Written by Studio Intern, Raven Fulton
We kicked off the visit with Jerra’s famous question, “If you could make your own food pyramid what would it include”? His answer – bacon and eggs. That’s right Nick Offerman loves bacon just like his character Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec.
During his interview, he revealed he started his comedic career when he received his first laughs as an altar-boy during his readings at his church; which he calls his first audience. While Offerman was in school, his teachers put him in plays. These events led him to acting and stand-up comedy. It seems that he’s always ready for a stand-up show cracking jokes and one-liners every chance he gets.
On a serious note, he left us with some great advice for those of us who might be struggling with what they want to do: “Everybody is amazing at making something. If you say you can’t, it means you’ve given up. Maybe you’re not good at making stuff out of wood or making food but, you could be good at making people laugh, making people feel safe or jewelry. There’s no limit to the things you can make! Looking within yourself and finding what you’re passionate about or what makes you “weird”, that’s what makes you valuable.”
Before we moved on to one our favorite games, “What’s Behind Me?” Nick had a little one on one time with a patient. Guillermo drew Nick a picture with some of his favorite characters that he has portrayed, such as, Norman in Sing, Metalbeard in The Lego Movie and Deputy Chief Hardy in 21 Jump Street. Offerman was thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift and even signed a picture upon Guillermo’s request.
Nick Offerman ended his visit with playing “What’s Behind Me?” and of course we had to make him guess his favorite food, bacon and eggs, to send him off. Thank you, Nick Offerman, for stopping by Cincinnati Children's Hospital – Seacrest Studios!