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Interview: Tim & Eric – the best-kept secret in Us comedy

22 July 2011 7:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim talk about the awful, dark things that make them laugh – and why playing the UK 'almost feels like a homecoming'

Halfway through the fifth season of Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!, Will Ferrell makes a cameo appearance in a spoof cable TV advert. As Donald Mahanahan, a specialist breeder and retailer of 'child clowns', Ferrell warns: "Never touch the clowns," his face twisted up using the cheapest post-production effects. "Let the clowns touch you," he adds, before hitting the caged toddlers dressed in clown outfits with a stick. As material goes, it's on the edge.

Despite having to put themselves in some of the most absurd and sometimes disturbing comedy situations imaginable, the rollcall of celebrities who have appeared in Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's manic sketch show is impressive. It reads like a who's who of underground and mainstream Us comedy: Ben Stiller, »

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