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Drugs, Celebrities and Old Age: A 'Workaholics' Discussion

26 Jul, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey

Blake Anderson from “Workaholics.”

SAN DIEGO — While split in pairs during roundtable interviews with reporters at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, the four creators and stars of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” randomly began screaming at each other across the room.

“Quiet down over there!” Anders Holm demanded. “We’re trying to have a dinner here!” Adam DeVine responded.

It was exactly the type of back and forth you’d expect from show co-creators (and writers and stars) Holm, DeVine, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck … who would go on to spend a decent amount of time discussing the drugs their characters HAVEN’T used yet during the series. DeVine is pretty sure they haven’t done crack. Anderson said they must work in peyote at some point.

The four have come from sketch comedy at Hollywood clubs and YouTube shorts to kings of one of Comedy Central’s most popular series, with the network already greenlighting fourth and fifth seasons. Prior to their Comic-Con appearance, the group earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program.

“We tend to do stunts every episode, and a lot of comedies don’t do that,” DeVine said. “We can be such idiots … we don’t have to pretend to be straight-laced. [We] act like complete maniacs on the show.”

Season three was released on disc in mid-June, and features a pretty extensive grouping of bonuses (informal commentaries dubbed “Drunkmentaries,” comedy skits centered on the telemarketing world the series takes place in, bloopers, etc.). But Holm can tell you exactly how much work they put into bonus features ahead of the disc releases for the hit series: “None at all,” he said.

Newacheck said most of the disc bonus features for the Viacom-owned Comedy Central series were never planned. “We’re always pulling the iPhone footage to put on the release,” he said.

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