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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 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.