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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. A candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty year quest to win an Oscar.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Fred Armisen ...  Enzo Entolini / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Bill Hader ...  Clark Honus / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Helen Mirren ...  Herself - Hostess 13 episodes, 2015-2016
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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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American Documentary See more »

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Broadway Video See more »
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For the episodes involving the gangster festival and the rice-and-chicken cook, Fred Armisen traveled to Iceland and Colombia respectively. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Fred Armisen/Chrissie Hynde/Circa Waves (2015) See more »

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Unusual sense of humour
8 September 2015 | by JeromeArlettazSee all my reviews

I love this sense of humour based on characters having a great consideration for themselves, looking ridiculous from the viewer's perspective, with a pinch of cruelty and tons of nonsense. In short: the character doesn't know he's in a comedy. It isn't common in US comedy, more frequent in GB. This sense of humour requires a perfect execution in the filming and acting and I think that this series has brilliantly achieved it. I'm not an easy laugher and I'm usually the guy with the poker face in the cinema when everyone is exulting. But watching this show, I think I've disturbed my neighbours with my unpracticed heavy laugh. I particularly appreciate the introductions.


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