The Comic-Con video interviews I posted last week were fairly brief, done as part of the usual assembly-line process that takes place in the Con press rooms. With the “Community” cast, though, I got lucky. The cast (minus Alison Brie, who was still filming her movie “Save the Date”) was in town a night early so they could see Donald Glover’s House of Blues show, they had some time to kill beforehand, and so I got a good chunk of time with most of them in two groups.
The results will only occasionally offer insight into the creative process of making “Community” (most of that will come from Ken Jeong), but they will give you a very good idea of what makes the “Community” cast one of the funniest and quickest on television.
In the first of our two interviews, I was placed with Jeong, Chevy Chase and Danny Pudi. Chase has, at times, been disruptive at public events involving the whole cast (like last year’s Comic-Con panel), but he was relatively subdued at this year’s panel, and he, Jeong and Pudi played off each other extremely well that night.
I hope you like it, and that it helps tide you over a bit until the “Community” season 3 premiere on September 22.
With any luck, later today I’ll be posting the second interview, with Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jim Rash. (Glover was prepping for his show, and Gillian Jacobs hadn’t made it into town yet.)