Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” is the greatest show of all time. OK fine, maybe that’s a little biased. But I mean come on, did you see this scene?
After writing some of the funniest stuff on TV, the three stars of “Workaholics” decided to write a movie together. The movie, which doesn’t have a name yet, is an action comedy starring the three main dudes as good friends, but it’s not a “Workaholics” movie. Seth Rogan and his producing partner Evan Goldberg, who wrote “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express,” are combing through the script and helping the guys out with it. They are hoping to start shooting it this year. Adam DeVine, star of “Workaholics,” has been through quite the transition in his comedy writing career.
“We went form writing sketches to TV. Now we are going from TV to movies. It’s really different,” DeVine said. One of the reasons (there are many) that I love “Workaholics” so much is the obscure references they include in their writing. Two of my favorite movies, MacGruber and Joe Dirt, have made appearances in “Workaholics.” They even go as far as to say “Joe Dirt” is an “American classic.” So, I figured I had to put DeVine to the test and ask him a crucial movie writing question: What movie is better: “Joe Dirt” or “MacGruber?”
He responded, “Ah, that’s a rough one. Man, that’s tough. I love both those movies. (long pause) I mean, for me… ‘Joe Dirt,’ just because of the nostalgic factor. It came out when I was a kid and I thought it was the funniest movie I had ever seen up to that point. It’s a white trash character who has a wig glued to head his is really really funny. But, ‘MacGruber’ is hilarious. Very underrated. People sleep on ‘MacGruber.’ You gotta get up on your ‘MacGruber’ game. Rip throats.”
The new season of “Workaholics” can be seen on Comedy Central every Wednesday at 10 p.m. PST.