In case you didn’t know, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) has been starring in an Emmy-nominated AOL (!) web series where he interviews other celebrities on a park bench, called (yep) Park Bench. Like Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Buscemi talks to his friends about New York, along with everything else. And speaking of comedians and New York, this first clip from a bonus episode of the show below feels very reminiscent of Louie, as it’s shot like a silent film (where Buscemi is getting casually robbed by Mark Boone Junior), but with a twist at the end:
In this second clip from this week’s other new episode, Buscemi talks about his time with Boone, David Johansen talks about New York Dolls, and the Main Squeeze Orchestra mixes it up with Buster Poindexter. You can check out the full clip here:
Here’s a little more about the show, and if this has piqued your interest, you can watch all of the series’ episodes at ParkBenchTheShow.com.
Created by and starring Steve Buscemi, the AOL Original series PARK BENCH WITH STEVE BUSCEMI features Steve and his famous friends sitting down to discuss the special people, places, and spirit that embody to the true essence of New York City. Season two premiered Thursday, June 18th and episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays.
Season two resumes with Buscemi returning to the benches of New York City with a new group of friends that include musician Elvis Costello, comedian John Oliver, actress Amber Tamblyn, actress Zosia Mamet, actorPaul Sparks, comedian Robert Smigel asTriumph the Insult Comic Dog, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch among many others.