LAist Interview: 'Human Giant' - Season 2 Premieres Tonight @ 11pm on MTV
Human Giant unleashed itself upon an unsuspecting public last year via MTV and the bell just rang for Round 2 - are you ready? There's sketch comedy, there's underground sketch comedy, there's in your face on-the-streets sketch comedy, and then there's Human Giant, a team that presents, in each episode, collections of bits that are more like experimental movies than the sketch comedy we've been seeing for the last 15 years. There's plenty of parody to be sure although none of it is familiar-feeling, "safe", or boring - which is perfect for Human Giant's 11:00pm slot (what, the kids can't handle this at 10:00pm?).
Human Giant's core trio of Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer is often supplemented by stand-up deities like Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn, who also contribute as writers and this season Will Arnett is just one of several visitors. Other than the Season 2 premiere tonight at 11:00pm on MTV, Human Giant "aggressively" released Season 1 DVD a week ago and they'll be showing up in force at SXSW this week (dates and locations below).
LAist had a chance to talk with 2/3s of the Human Giant on-screen team, the very funny Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, via phone as they prepared to head to SXSW. Below are some text excerpts from the interview (sound file at the end of the post):
LAist: So the [Human Giant] premiere is on [tonight] at 11:00pm on MTV?
Rob Huebel: Oh, don't hold that against us! Don't hold that against us. That always comes up. People go "MTV, what's up? Why are you on that channel?"