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Here’s an Exclusive Look at 'With Bob and David's Secret 'Mr. Show' Reunion Rehearsal

The first live taping of Netflix's With Bob and David takes place in Los Angeles tonight, but if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, here's the next best thing: a bunch of exclusive photos from Odenkirk and Cross's top secret rehearsal show featuring most of the original Mr. Show crew as well as some special guests. We reached out to Bob Odenkirk to ask how rehearsals went and what we can expect from the new series, and here's what he had to say:

The other night at the Steve Allen Theater we (Bob Odenkirk and David Cross) did a "secret" live show to test out some [...]

Bob Odenkirk Knows How to Make Authentic Cinnabons

Here's a clip from last night's Late Late Show with guest Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that he did a lot of official Cinnabon training for his role in Better Call Saul. Unsurprisingly, it involves a lot of margarine.

Bob Odenkirk and Jon Stewart Talk 'SNL' and 'Better Call Saul'

Bob Odenkirk paid a visit to his old friend Jon Stewart at The Daily Show last night, and the two talked about everything from Odenkirk's time on Breaking Bad to starting out as a writer at SNL with Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel to his leading role in Better Call Saul. Check out the full interview above.

Saul Goodman Gets to Work in AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Extended Trailer

After a series of teasers, AMC finally released an extended Better Call Saul trailer over the weekend, featuring Bob Odenkirk reprising his Breaking Bad character in a spin-off he described as "85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy." The series — which already has a second season order — debuts on AMC with a two-night premiere on February 8th and 9th at 10:00pm.

Bob Odenkirk on Being an Amateur Standup and the Inevitable Decline of Improv

Bob Odenkirk may be busier than ever, starring in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, but that doesn't mean he's put comedy on the back burner. If anything, he's amped up his comedic output as of late. Odenkirk released his first book A Load of Hooey last month, he's producing and writing for the IFC sketch show The Birthday Boys (currently in its second season), he just got back from a book reading/live comedy tour, and his debut standup album, Amateur Hour, comes out today. Recorded this summer at LA's Nerdist Theater and released by A Special Thing Records, Amateur Hour consists of a standup performance by Odenkirk, as well as a set from [...]

'With Bob and David' Tapes Live in Los Angeles Later This Month

Great news, Mr. Show fans: David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's upcoming Netflix sketch show With Bob and David is taping live segments in Los Angeles later this month. Cross revealed the news on Facebook today:

So yes indeed, the worst kept secret on the planet (besides Tom Cotton's homosexuality) is finally out. Bob and I (and several of the old Mr. Show gang as well as a bunch of new, talented folks), are putting together four half hours of brand new sketch comedy. We are a little over halfway through shooting the pre-tapes and then we start putting together the live elements and shooting those starting in [...]

Bob Odenkirk and the Integrity of Ideas

In the recent broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary, there’s a moment where the camera catches Joe Piscopo from behind as he performs his Sinatra impression and the audience at home can see the audience in studio. The focus of this shot turns out to be a tuxedo’d Bob Odenkirk, who is simply unable to conceal his distaste for what’s happening. He’s looking up at the ceiling, gritting his teeth, raising his eyebrows to no one in particular. Now I would never use the analogy of a war veteran watching someone play Call of Duty, but it was not completely unlike the face Stephen Hawking would make while watching [...]

Bob Odenkirk Says the 'Mr. Show' Reunion Might Be a New Sketch Comedy Show

The A.V. Club has a new interview out today with Bob Odenkirk to promote Sunday's premiere of Better Call Saul, and near the end of the interview is the most interesting update on the in-the-works Mr. Show reunion yet. While the project is clearly still in the early development stages due to the original writers and performers' busy schedules, Odenkirk revealed that it won't be labeled as an official "Mr. Show reunion" but instead be a completely new multiple-episode sketch comedy show:

However, we are working on new sketches and a new show together. And we want to do multiple episodes of it. And yet we’re limited. [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Teases a 2015 'Mr. Show' Reunion

It's no longer a question of whether or not a Mr. Show reunion is happening, but how long will we have to wait for it? Mr. Show writer/cast member Paul F. Tompkins recently tweeted a photo of some of the Mr. Show gang hanging out at what is hopefully a writers' table with the somewhat mysterious caption "Eight men out… of the 1990s. Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year? #MrShow." Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk confirmed with us in November that he hopes for a reunion of the HBO sketch show sometime this year:

Beyond more focus on telling longer [...]

Bob Odenkirk Reads an Excerpt from 'A Load of Hooey' on 'Conan'

Bob Odenkirk is currently on tour promoting his new book A Load of Hooey, and he stopped by last night's Conan to do a live reading as a shameless politician who calls a press conference to get some skeletons out of his closet.

Netflix Orders Odenkirk/Cross Sketch Show 'With Bob and David' to Series

At long last, the rumored Mr. Show reunion is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered four half-hour episodes of With Bob and David, a new sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross that will also include an hourlong making-of special. Here's how the duo describe the series:

After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.

While Deadline reports that Odenkirk and Cross are the only [...]

Watch Chris Farley and Bob Odenkirk as a Singing Mount Rushmore in 1990

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

To celebrate SNL's big anniversary show this weekend, here's an old Second City clip featuring two performer/writer alums of the show. From the 1990 revue Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only or Censorama, "Rushmore" features Chris Farley as George Washington, Bob Odenkirk as Thomas [...]

Bob Odenkirk Showed a Lot of Clips on Last Night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Ahead of Better Call Saul's series premiere on AMC this Sunday, Bob Odenkirk stopped by Jimmy Kimmel live last night to share some details on his new show through a series of exclusive clips. Watch Odenkirk and Kimmel discuss Better Call Saul more below:

The Young Standup: Brandon Wardell on Drake, Bob Odenkirk, and Taking the Unexpected Path

At 22 he may be young, but he looks even younger. With a recent move to Los Angeles from his native DC, Brandon Wardell's notoriety in the comedy scene is growing.

He was included as the opening act of Bob Odenkirk's latest album Amateur Hour and even featured on the album's cover — a dream for any young comedian. He's even begun to make the podcast rounds as a recent guest on the OMFG Earwolf podcast and The Todd Glass Show — listen if you are prepared to hear a Brandon Wardell song stuck in your head for days.

To understand his humor, read his Twitter feed of one-liners about pop [...]