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Lucas Neff: It's So Warped, It's Hysterical

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Lucas Neff says working on "Raising Hope" isn't like working on other TV shows, unless one of those other shows you're talking about is "The Simpsons" or "Family Guy."

But aren't those other shows cartoons?  Yes, and that's how Lucas looks at "Raising Hope."

"We're like a live-action cartoon in many ways," Lucas tells ET Online, "so we get to do these big, physical comedy bits. Real screwball stuff. I was watching Buster Keaton recently and it reminds me of those classic silent comedies, but we have a real undercurrent of heart. I like being on a show that's sweet and sincere but also, at the same time, totally effing insane!"

Lucas joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Lucas Neff: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor. He is best known for his work in the role of James "Jimmy" Chance in the sitcom Raising Hope.

2) His local theater debut was in the Chicago-based theater company Collaboraction's production of "Jon". While trying to start his career by appearing in storefront theater and commercials, Neff financed himself by cleaning houses, which he only began a week before being cast in his first major role. His first television role came when he was cast in a minor role in the series finale of A&E Network's The Beast.

3) When a nationwide casting call was put out for Raising Hope, Neff taped his ten-page audition and sent it in to the show's creator, Greg Garcia. From this first tape, Neff became Garcia's first choice for the role of Jimmy Chance. However, he was still required to go through multiple auditions before he could be confirmed in his first major role. Neff said of the show at the time of the pilot, "It's a very sweet-hearted, kind show, and it places family first and doing the right thing first. You don't see a lot of that in TV or movies. We celebrate a lot of fancy heroes and fancy criminals and infidelity and, generally, just a lot of bad behavior. It's nice to be part of a show that celebrates decency and being good to one another."

4) After gaining the role in Raising Hope, he has maintained his links with the theater, writing plays. His play The Last Duck was performed at the Jackalope Theatre in Chicago as the final play of the 2011–2012 season. It was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work.

'Raising Hope' airs Friday nights at 9:00pm on FOX

Twitter: @RealLucasNeff

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