Here's more from Human Giant that we were unable to include in the Free Lance Star piece. Nothing explosive, just some interesting insights on MTV, their comedy, and Vin Diesel. Yes, THE Vin Diesel.
On the show coming to MTV:
“We didn’t really think about in terms of ‘oh, we should try to get a tv show’—we never pitched MTV--We were just doing this because we were having fun doing it. They came to us and asked us to do a pilot.” -Rob Huebel
On the transition of MTV:
“When I was growing up--when I was in high school--that’s what I felt was really awesome. They were doing this really edgy, cool stuff, and then, for whatever reason, they got a way from that, and stuff became more mainstream. And that’s fine. It makes sense. Why not have really popular shows that everyone in the world likes?” -Rob Huebel
On playing high status yet idiotic characters:
“That’s a really fun attitude to play--people who are really dumb and get really angry or people who are high status but really dumb, those are attitudes we gravitate to.” -Aziz Ansari
More on those characters:
"In their own mind, they’re big fish." - Paul Scheer
On the efforts aimed at getting Vin Diesel to appear this season:
“This year, we actually went out to Vin Diesel for a sketch, and we were really excited to get him, and we found out who is his agent was, and I emailed his agent, and his agent contacted him, and I got an email back REALLY FAST from his agent saying “Sorry, this one is not for the Deez.” -Rob Huebel
On Tom Selleck appearing this season (in the now infamous "Magnum and the PI's" sketch):
"Unfortunately, Tom Selleck will not be in Season 2, but he will be in Season 8. I think that’s something we should start advertising now. He said that if we’re on for 8 seasons, he’ll come and do that sketch." -Paul Scheer
Watch the Season Premiere of Human Giant Next Tuesday, March 11, on MTV. Do it, or I'm throwing a bunny into a wood chipper.