"It's not a silly comedy anymore. It's a silly drama."
As Delocated star and creator Jon Glaser points out, you can’t really describe his show any better than Sergei’s line in the first episode of the show’s second season. So it makes sense that Delocated, which ended its three seasons with a half-hour finale last night, went out in dramatic fashion.
It didn’t start out that way; at least it didn’t seem to start out that way. Season 1 was more light-hearted and goofy for goofy’s sake. Though Delocated has always been about a Russian mob target in the witness protection program who moves to New [...]
"It’s weird. I mean, I bumped into Michael Showalter on the subway and we were having that discussion and came up with the funny idea of some type of show or web series about the last remaining few people in New York like me, him, you, H. Jon Benjamin. Even some people we have talked about have already moved to L.A. in the last few months … We had a funny idea for a show called Stayin Put!"
- Jon Glaser talking to Eugene Mirman for Vulture about being two of the last 15 comedians who still live in New York.
Here's a new music video for Bob Mould's "Star Machine" that premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening. It stars the very funny Jon Wurster, of Superchunk and The Best Show on WFMU fame, in a crappy wig and was directed by Delocated's Jon Glaser, who is pulling a Tom Scharpling by being a comedian who directs funny music videos with funny people in them for cool musicians.
There is a surprising will-they-won't-they tension to this edition. There are a few false starts, but nothing can keep their lips apart – not a sandwich, not an armpit named Chuck, not Darth Vader, not very different schedules, not a straw – nothing.
Other than the occasional murder, this season of Delocated has been relatively PG thus far.
Previous episodes about potato skins bars and cooking shows featuring sleepwalking chefs, though absurd, would be suitable to air in primetime under the TV Parental Guidelines. But Delocated airs at midnight, when the kid gloves can come off. And last night’s episode, “Camping,” truly earned its “Mature Audience Only” rating.
We can thank the hilarious Todd Barry for that.