Thursday, May 17, 2007

5/17/07- Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel from Human Giant talk about their MTV takeover...

As I told you all yesterday, the guys from Human Giant are going to be taking over MTV and MTV2 this friday at 12:00pm until saturday at 12:00pm. Paul and Rob were cool enough to let me pull them away from programing this friday's takeover for a little while and grant me an interview to help get the word out to people. Here it is:

Vin Forte: First off, congrats to you guys for getting to take over MTV for 24 hours. I want to help promote this event on my blog, so if there's anything you would like to say about it(maybe something exclusive perhaps?) please feel free to reply and i'll post it as soon as possible.

Paul Scheer: Literally a week ago MTV came to us and asked us if we would be interested in doing a 24 hour a week. We said, "Yes!"" and since then we have been working our asses off to figure out how exactly to fill the time. We have full access to the MTV vaults, we can play pretty much anything we want, with the exception of anything Nirvana related (Damn you, Courtney Love). So that means Old Remote Control, Singled Out, Beavis and Butthead, Sifle and Ollie and tons more. Plus we'll be airing a Human Giant Marathon. Every episode from our entire 1st season and we have a ton of amazing guests like Will Arnett, Chris Anderson, Fred Armisen, Matt Besser, Andy Blitz, Michael Cera, Cracked Out, Curtis and John, Jon Daly, Zach Galifianakis, Brett Gelman, Jon Glaser, Bill Hader, Kane Brothers (Wrote the Theme to Illusionators and Spacelords), Nick Kroll, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morningwood, John Mullaney, The National, Bob Odenkirk, Rob Riggle, Andy Sandberg, Slovin and Allen, Michael Showalter, Jorma Taccone, Tapes 'n Tapes, Ted Leo, Tegan and Sara, The Walkmen, Andrew WK.....and many more. So check it out! As for something exclusive, here's a good quote to sum it all up for you: "It's going to have all the guests of a kickass celebrity telethon without all the sick kids!"

Rob Huebel: here's what i can tell you now. it's going to be insane. we're definitely going to play our show over and over because mtv hardly ever does. plus we're gonna show a bunch of other cool, funny shows they used to run way back. AND (actual) music videos for once. we've also got a whole slew of comedy friends coming by ...the list is way way too long to mention but the show will get rowdy..especially late night. bands are still confirming but that too is becoming a huge part of it. it's going to be like a throwback to the days when mtv was a channel you tuned in to just to see what would happen next. check it! rob huebel.