"You have me getting spanked a lot," he told me Sunday at the Coffee Studio in Andersonville. (Watch the video above.)
The Chicago native is back in town helping shepherd to the stage a play he's written, "The Last Duck." The Jackalope Theatre Company is doing the play, his first to be produced, and will premiere it at the ViaDuct Theatre March 22-23. I'll have more on the production later, but concerning Neff getting spanked on TV tonight ...
In "Spanks Butt, No Spanks," Neff's character, Jimmy Chance, considers spanking as punishment when daughter Hope's misbehavior gets out of control. His parents, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), suggest spanking since it worked so well for them when he was younger. Burt then reveals a secret to Jimmy about his childhood, which answers unsolved mysteries and prompts a new outlook on teamwork and parenting, according to Fox.
Which means will be seeing a lot of spanking. Neff didn't seem to sure seeing him getting spanked was a selling point, but he does hope more people tune into the very funny comedy that currently airs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on Fox.
"If 1 to 2 million more of you wanted to tune in every week," he said, "I wouldn't mind."