Last week the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) rolled out the red carpet for the premiere of the IFC original show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. We were there doing our best Joan Rivers impersonation on the red carpet.
The show’s star and creator David Cross was there accompanied by his on- and off-screen girlfriend actress Amber Tamblyn. She was wearing a dress by Proenza Schouler. (We were duty-bound by years of red carpet etiquette to ask.) We spoke briefly to David Cross, but the star refused to give up his family’s secret clam chowder recipe (we asked!), but did make a point of mentioning that he drank dozens of energy drinks during the making of Todd Margaret and hopes the audience appreciates the effort. We think he should be nominated for an Emmy for that amount of dedication to his craft.
Here is star David Cross with co-writer Shaun Pye (who you may recognize from the brilliant Ricky Gervais HBO series Extras) and NYTVF founder and executive director Terence Gray.
After the red carpet, everyone headed inside the SVA Theater to watch two episodes of the comedy. Since the show is focused on the (mis) adventures of crack salesman Todd Margaret as he opens the London distribution office for Thundermuscle, the snacks were British-themed, including Cadbury Flake bars, Tyrell’s Worcestershire chips, and personal favorite Wine Gums. As the cases of Thundermuscle were all impounded at the border for health and safety concerns, attendees could wash down the treats with bottles of Jones Soda emblazoned with the sad sack face of Todd Margaret.
After the episodes played, the stars and writers stuck around for a question and answer panel with the audience. Check back, because we will have a video of that coming soon.
While the show does not make its television debut until October 1st, you can watch the first episode online right over here. If you are afraid to watch alone, or prefer the company of like-minded David Cross fans, join us on premiere night on our Facebook page.