If you consider yourself a Veep and Seinfeld fan, in addition to someone who gets way into March Madness, then have I got news for you. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son Charlie Hall plays basketball for Northwestern, and he has turned the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament into an even more entertaining event than it already is for many of us. Like Cousin Eddie said on Christmas Vacation, Hall is the gift that keeps on giving.
Louis-Dreyfus' son is now extremely popular thanks to his mom proudly cheering him on during his games — and for his fantastic sense of humor and interview capabilities. The Emmy-winning comedian also supports Hall on Twitter with all kinds of supportive tweets. As she once told the Chicago Tribune in January about watching Hall play, "We [she and her husband, Brad Hall] think he is outstanding in every regard. We're his biggest fans." That totally makes sense, and not just because she is his mom.
And you will soon become Hall's biggest fan, as well. Hall, a sophomore at Northwestern, is a walk-on guard, which means he tried out for the team without being recruited or awarded a scholarship. He doesn't get much playing time on the court. For instance, during the 2017 Big Ten Tournament Hall got to play for his team against Rutgers with only a little over a minute left in the game. By the way, Northwestern won and now they are in their first NCAA tournament ever. They also won their first round game on Thursday night against Vanderbilt.
And Hall is getting to experience it in the best way possible. Admittedly, as I was filling out my bracket I kept choosing Northwestern mainly due to Louis-Dreyfus' adorable proud mom moments, Hall's ability to make me laugh, and the fact that it'd be great to see a team win that has never been part of March Madness. Here's hoping that happens, but until then, allow me to further introduce you to Charlie Hall.
He Conducts Great Interviews
"Star shooting guard and most handsome on the team, Charlie Hall." Yes, this is an exact quote from the above interview, which you must watch all the way through. It will make your day.
He Is A CBS Sports Star
For real, Hall is reporting for CBS Sports thanks to his inside Northwestern scoop, amazing interview skills, and also because people probably can't get enough of him.
USA Today Has Faith In Him
Charlie Hall knew Northwestern was in, but that didn't stop the anxiety on Selection Sunday. https://t.co/mTDPjMQw9u— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) March 13, 2017
In addition to his broadcast interviews, Hall also had an "as told to" piece go up on USA Today.
His Major Is Perfect
Once you hear that his major is radio/TV/film, it makes complete sense why his camera and interview skills are so effortless. I can't wait to see what he does in the future.
He's Never Done The "Elaine Dance"
Believe it or not, but Hall has never attempted his mom's famous dance as Elaine on Seinfeld. Though, that could change. He told USA Today,
Keep those fingers crossed that Hall ends up doing the dance — and for everyone to see.
He's A Team Player
Hall seems to really love his teammates and being part of the team. He also enjoys his role on the Wildcats. As he also told USA Today,
He continued, "Off the court, though, it’s a really long season. It’s grueling. It is really fun and rewarding, but it is tough."
Do you consider yourself a Charlie Hall fan now? You absolutely should.