I wasn’t sure what to expect from Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories. I had seen Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim‘s previous show (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and I’ve been fond of their humor for a long time, but I wasn’t sure if this was just going to be another extension of the Awesome Show aesthetic. It isn’t. Bedtime Stories is a much more cinematic effort, and it’s brutally dark (yet amazingly funny). With guest stars ranging from Zach Galifianakis to Gillian Jacobs to Bob Odenkirk, the show has a lot of variety, but also retains Heidecker and Wareheim’s unique voice. The three episodes I screened may not be for everybody, but those who connect with them will find them utterly sublime.
I recently hopped on the phone with Eric Wareheim to talk about the show, how it differs from Awesome Show, and the brutality of life itself. Hit the jump to check it out. Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories premieres tonight, September 18th at 12:15AM PT/ET (so technically tomorrow), on Adult Swim.