One doesn’t so much speak to Chelsea Peretti during an interview, rather you just kind of hold on and hope you can keep up. It’s clear the writer/stand-up/actor doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and from the moment we began speaking it felt like a test. We were in Whistler, British Columbia for the Word Premiere of Andrea Dorfman’s film Spinster, which follows Gaby, a woman who is coming to terms with finding happiness outside of having a relationship, and leaning into the notion of not needing to follow the social pressures of both companionship and child bearing. It’s a bittersweet film, and Peretti’s unique comic tone provides the film it’s balance that leans towards understanding and empathy without it ever feeling cloying or forced.
Peretti’s career spans work as a writer for shows like Parks and Recreation, long term collaborations with schoolmate Andy Samberg on Brookyn Nine-Nine playing fan favourite Gina Linetti and a brief cameo in the exceptional Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, to years as a stand-up comic and contributor to major publications. The polymath continues to stretch, and like her partner Jordan Peele, she continues to stretch her talents in ways that go well beyond the world of comedy television.
/Film spoke to Peretti and her latest role, about working with Dorfman and her crew in Eastern Canada, and what book this half-Italian, half-Jewish scribe sarcastically wishes she had written.
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As long as there are an infinite number of holidays, there will always be holiday ensemble comedies. But Friendsgiving one might be one that we can give thanks for. Produced by Ben Stiller and starring an all-star cast of comedians that includes Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Chelsea Peretti, Christine Taylor, Jane Seymour, and more, Friendsgiving has just been picked up by Saban Films with a planned theatrical release for long after Thanksgiving. But hey, being thankful is a year-round experience.
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After fans stirred up quite a ruckus online following the cancellation of the cop comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine over at FOX, the show was brought back to life thanks to a sixth season order at NBC. Now we’re on the verge of the season six premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the Peacock is hoping to drum up some new viewers to join the already loyal fans of one of the best comedies on TV right now. That’s why they’ve put together a Brooklyn Nine-Nine recap video to catch up even the most clueless viewer on the entire series so far.
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Hollywood is a cutthroat industry with an extremely limited number of roles that far too many people are vying for everyday. That’s especially true in the world of stand-up comedy, where you have to make hundreds of people laugh every single day. A new Amazon documentary series called Inside Jokes will follow seven up-and-coming comedians as they do everything that can to land a coveted spot in the New Faces showcase at the famed Just for Laughs comedy festival on Montreal. Read More »
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled for a total of 31 hours before NBC stepped in and rescued it, and thank heavens for that. The series will jump from FOX to NBC next year for its sixth season, and we now have an official premiere date, as well as confirmation of when the show will air weekly.
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It’s time to say goodbye to two different actors on two very different cop shows. First: Damon Wayans is departing Lethal Weapon, even though the show just went through the trouble of finding him a new co-star. Second: Chelsea Peretti is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and no one should be happy about that. More on these departures below.
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It’s been tough living life without Ron Swanson ever since Parks and Recreation ended earlier this year. But thankfully, the actor who effortlessly brought one of television’s greatest characters to life is returning to the small screen with a stellar guest role.
Nick Offerman will be stopping by Brooklyn Nine-Nine in November. However, as the precinct deals with fluctuating captains following the transferring of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), Offerman won’t be playing the new supervisor as he does in the 21 Jump Street movie series. His role might actually be even better. Find out more about Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine below! Read More »