Interview: 'Workaholics' Stars Anders Holm and Blake Anderson - MTV
Workaholics is an American television sitcom that originally ran on Comedy Central from April 6 The main characters met at college, where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their RA. As they settle into . Season 3 wrapped up on March 20, , after 20 episodes split over two broadcast seasons. Do you play the same characters you play in "Workaholics"? So if one is slacking, we definitely aren't shy to tell them to step up to the plate. Workaholics is one of our favorite shows about a group of white dudes doing stuff , and the guy who plays drug dealer Karl on the show—grew up with Blake Anders Holm joined the group when he met Devine at the famed Second City in.
Their first collaboration was an elementary school-era comic called Funyun Protectors —about anthropomorphic Funyun snack rings who were also superheroes. They started performing together in high school and after graduation moved to Orange County to attend community college… which is where they met Adam Devine in an improv class.
Anders Holm joined the group when he met Devine at the famed Second City in Los Angeles, and then they all started making web videos. The actors actually lived in the house where the show was taped While taping the first season of Workaholics, Adam Devine and Blake Anderson were convinced that the show was going to be a flop when it aired, and that it would be summarily canceled.Musical Beers
So to save money for the rainy days ahead, they actually lived in the disgusting party house where their characters resided, and where the show was taped. Anders Holm lived in a real home with his girlfriend. Devine and Anderson moved out when the show's success enabled them to afford proper shelter, but Anderson says the old place has "turned into this weird, like, flophouse" where their friends and family have crashed. Anderson's younger brother lived there for a spell, as did Devine's best friend from high school.
Nevertheless, Devine says the place remains infested with giant rats that are "the size of a newborn. But, ah, we have fun here.
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Does all of this sound like we're having a stroke? That's because we're attempting to cram as many terrible cliches that pass for jokes into one paragraph as possible, just to annoy the people behind Workaholics, who hate these stale "jokes" so much, they've outright banned them. Workaholics has a huge—as in, two whiteboards full— list of jokes that they're never going to use again. It includes, well, basically everything from our first paragraph, plus "X dot com," "white people problems," "uh, define X" and "English please!
The untold truth of Workaholics
You know, all the classics. It actually makes a lot of sense for a show that is, at its core, a pretty cliche sitcom, to create a list terrible phrases to never allow into their scripts. We admire them for attempting to be unique, and not just regurgitate hacky, middle school-level jokes. That doesn't mean we'll stop, just that we admire them for making the effort.
Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck Talk WORKAHOLICS and Tease New Episodes
Perhaps the highlight of the entire list is one small section that says "Bacon anything. If not, think of the worst parts about Twitter and Facebook, and imagine an entire website that was nothing but that. Everyone was emo, or had a band, or was emo about not having a band or was in an emo band. But it was the it place to go, so there was a lot of media made exclusively for it.
Songs, comic books, and even web series, like the one the Workaholics guys did! Back before Workaholics was a thing, the same guys—the Mail Order Comedy sketch group—had a bunch of comedy shows, did tours, and were basically every comic's beginning.
Crossbows are beloved forever, of course. After all, why keep telling jokes at some dive bar that died long ago and only three sad people show up anymore, when you could move on and yuk it up at Carnegie Hall instead? One of the co-creators directed most of the show's episodes Getty Images You might not know the name "Kyle Newacheck," but you definitely know some of the things he did. Like Workaholics, the show he helped create. We really have grown into a cool show that does whatever the hell it wants and it feels, I hope, slightly organic.
That actually happened to me. It percent gave us horrible headaches, but it made us feel high. So we had to build it up. This season we were lucky enough to have Ben Stiller play our landlord and Jack Black will play my dad.
You guys were really some of the first to make the jump from YouTube comedy to a TV show. Those old clips are still up there. Do you ever get drunk and binge-watch them? I feel like me and Kyle [Newacheck] are the most nostalgic. We never had a big breakout viral video.
The house in Van Nuys where you film the show, a couple of you lived there at one time, right? Your life ruled at that point. Blake and I were in that house for two to three years.
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Does it seem like set now or does it seem like the place where you live? It feels like set.
The untold truth of Workaholics
When i went to my parents' house recently, there was actually a shoebox full of them and I read some. I was friend-zoned so hard. I was completely, percent in the friend zone at all times. She wrote back, "Hi friend.
Good to hear from you. Is there anyone you like? People are so nice to your face and everyone kept saying, "You guys look so young still, you could have done it for 10 more seasons," and I'm drinking the Kool-Aid: I haven't lost a single strand of hair! I'm much older, so I think it was kind of good we moved on from chugging beers on the roof. Now we're moving onto movies. We're working on "Game Over, Man.
We're housekeepers at a hotel taken over by terrorists, and basically we quit being losers and fight back and then it's the craziest movie. We got to do every insane thing imaginable, and we're so pumped Netflix allowed us to do it.
We couldn't believe it. They loved the script. We were like, "Are you sure? We're actually going to shoot this," and they're like, "Go for it. Different characters but we are three friends that work together, just not in a call center.