Comedy series The League is gearing up for its fourth season premiere on October 11 at 10:30 PM.In preparation, the cast and crew took to Reddit yesterday to answer fan questions. Highlights appear below, including mention of another live tour.
Are there any jokes you guys could not air on TV?
So many. Too crude even for the DVD. We look through them and we are alternately amused and really ashamed of ourselves. God they’re funny. And you’ll never ever see them.
How much of the show is improvised?
We write out full shows in advance with all the action and a lot of dialogue (come on people, having a 7′ lavender stuffed character appear is not improvised). We also have bibles of Dialogue and jokes we keep with us that aren’t in the scripts (shit we don’t want to show FX before we try it) but we do leave lots of room and time for the actors to improvise dialogue on set too and a lot of that gets added into the show which keeps it feeling loose and authentic. Or so we think…
Will the cast do a comedy tour again soon?
OK – you heard it here first. We will be announcing the first 2012 THE LEAGUE LIVE show this WEDNESDAY. Get ready.
I am just wondering why FX decides to air your show at the same time as Thursday Night Football? I assume that a decent amount of your fan base are big football fans and are conflicted which to watch.
THANK YOU. NO ONE LISTENS TO US. We begged. We cajoled. We wanted to move to a different night. But honestly they feel like the show has enough of a comedy following outside football fans that it won’t make a difference. (last year our ratings held up against football so they have Thursday Hubris) What do you guys think?
Where did the idea of Mr. Mc Gibblets come from?
We were really annoyed by other people’s children’s toys. Particularly Elmo. On behalf of people with no children we wanted revenge. Now we have a kid and are just counting down the days until she wants an Elmo and we’re f*cked.
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