HBO might be billing their new original series, How To Make It In America a comedy, but just like it's star Bryan Greenberg's last HBO show, Unscripted, there are elements that are much more melancholy than laugh out loud funny. Greenberg himself calls his new role of Ben Epstein, struggling graphic designer, "a very complicated guy, and he has a lot of demons."
When we first meet Ben, he has just broken up with a girl (Lake Bell) on whom he is still pretty hung up; he is working a dead-end job as a floor salesman at a department store; and he is in debt with a loan from a guy who just got out of jail and a bunch of skateboards he can't move because the boarder has disappeared. But Greenberg worked very closely with the writers and producers to "not make him a Bummer Ben" and instead focus on the sense of fire he has within him to succeed and make something of his life.
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