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Jason Mantzoukas wants fans to know he’s just acting crazy

Jason Mantzoukas has played a long list of crazy characters: Parks And Recreation’s Dennis Feinstein, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Adrian Pimento, The Good Place’s (admittedly lovable) Derek. But his most iconic role is arguably Rafi on FX’s The League. He’s become so recognizable in that role that fans often don’t…

The Death Of Stalin cast shares some advice to help us get through the current political hellscape

Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death Of Stalin, is a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Iannucci, who created political comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, is no stranger to political commentary. At the Sundance premiere for the film, Iannucci, as well as…

Chris Elliott and family tell us what it’s like to make a movie together

The Elliott family—that’s Chris Elliott, Paula Niedert, and their two daughters, Abby and Bridey Elliott—is collaborating on a film for the first time. Directed by Bridey, Clara’s Ghost follows a self-absorbed showbiz family over the course of a single evening as they deal with personal demons—and some potentially…

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Jason Mantzoukas isn’t sure why he’s always cast as a loose cannon

The list of degenerates Jason Mantzoukas has played is long—The League’s Rafi, Parks And Recreation’s Dennis Feinstein, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Adrian Pimento, The Good Place’s (admittedly lovable) Derek—but in reality, he’s a joy to be around. So, why is he always cast as a scuzzbag? At Sundance, we sat down with…