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Maybe that's not the word that Comedy Central would use. We've decided to go the British route. Of course people go, "You could keep going. You could keep going. As popularity was growing, we were getting opportunities to do other things that were really appealing to us.
For me, I fear us repeating ourselves, because I think we have a very, very intelligent audience. I wouldn't want our audience to look at the material and go, "Wait a minute, they've pretty much done this scene before but now it's an old western town.
Now, wait a second, they've done this scene before but now it's in a submarine. Or did one of you have to convince the other that it was time?
There's a lot kind of mental symbiosis about it. To be quite honest, both of us were also looking at each other and going, "Those are bags under your eyes right? I just want to make sure I wasn't the only one who feels like the walking dead. Around the end of season 2, we were saying that maybe there was a way to wrap it all up.
We started thinking about that then. Those ideas started to evolve, and grow, and clearly it became concrete. Was there ever a thought of doing a Louis C. Taking some time off, but agreeing to revisit it on your own timetable? To be quite honest, that's actually the plan. I've been saying to people here and there, "I would really like it to be a bit of a Pryor-Wilder dynamic.
We have discussed with Comedy Central some of those projects being a special that we would do for them. A reunion special that might involve a tour. Did Comedy Central did know this was coming?
That must have been a tough conversation, because they're losing everyone right now. It really is the worst time.
They're putting fingers in dikes and they're trying to stop all the leaks. I wish everybody was like him. He's like a hero to me. The same thing with [Comedy Central president] Michele Ganeless. She has a wonderful sensitivity about what's creative.
I think that they're going to keep finding new, wonderful, unique, shows to put on the air that are going to appeal to different varied audiences. They're going to be just fine. It feels weird now like people are abandoning ship. I think it's a testament to them.
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To the talent they've hired. We've all been talking about how the sitcom is dead. There hasn't been certainly this wealth of sketch. I'm including the stuff that we're seeing on Hulu, the stuff we're seeing on Netflix. Stand-up specials with people who have really rich, and diverse, and unique points of view. I feel it's like a revival for sketch.
I will call it a second golden age because I can't get out of my head stuff that has always been so wonderful to me, like watching Jackie Gleason, and watching Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner, and all those people who wrote in the s. I think we owe a debt of gratitude to them.
But it's an amazing time to be working in comedy right now, because the feathers are off. They're letting us do what we want and it's reaping dividends. In the s and s it was stand-up comedians who got the TV shows. Then it flipped, and now just about everyone you see on TV has an improv background. And they're all working on each other's shows. It's like a television repertory company.
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That's a really good way of putting it. Maybe nobody had yet cracked the code, or didn't think to see improvisers having points of view the ways stand-ups did.
Now, I think we're discovering that there are sketch performers who also have point of view. Stand-up also seems so cutthroat and competitive, whereas in improv and sketch, everyone's helping each other out. That's that repertory idea that you tagged. It's as if we all went to different branches of the same university. I can improvise with a person from UCB and the work can blossom because the foundation is always going to be the same.
You see people being wonderfully collaborative. Because these shows are short to order these days, you're able to do a whole bunch of things at once. Just looking at your IMDB foryou've been busy.
You expect to struggle. You expect to work as hard as you can to do the things that light a fire in your soul.
You want to reach out and grab it as much as you can before it all disappears. About two months ago, there was an intervention with my wife, my agents and my manager. They all went, "Okay. We're the people that make money off of you. We're telling you to stop working for a couple of months.
How do you feel about when people talk about the legacy of the show? I have heard that. I guess I feel a twinge of guilt about stopping. It was not necessarily me and Jordan's intention to be this thing that was going to be huge and zeitgeist-y.
It was always about saying, "Oh, this is probably the best way to implement this joke. This piece feels special. Does it leave a void? I think so but I hope that we can inspire others to move in this direction. Do you feel like we're seeing more diversity in comedy now? I'm definitely seeing that in the space. We're in this new wild west where I can go online and see a Hispanic sketch group.
I can see an Indian sketch. The hard part is when you're looking at a little show in big business.
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If they think it's going to make money, they'll give you a shot. If they think it's too obscure, they're not going to do anything with it. Thank God we have YouTube. I think it's becoming more equitable because of new media platforms.
I hope it just continues that way. Let's go back a little bit to when you guys got your chance. After MadTV, you parted ways. It was your mutual manager's idea to reunite? Our manager Joel said, "I think we have a chance for some leverage here. He said, "Would you guys be willing to do this?
I just thought it was very wise of him to try, and it worked. Do you think the show could have worked on a broadcast network? I don't know because I just think that there are other factors. I have to plead ignorance. Obviously, budgets are less in cable, yet you manage to stretch your dollar. The wig budget alone must just be astronomical. Peter Atencio is our director and I don't know how he manages it. We have a really fantastic cinematographer and director of photography, Charles Papert.
I wish I knew more about the magic of how they did that. I'm trying to imagine the day that you guys shot the East vs. West college football players sketch. How many different hairdos did you guys go through?
No, 36, I think. Also the first time we did it, it took less time to do it than the second time and the third time we did it, because we did a third time for the Super Bowl Special. It was like a dance. I'd be bald with a Van Dyke.
Then I'd run off and I'd do my thing. Then we'd switch places. Sometimes I think we even flipped wigs. That's where so much of the imagination comes from. Necessity is the mother of invention. We didn't have the money. You have to use more mental real estate to figure out how to make everything happen. I didn't realize you guys shot those sketches so quickly.
Two in one day? The Les Mis sketch was shot in one day. From our first season, the dueling magical Negro sketch was shot in one day. Garvey forces his students to acknowledge themselves by his incorrect pronunciations, often at the very real threat of being sent to Principal O'Shaughnessy pronounced "O-Shag-Hennessy" by Garvey for disrespect.
The only student Mr. Garvey seems to trust is an African American boy at the back of the class named Timothy accent on the "o" played by Peelewho is implied to be from the inner city and claims to have a daughter. In Marchit was announced that Key will reprise the role of Mr. Garvey in a feature-length film Substitute Teacher with Jordan portraying a rival teacher. The distance they cover in their pursuit becomes extreme. Meegan is shown to be extremely selfish and unintelligent, and does not seem to acknowledge social norms.
She herself rarely ever receives any sort of comeuppance for the flagrant disrespect she shows to others. They also take many selfies of themselves, but delete the majority of them because they don't like how they look in them, including a picture that had already just been classified as evidence in a crime that they witnessed. DeVon — Played by Key, DeVon is the shady and weird landlord who's often suspicious of what goes on in his tenant's apartments, Rafi Benitez — Played by Peele, Rafi is a baseball player who makes all his teammates uncomfortable in the locker room, because of his "slap-ass" addiction.
Brock Favors — Played by Key, Brock Favors is a news reporter who's always ill-prepared for his assignments such as helicopter traffic reports and reporting on police dog training. He always responds to unexpected and sudden events with loud, excited swearing.
Hans Muller — A Nazi Colonel who is ignorant to the truth. He uses "very scientific" methods to find black people offering them beetsmeasuring their heads, jingling cat toys. He is played by recurring guest star Ty Burrell. Levi and Cedric — Two inner-city friends who often get in rifts because of Levi Peele constantly joining new trends such as going steam-punk or getting his own Ratatouille.
Most sketches end with Cedric Key getting fed up with Levi and calling off their friendship. Carlito — Played by Peele, Carlito is a Mexican gangster who believes that very normal or minor acts including sitting in chairs are "for pussies", and believes himself to be above doing such acts. He believes himself to be "the crazy one" of the gang, which he will go to embarrassing lengths to prove.
The Valets — Two valets who always use unnecessary plurals in names of people, places, or things who love discussing their favorite movie stars and characters — despite mangling their names and films — such as " Liam Neesons " from Tooken" Peter Dinkels " who plays " Taiwan Lannister "" Bruce Willies ," " Michelle Pa-feiffers ," " Timothy Elephants " and " Racist-Ass Melly Gibsons ".
Though they claim to dislike homosexuals, they often act in a vaguely exaggerated homosexual manner. LaShawn and Samuel — A gay couple with very differing personalities and views on marriage.