Today, Friday June 24th, sees the debut of the hilarious Peacock Original comedy special Would It Kill You To Laugh? starring Kate Berlant (A League of Their Own, Search Party) and John Early (Search Party, The Afterparty), produced by A24 and directed by Andrew DeYoung. The comedy duo play an internationally-adored comedy duo named Kate Berlant and John Early, who starred opposite one another in the world-renowned sitcom He’s Gay, She’s Half-Jewish. Following a very public falling out, eventual legal battle, and years of estrangement, the special opens as Kate and John are reunited for a much-anticipated primetime television interview with Meredith Vieira.
Kate Berlant and John Early spoke exclusively with The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann about what initially brought them together creatively, their inspiration for this one-hour special, how they approached playing humanoid beavers for one of the sketches, their comedy heroes, their favourite LGBTQ+ culture, and more.
Watch the full interview:
Watch the Would It Kill You To Laugh trailer:
Would It Kill You To Laugh? is streaming now on Peacock.