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Brian Huskey on UCB, Improv, and Being a Character Actor

Brian Huskey might have once been "that guy," recognized for his work in commercials and film and TV, but the actor and UCB-trained improviser has built a career as a quick-thinking talent able to sink into a role — often a soft-spoken or buttoned-up character — that Huskey makes his own and twists into something more complex. Huskey played an empty-headed panelist in Onion News Network videos before he began appearing regularly as the unbalanced EMT Chet on Childrens Hospital, and he's been popping up in shows and movies all over, including a memorable scene in This Is The End and on shows like Workaholics, Parks and Rec, Bob's Burgers, [...]

Talking to Rob Corddry About 'Childrens Hospital'

The season finale of Childrens Hospital airs tomorrow night at midnight on Adult Swim, and for the show’s first half-hour episode, creator Rob Corddry promises sex, explosions, and something different from what viewers have seen before. That’s a tall order, since the joke machine of a show revels in changing up its formula, constantly experimenting with genre, gleefully breaking continuity, and this season arbitrarily changing settings from its only occasionally-referenced regular location in a Rio de Janeiro hospital for American expat children to a U.S. army base in Japan. In true Childrens Hospital style, the choice allowed the comedy new storytelling opportunities, which it more or less embraced before going off on its own idiosyncratic [...]

Talking to Ken Marino About ‘Bad Milo!’, ‘Eastbound & Down’, and Playing Both Nice Guys and Jerks

If there’s one actor who possesses the sheer gravitas to play a man plagued by a murderous ass demon, that actor is Ken Marino. As one of the many talents to spring from the MTV sketch group The State, Marino has starred in a number of classics that have become required viewing for any modern comedy fan: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, and, most recently, the horror-comedy destined for cult status, Bad Milo! Executive produced by the Duplass brothers and featuring Marino as a downtrodden nice guy whose stress at work and at home physically manifests itself as a bloodthirsty butt monster, Bad Milo! [...]

'Children's Hospital' Just Goes Up and Moves to Japan; 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Stays at Home

Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings.

Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to complain about. Dan Harmon had watched The Wire the previous summer and gave his show an overarching narrative, with the idea that every episode had to be watched in order to best understand the motivations of the characters and to better appreciate the jokes. The meticulous planning ultimately produced some great stuff at times, and abrupt, forgettable conclusions to some subplots at [...]

Watch Rob Corddry, Nick Offerman, and Lake Bell in the Trailer for 'In a World'

Here's a trailer for In a World…, a new comedy written, directed by, and starring Childrens Hospital's Lake Bell as a lady trying to make it in the world of movie trailer announcing. Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Nick Offerman, Geena Davis, and Tig Notaro also star. This is probably the first movie trailer ever for a movie about movie trailers.

David Wain Talks 'They Came Together,' 'Superjail,' and The State Reuniting

Voicing the lead character on a returning animated series, preparing for the theatrical release of a new romantic comedy spoof, announcing the reunion of a groundbreaking comedy group, and keeping very hush-hush about a long-awaited project. These are just a few of the things that writer, director, actor, and comedian David Wain has been up to. I chatted with Wain about Superjail! (Season 4 premieres June 15th at 11:45 p.m.), his next movie They Came Together, The State reuniting for Tenacious D's comedy festival, and how to talk to your children about your dirty sense of humor.

Adult Swim Renews 'Newsreaders' for Season 2

Adult Swim's 60 Minutes parody Newsreaders is coming back for a second season. Co-creator David Wain revealed on the podcast Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend this week that production is about to begin on the 15-minute comedy's second season, although Adult Swim has yet to make an official announcement about the renewal.

A spinoff of Childrens Hospital, Adult Swim is a faux-news magazine hosted by  Louis LaFonda (played by Mather Zickel) that's created and executive produced by the Childrens Hospital team of Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain. Corddry, Paul Scheer, Michael Showalter, and Wyatt Cenac, amongst others, contributed as writers during the first season, which debuted in [...]

Check Out James Adomian's Louis C.K. Impression from 'Childrens Hospital'

Last night's new episode of Childrens Hospital, written by Diablo Cody and directed by David Wain, featured James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang) doing a bunch of impressions all at once. Here's a clip from it, in which he plays Madonna, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Freddie Mercury, and most importantly, Louis C.K.

Watch a Trailer for Season 5 of 'Childrens Hospital'

Season 5 of Childrens Hospital starts up July 25th (along with the third season of NTSF:SD:SUV), and this trailer just came out today, featuring returning favorites like Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Paul Scheer, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey. Oh, and it's all taking place on a military base in Japan, which you wouldn't know from this trailer at all.

Henry Winkler on 'Childrens Hospital': "I Don't Have the Slightest Idea What They're Talking About"

"We just finished Children’s Hospital last week for the new season. Again, I show up, I don’t have the slightest idea what they’re talking about. I just say the words and sometimes say, "Could you explain this to me? Because I’m not getting it." There’s no logic there. It’s just brilliant."

-Henry Winkler talking to The LA Times about how weird it is working on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital.

'Childrens Hospital' Renewed for Sixth Season to Air in 2015

Rob Corddry's hit Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital has been renewed by Adult Swim for a sixth season. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles and the new season will premiere sometime next year. Corddry noted that the new season will go back to the original hospital setting after the gang's adventures in Japan last season:

We're placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters. Stuff like absurdity, flights of fancy, hard-hitting fake drama, soft-hitting fake drama, farcical door slamming, [...]

Louis C.K., Melissa Leo, 'Childrens Hospital' Won at the Creative Arts Emmys

The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where awards are given to technical positions as well as categories that don't quite fit into the main Emmys night, were held last night, and as is the way with award shows these days, Louis C.K. did pretty well for himself. He won for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for his HBO special, Oh My God, and Melissa Leo won Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her fantastic appearance on Louie. 

Other big comedy winners included Bob Newhart for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his turn on The Big Bang TheoryChildrens Hospital for Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, and Outstanding Interactive [...]

Talking to Henry Winkler About 'Childrens Hospital,' 'Arrested Development,' and 'Parks and Rec'

Living showbiz legend Henry Winkler finds himself in an enviable position in 2013: he's playing supporting roles in three critically-acclaimed TV comedies. Early this summer, Winkler returned as incompetent Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerkorn for the Netflix revival of Arrested Development, and Childrens Hospital, Rob Corddry's bizarre, Emmy-winning Adult Swim comedy on which Winkler is a series regular, is back for a fifth season as of last week. On top of that, it was just announced that he'll be playing the father of Ben Schwartz's scene-stealing douchebag Jean-Ralphio on the upcoming season of NBC's Parks and Recreation.

I recently had the chance to chat with Winkler about moving [...]

'Childrens Hospital' and 'NTSF: SD: SUV::' Are Set to Return on July 25th

The new seasons of both Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV:: have their premiere date: July 25th. If you'll recall, this season of Childrens Hospital should be pretty bonkers, as it's going to be set on a military base in Japan. Well, more bonkers. It was always pretty bonkers. And here's the description of the new season of NTSF:SD:SUV:::

Creator and star Paul Scheer has lined up an amazing cast of talent for a third season of furious screaming, pregnant pauses, and even more civilian casualties than last season! This year, Trent Hauser (Scheer) and his elite terrorist fighting team will employ some of the riskiest methods they’ve ever attempted [...]