Kelly & Michael: Josh Radnor “How I Met Your Mother” & “Liberal Arts”


Josh Radnor: “How I Met Your Mother” Season 8

Josh Radnor stopped by Live with Kelly and Michael September 10 to discuss his latest film project, but Josh also revealed that he may be a bit jealous of Michael! When he sat down with the hosts, Josh said that he caught his girlfriend getting a bit teary in front of the television last week when Michael was revealed as the new co-host. He’s also worried that a little crush may be forming, because as he was leaving she told Josh to “say hi to Michael.” Josh had better watch out!

Currently, Josh is filming season eight of his hit CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. Josh plays Ted Mosby, a New York City man searching for the love of his life with the help of his friends; the hilarious comedy also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan.  And no…we still don’t know who the mother is!


Josh Radnor Liberal Arts: Kelly & Michael

Josh Radnor discussed the making of his film "Liberal Arts" on Live with Kelly and Michael. (Joe Seer /

Josh gets about 4 1/2 months off for a summer break, and this year he spent his time off traveling to places like Poland, Paris, London, and Africa. In Africa, Josh took a safari, but also took part in some charity work while in Rwanda.

Josh Radnor: Liberal Arts

Josh has written, directed, and stars in a new film called Liberal Arts. Josh plays Jesse, an “uninspired” 35-year-old man who returns to his alma mater for the weekend and becomes taken with a young student, played by Elizabeth Olsen.


The film was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival, and features a talented cast that includes Allison Janney, Richard Jenkins and Zac Efron.

Josh Radnor: Kenyon College

Liberal Arts was filmed at Josh’s own alma mater, Kenyon College in Ohio. Kelly pointed out that it must be a great feeling for Josh to return to his old school and show everyone how successful he is. Josh revealed that the head of the Alumni Association had said “Liberal Arts is to Kenyon what Top Gun was to the Air Force.”

Josh Radnor: Happythankyoumoreplease

Liberal Arts is the second film that Josh wrote and directed. The first was called Happythankyoumoreplease, which won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Kelly wanted to know, is filmmaking easier the second time around? Josh didn’t think so, but he did admit that funding was a bit easier for his second film. Luckily, his producers were fans of his first film; and oftentimes, funding is the hardest part when trying to make a film.

Kelly, Michael, and Josh got to check out a clip from Liberal Arts of Josh and Allison Janney, who plays his old professor. You can check out the film On Demand starting September 20 2012, or find it in theaters in select cities on September 14 2012.


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