“When we do any of these projects, it’s always a risk, right? You don’t really know where you are going to end up. Better Call Saul, boy, oh boy, that was a risk. Vince and Peter really challenged themselves with Better Call Saul. The audience has been appreciative of the delicacy of the storytelling that these guys pull off. With comedy, it’s lets get to something funny, lets get to a turn, lets do something that heightens it. You know you are succeeding because you are getting a reaction, with drama, you have to trust the audience is paying attention to the undercurrents of what’s pulling the characters along. It’s a much more trusting effort on the part of the creators,” said SXSW Featured Speaker Bob Odenkirk.
Enjoy this candid conversation with Emmy Award winning comedy writer, producer, actor, and New York Times bestselling author Bob Odenkirk about his prolific career, moderated by Fred Armisen. Odenkirk also co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David and co-wrote Hollywood Said No! a collection of his unproduced screenplays with David Cross and Brian Posehn. Season three of Better Call Saul is currently airing on the AMC Network.
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