Will Forte is set to make his Simpsons debut this fall. TV Line reports that the SNL alum has been cast to voice the never-before-seen owner of King Toot's Music Store and neighbor to Moe's Tavern. Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman revealed the news at last night's Critics Choice Television Awards and mentioned that Moe and the man behind King Toot's have a tense relationship: "Do they get along? I don't think so." Forte's episode will air sometime in November, and his new show The Last Man on Earth is also slated to premiere on Fox midseason.
For the past couple of months, Seth Meyers and Late Night have been promising a new segment called "Second Chance Theater," in which current and former SNL cast members get a chance to perform their favorite cut characters and sketches from the show. Will Forte, Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig have all agreed to return to Late Night to take part in the new segment, and according to an update on Late Night's Twitter last night, it's finally scheduled to debut next Tuesday, May 13th with Will Forte as his long lost character Jenjamin Franklin. Here's what Forte told us about Jenjamin [...]
When Will Forte fielded Reddit AMA questions back in December, he addressed the idea of a reunion of the short-lived animated MTV series Clone High, saying "I hope one day we'll get another crack at Clone High so we can answer these unresolved questions. I loved that show and thought it ended too soon!" Now, Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added to that sentiment in a recent interview with Grantland:
Would you ever consider doing a [Clone High] movie?
Lord: We’ve been talking about it a little bit. We would just have to convince Viacom that it was worth reopening that world.
Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.
On his SNL audition:
I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]