Lodge 49


The resident philosopher of the Lynx. He tends bar at Lodge 49 and runs his own pot dispensary.

Played by David Pasquesi

Trained by the late, great Del Close, David Pasquesi, a Second City alumnus, is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. He most recently completed a 15-year run in the internationally acclaimed hit show TJ and Dave, and is considered one of the nation’s finest improvisers. After an award-winning three years at Second City, David began receiving rave reviews for his work in various productions on the stages of Chicago’s Off-Loop theatres. He has performed at the Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Victory Gardens theatres, among others. Currently, he continues to recur on HBO’s hit series Veep and can also be seen in Deniz Ergüven’s indie feature Kings, which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017. David produced and starred in Spike TV’s first scripted comedy series, Factory. Other guest-star recurring roles have included Tru TV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris, NBC’s Chicago Fire, CBS’s Mob Doctor, the Comedy Central series Strangers with Candy, and Starz’s Boss. David co-starred in The Year One directed by the late fellow Chicagoan Harold Ramis, who also directed him in The Ice Harvest, and in Groundhog Day and Stuart Saves His Family. Additional film credits include Angels & Demons, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Employee of The Month, Natural Born Killers, The Fugitive, and Father of The Bride. He re-created his role of Stew the Meat Man for the film version of Strangers with Candy.

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