‘Atlanta’ star Brian Tyree Henry is ‘exhausted beyond belief’ — and he’s thrilled about it

The breakout star of FX’s “Atlanta” flew in from New York just a few hours earlier to attend the premiere of the second season of the offbeat comedy, which returns Thursday. He’ll be catching the red-eye back right after the event to resume rehearsals for the upcoming Broadway production “Lobby Hero,” by acclaimed writer Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”).

But battling jet lag and a lack of sleep hasn’t dampened Henry’s mood on this frosty February afternoon as he settles into a booth at a West Hollywood lounge. Joking and animated, his words flow rapid-fire as he attempts to describe what it’s like to be caught in a whirlwind. More