“It was like, ‘You should talk to somebody immediately about this.’”) When Forte appeared on the podcast in 2014, and Marc Maron did his requisite interrogation of Forte’s background in search of The Darkness That Exists Inside The Hearts Of All Comedians, what Maron found was a relatively well-adjusted guy.
Forte describes his childhood as happy: His dad was a financial broker, his mom a schoolteacher who gave it up to raise him and his older sister.
Though Forte’s parents later divorced, they remained friendly enough to reconvene for the sake of the children each Christmas.
In the interview, Forte brings up OCD in the context of his inability to leave parties without ritualistically bidding farewell to every casual acquaintance.
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(Make what you will of Kristen Schaal’s and January Jones’s involvement, though keep in mind that there are flashbacks and fantasy sequences.) But if you like Forte’s work, you probably know what to expect.
ill Forte greets me outside the bathroom, extending his hand as I zip up my fly.
And then there’s the “Fart Face” sketch, one of the most infamous bombs in history, which will surely be studied 200 years from now when our alien overlords research human history’s landmarks in anti-comedy.
“I loved working with him; I did not like writing with him,” Meyers says.
“If he wasn’t a nice person, no one would work with him.” ’s promotional spots is gone, save for a heavy dusting of scruff that complements his shaggy hair.
But lately there’s been little time for basketball.
Work on — not only did he write the first of two episodes airing Sunday, he’s also in every scene — he has had virtually no time for anything in his life other than this project.
Nothing’s ever going to be perfect, but I still feel like there’s this attainable perfection, which doesn’t exist,” he says. I’m a control freak, a perfectionist, OCD, and I just go into hyper-focus.