Our favorite feculent goblin psychicpebbles returns to The Create Unknown to talk about his new Adult Swim pilot, “Smiling Friends” — and this extra-length episode took us an additional week to edit because there was just so much in here.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen Smiling Friends yet, here’s your link: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/smiling-friends/smiling-friends
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We already know that Zach is one of the funniest people alive… but what does a comedic genius do during lockdown? We explore a day in the life of a quarantined Pebbles, and we stumble on the key to happiness in adulthood.
Matt reveals why he still gets an Easter basket every year before Zach dives into the brand new world of Charlie, Pim, and the Smiling Friends. He tells us about his inspirations for the show’s humor, its unique art style, and which celebrity cameos he might want to see in the future — including YouTubers. We also discuss what it’s like to see your peers achieve success and how to handle that, as well as how to deal with criticism as an entertainer.
The origins of “Because I bit you” from the Gremblo art show, rundowns of working with the amazing Smiling Friends cast, and what it was like to give an elevator pitch for such a bizarre animated show all pop up — as well as Zach’s true feelings about the Planet of the Apes reboot.
The Baby Gang asks how Zach will deal with explosive success, either with his YouTube channel or his new show, and the answer *isn’t* Kony 2012. Then we find out what Zach has laughed the absolute hardest at in his entire life and what it’s really like to work with Michael Cusack.
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In case you missed it, check out our FIRST episode with Zach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4b9YuMIwXk
THE CREATE UNKNOWN
- Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor
- Edited by Zalgaloo
- Produced by Ben Webster
- Theme by Mega Drive
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- “The Create Unknown” is produced by Unknown Media
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