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 a 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.
Too Funny to Fail is streaming on Hulu along with the eight episodes of The Dana Carvey Show.
Dana Carvey’s famous character appeared during Weekend Update to offer some thoughts on the election and co-anchor Colin Jost.
“Thank you for having me on your little midnight shindig,” Carvey’s Church lady said. “What a delightful job you have: Instead of resting up for church, you’re staying up late making naughty jokes about Anthony’s wiener.”
Dana Carvey has always been Dana Carvey. Check out his audition tape for Saturday Night Live. You’ll catch the humble beginnings of Garth from Wayne’s World, one of his characters inspired by his tech genius brother.