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first hit an unsuspecting public with its blend of quick-paced, scatology-laced cable-access parodies and non sequiturs, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have managed to create a comedic community distinctly in its own universe.
The duo’s production company, Abso Lutely, produces many shows inspired by their aesthetic, including special, Vulture called up Heidecker and Wareheim to discuss what’s changed for them in the last decade, what it’s like to watch a generation of fans reach adulthood, and their plans for the second season of Well, I’m here in London, doing shows every night for two weeks.
Asked what their careers might look like without the Internet, they both pause for a moment. "We have a contest that, once I reach a million followers, Tim and I will make love on webcam. "I hadn't told Tim yet, so this story can break it." FYI, he's roughly 740,000 followers away from hitting that target.
They've burned themselves onto our brains through a decade's worth of culty TV brilliance (not to mention Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, from 2012), but that doesn't mean Tim and Eric are impervious to the inaccuracies of the Internet. As for today's shoot, fans will know it's hardly the first time Tim and Eric have done drag.
How do you still stay open to things that shake you, shock you, or make you feel effectively unsettled? There’s a lot of people trying to be weird out there on the internet, or wherever, but we just stick to our guns. It’s nice to not have to stretch too far from what I think is funny to the place where people are laughing.
started pre-You Tube and certain people have never seen some of the characters. When you can make that distance as small as possible, that’s the best. ” But our guys are pretty good, and we trust our guts.
Enormous racks full of kaleidoscopic dresses and accessories fill a second room. It'd be a nightmare."Awesome Show, which debuted in 2007 on the heels of their first basic cable venture, Tom Goes to the Mayor, was a textbook example of shows migrating, often in bite-sized chunks, from the rigid confines of television to the free-and-easy Web.
Shuttled from hair to makeup to wardrobe, the men behind countless nightmarish and insanely shareable videos peep intermittently at their phones. "Our success has been through our videos being distributed online," Heidecker says, "whether it's You Tube or Adult Swim's website. Very few people turn on the TV at the time [the show is] on and watch it that way."As you'd expect from any thriving online franchise, Tim and Eric lend their unique voice to Facebook and Twitter to connect with the people who share, quote and generally worship their work. "I respond to fans if they say negative things, and then they tend to like that."Wareheim, whose Twitter following is a little over half the size of his partner's, has a plan to close the gap.
They’d been all-in for years, and were maybe too young to have even seen us.Tim and I, all of our characters are pretty big and grotesque -- horrible little moments of people that you see in real life.So to see a woman [like Sherman] take herself that far is hugely inspiring."As the duo is whisked to set with sky-high wigs and teetering heels fastened on, there's time for one more question: do these comedy titans still Google themselves?On a bright fall afternoon, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators and stars of the Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!and Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories, are seated inside an airy photo studio on Sunset Boulevard.
Huge arguments over dead parrots, a cheese shop's inventory or whether two people were having an argument could escalate into dizzying wordplay. As veterans of earlier sketch shows, each of the Pythons knew the form well enough to shatter and reconfigure the format.