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Carvey Documentary Failure Success

The documentary Too Funny to Fail, Josh Greenbaum’s hilarious documentary is getting some exciting notices in the press. The doc focuses on The Dana Carvey Show, which was a failure by network standards, but a cult hit among comedy fans…some of whom include Bill Hader and Jerry Seinfeld!

You can read some great reviews in The New Yorker,  Time, The New York TimesEntertainment Weekly, and the very funny film was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air

The pic below is from the episode sponsored by Mountain Dew. Rave reviews followed from all those outlets after the release.

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Dana Carvey: What does that look like to you? Bill Chott: Liquid Sunshine.

We were not kind to our sponsors, and that’s one of the many reasons why the show pushed the boundaries for what was acceptable on network TV in 1996. It was so great to hear some stories of the battles going on between our producers and the network, which had recently been acquired by Disney. It explains a lot of the behind the scenes stuff that was off my radar.

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Steve Carell manning the radar, Bill Chott ranning the madar.

Thanks for your support. If you have a question about the Dana Carvey show that I can answer, I’ll give it my best shot. Might be wise to save us both some time and watch the documentary first.

Week of Gratitude – Day Five

Here’s the fifth in my five weekdays of gratitude: Weekends with my family. I am so grateful for my family. My wife Samantha, and my daughter Izzy.

I’m forever grateful for the night I met Sam and our long distance romance that led to a joyful marriage and a blessing in our daughter Isabella.

They give me a purpose in life and so much love that I always feel surrounded by love. I hope you were able to spend Thanksgiving with your family, whether by birth or chosen. Know that even when you’re alone somewhere, you’re surrounded by love. Love is all there is.

Week Of Gratitude – Day 4

I set aside Thanksgiving to let you know I’m thankful for YOU! Without you, this would be a diary and not a blog.

Friends, fans and other readers of this blog have been so great to me. So many of you comment here and write emails and letters that let me know my work makes a difference.

When I posted on my Facebook about a recent audition, the feedback I got from all those posts filled me with so much confidence that I left the meeting knowing that no matter what happened, I did my best.

If my improv, films or tv shows helped brighten your day then I’ve done my job. It gives me so much satisfaction to know when my work makes a difference. I hope I’ll never let you down.

So, thanks for being you! And thanks for reaching out and joining me here.

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