There are many actors who regularly appear in person, on some stage, somewhere, to talk up their show or movie, and it is nice, and it is interesting, and the fans are glad they went. Then there is someone like Hugh Laurie, and suddenly, whether you follow "House" or not (you probably do, we'll just assume), it feels like catching this talented person live is something to absolutely see.
After all, Mr. Laurie gives the sparklingest of sparkling acceptance speeches at various award shows. He was one half of that fizzy, funny, debonair duo Fry & Laurie (not to mention an unfailingly chipper Bertie Wooster). And he starred with Rowan Atkinson on "Blackadder," which is the best history-based history sitcom in history.
Of course, the focus of Hugh Laurie's visit, along with "House" executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs, is to talk about the creative goings-on behind the much-lauded medical drama. It won't merely be a place for Mr. Laurie to be wry and dry and delightful. But we're counting on that, too.