In advance of their new book, Hollywood Said No!, and their tour (which kicks off in New York on Thursday), Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Brian Posehn swung by Reddit for an AMA. Topics ranged from Mr. Show, Breaking Bad and the upcoming IFC series The Birthday Boys. It’s worth reading in full, but here are some highlights:
This goes for Bob and David: In your upcoming live Mr Show gigs, which fans do you think will be more annoying, the Arrested Development fans or the Breaking Bad ones?
(Bob here) Definitely Breaking Bad. They aren’t necessarily into comedy. This show is really for Mr Show fans.
(David) Absolutely. But I disagree about the show. There will absolutely be Arrested Development fans there.
(Bob here) There are going to be Mr. Show fans. The question is this: are people coming who are Breaking Bad fans and don’t know Mr. Show? No, they don’t even know it’s happening. There are many people who just know me from Mr. Show.
(David here) Mr. Show is such a niche thing.
For Bob: Since discovering Tim and Eric and making them successes, have you been flooded with people sending in their comedy stuff hoping to achieve the same success?
No I think people are pretty respectful. Occasionally I get something. But I am excited about the new show I’m working on coming out in October called The Birthday Boys, it’s going to be on IFC. I found them because they’re a sketch group in LA that participated in a benefit that my wife does every New Year’s and I got to know them and that show will come on in October.
Bob, what is the secret to great comedic yelling? You’re a master at it, and I want to become one too!
Bob Odenkirk: Have it come from a real deep place of genuine anger at the world. Good luck with it. It helps to have a shitty dad.