'Alpha House' star Mark Consuelos: 'Republicans are pretty funny recently,' but show cuts both ways

Published November 14, 2013

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Amazon makes its foray into the world of original programming with the premiere of "Alpha House" on November 15. The show centers around four senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

The four roommates are played by John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy and Clark Johnson. The story is loosely based on a 2007 New York Times article, which took a look at the DC home shared by Democratic lawmakers Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. In "Alpha House," however, the senators are all Republicans.

"The Republicans are pretty funny recently," said star Mark Consuelos. "So that's good fodder for us. But you know, I think just the government in general and what's been going on in the headlines is great theater."

Consuelos' character, Andy Guzman, bears some resemblance to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio - both are freshman senators from Florida born to immigrant parents. But as to whether the show jabs one party more than the other, Consuelos says both sides can expect a punch.

"It's equal opportunity lampooning," said Consuelos.

Watch the full interview with Mark Consuelos in the video above.

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