he will “hang up the acting spurs” to focus on writing and directing.Man Seeking Woman is a surreal look at dating in the 21st Century, following Baruchel as a twenty-something looking for love.Promoting the show on Fallon, Baruchel chats about his experiences of online dating, saying that he “fell prey to the whims of that creepy old guy who sells e Harmony”.A few hours before he was to receive the award Tuesday night at the Fairmont Banff Springs, 34-year-old Baruchel just seemed befuddled by it all. They are just doing it for doing it and that’s a lovely thing.