"Prior to that, my hair was crazy. I'd been working with Mitch Hurwitz on a pilot, and I mentioned needing to get a haircut. But he's like, 'No, no, no, you will not touch that hair.' So because that went well and I thought it made me stand out more, I was like, 'Fuck it, I'm gonna keep it for auditions.' So I go to Parks and we're about to film my one-and-a-half pages of trying to be Ron [Swanson]'s assistant. Mike Schur comes down, wanting to see how I'm gonna play it, and he just fell in love with my hair. I did Jean-Ralphio once and Mike goes, 'We're [...]
"The Script Pile" is a new biweekly column on Splitsider that examines the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.
Since Arrested Development was canceled by Fox in 2006, Mitch Hurwitz has created four other shows: the short-lived Fox duo Sit Down Shut Up and Running Wilde, an American adaptation of the UK sitcom The Thick of It for ABC (which never made it to air), and the least-talked-about of the four, a rejected CBS pilot called Happiness Isn't Everything.
Considering Hurwitz is best known for creating Arrested Development, the last thing you'd ever expect him to get involved with is a mainstream [...]
Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's delightful chat show, Speakeasy. His guest this time around is Parks and Recreation and House of Lies star Ben Schwartz, and the two have a nice, insightful 23-minute long chat about comedy and their careers that's totally worth your time.
Here's Ben Schwartz, star of House of Lies and Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation, giving a loose and goofy interview on local morning show Good Day LA, a show that heavily relies on audience applause sound effects. Watch 'till the end to see host Steve Edwards steal one of Scott Aukerman's jokes by accidentally calling Ben Schwartz's show "House of Pies." He's doing Aukerman's "getting all of Ben Schwartz's career specifics wrong" bit," but for real.