Too Funny to Fail — Trailer


added: Wed, Oct 18th '17

Hey, do you remember that old sketch comedy show with Dana Carvey?

No, not Saturday Night Live. That other sketch show. The one that aired on ABC primetime during the mid-1990s, which also featured a young Steve Carell, a young Stephen Colbert, and a young Louis C.K. Well, if you don't remember the show, it's probably because the network only aired seven episodes before they yanked it off the air.

"The Dana Carvey Show" is best remembered these days (if remembered at all) for launching the careers of some of today's best comedic minds, including Carell, Colbert, and C.K. as well as comedy writer Robert Smigel (aka Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog) and writer Charlie Kaufman (who later went on to win an Oscar for writing "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind").

"Too Funny to Fail" is a new documentary that will stream on Hulu this weekend, and it tells the untold story of how Dana Carvey's 1996 sketch show became the launching pad for a number of future comedy superstars, despite having been tucked away into an obscure corner of pop culture.

Featuring interviews with Carvey, Carell, Colbert, and Smigel, the doc. will be released Saturday, October 21st on Hulu. Meanwhile, the complete series of "The Dana Carvey Show" is currently available on Hulu.

It had all the makings of a huge television success: a white-hot comic at the helm, a coveted primetime slot, and a pantheon of future comedy legends in the cast and crew. So why did The Dana Carvey Show -- with a writers room and cast including then unknowns Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman, and more -- crash and burn so spectacularly? TOO FUNNY TO FAIL tells the hilarious true story of a crew of genius misfits who set out to make comedy history... and succeeded in a way they never intended.


release date   October 21, 2017 (on Hulu)

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