“I had never done television when I walked onto set to film the pilot” – Gillian Jacobs on ‘Community’
Jim: “It was such a really a sort of a dream come true to be able to write on a show that obviously I’ve been a part of”
Alison on the Dreamatorium episode: “It really was an amazing acting exercise”
Chevy Chase continues to demonstrate that he must be a joy to work with on the set of Community. It hasn’t been six months since Chase’s very public spat with Community creator Dan Harmon. Then last month (after NBC removed Harmon as showrunner) Chase made it clear that he still wasn’t happy, calling the hours “hideous” and sitcoms “the lowest form of comedy,” and though he complimented the young cast (calling them his “friends”) he made sure to mention that he was aware that he wasn’t “working with the great innovators of all time.”
I’m not sure what’s more entertaining — the comedy of the show Community or the backstage drama that has surrounded the series over the past year. Star Joel McHale is the latest member of the cast to step forward and talk about the departure of creator and show runner Dan Harmon and co-star Chevy Chase’s numerous comments to the media about how much he dislikes working on the show.
Chevy Chase on His Problems With ‘Community’: “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television”
I think it isn’t any secret that working on Community hasn’t been Chevy Chase’s favorite acting gig, as earlier this year he had a very public spat with series creator Dan Harmon and has been very vocal about his thoughts on the quality (or lack thereof) of the cult favorite NBC sitcom
Joel McHale is most known for his snarky commentary on his E! show The Soup or contributing to NBC’s zany comedy, Community. So his guest spot on the notoriously dark Sons of Anarchy might come as a little shocking.
Gillian Jacobs had to forget her inhibitions for her cameo in the new indie Seeking a Friend at the End of the World. The actress, who also plays Britta on NBC’s Community, plays a waitress who becomes involved in a end-of-the-world kissing fest… ok, orgy.
Although Community is one of NBC’s few critical darlings these days, a common complaint with the Thursday night comedy about a group of community college students is that the show has left the simple universe it initially created for a zany world where plausibility isn’t a concern.
Yvette on Community’s ratings: “I knew there was no way that this many people are recognizing me every day and they’re not watching”
Gillian on Britta: “There are still parts of her that are a mystery to me and I always like when we get to peel back the onion a little bit more”
Dan talks about the dark side of season 3, the mystery of the jump in ratings and if he thinks they’ll be a season 4!
John: “I have big ideas because I have big ideas about the character”
“If I’m a person that watches ‘Cougar Town,’ how can I be in ‘Cougar Town’? The more I start thinking about it, the less any of it makes any sense at all.”
“I feel like it’s grad school for me and I’ve learned so much working on this show.”
“The first thing I ever auditioned for was an anti-drug PSA. They didn’t pay me to do the commercial, but they gave me my SAG card.” — Alison Brie, “Community”.
Danny Pudi on Community’s new Christmas episode, working with the cast and how his stop-motion character is better looking than he is!