In fact, Mr. Carlos auditioned for the [30 Rock] Toofer role five times with NBC producers, but Keith Powell, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, landed the part. "I heard later there was some regret about that," Mr. Carlos said with a shrug. "The character now dresses the same way I do, and they kind of used the template I had in my audition tapes to make the character. I was like, that sucks. I mean, I would kind of like to make some money off of that." (NBC representatives declined to comment on Mr. Carlos's observations.)
Well, maybe he can get a job writing for the Daily Show?
Mr. Carlos spoke at a panel on race and comedy in Chicago with Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show. "She said, 'Well, in a perfect world I would hire staff writers of color.' I was like, 'Well, it is your perfect world; you can do whatever you want.' But it's the nature of the biz for people to hire their friends, hire whoever they want."
Here he is doing [UPDATE: Some recent stuff]. Decent!