Welcome To The ‘Todd Margaret’ Premiere Party

Welcome To The ‘Todd Margaret’ Premiere Party (photo)

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During the New York Film and Television Festival we had a little party to introduce The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret to the world. Now we have the video all primped and pretty and ready for viewing.

At the premiere, star, creator, and writer, David Cross walked the gauntlet of paparazzi desperate–not to find out what he was wearing (he is never nude, after all)–but for clues to the downfall of crack salesman Todd Margaret. David Cross was joined by on- and off-screen girlfriend Amber Tamblyn and co-writer Simon Pye. We were hoping for a Will Arnett appearance, but as a father of two and starring in his own television show, Running Wilde, we’ll give him a pass. However, there was a surprise appearance by comedian Robert Klein, who starred in HBO’s first-ever stand-up comedy special.

After the Red Carpet, the crew, their entourages, fans, and the press filed inside to watch two episodes of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and a Q & A session. Video of the Q & A is forthcoming.

You can read more about the Red Carpet festivities here. And be sure to check out the gallery of photos here, including the massive Thundermuscle delivery that interrupted the after-party. We left before the guests could start chugging the energy drink and yelling, “”I have the strength of Zeus after he made love to a bionic hippopotamus!” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Did you miss the first episode of Todd Margaret on October 1? Don’t worry we’re repeating it tonight at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET. In the mean time, here’s the video evidence that IFC knows how to throw down the Red Carpet and really celebrate the much anticipated return of David Cross to television:

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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