Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hader appears everywhere and stays funny through it all

Hey, has anyone seen Bill Hader lately?
Seriously, the man is just about all over since leaving "Saturday Night Live" last May after eight seasons worth of memorable characters and sketch comedy. Just Sunday night, in fact,  he was on CBS for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which had him nominated a second straight time as best supporting actor in a comedy.  
Bill Hader gets a kick out of voicing Flint in the "Meatballs" movies.
Of course, his hilarious commercials for T-Mobile currently play constantly on TV as well. Then there's his semi-regular role on Fox's "The Mindy Project," while the HBO movie, "Clear History," with Hader opposite Larry David, Jon Hamm and Danny McBride, continues in repeat mode on the popular cable channel.
And, don't forget the big screen, where summer saw him starring in "The To Do List," written and directed by his wife, Maggie Carey, and voicing distinctive characters in both "Turbo" and "Monsters University."
On Friday, in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," you won't see him reprising the role of inventor Flint Lockwood, but you'll certainly hear him in the animated film which, this time, features food animals instead of spaghetti tornadoes.
"Yeah, I've been a little busy since moving out here," Hader said after a recent press gathering for "Cloudy 2."
Hader, Carey and their two daughters, 4-year-old Hannah and year-old Harper, left New York for Los Angeles almost before he departed the stage of "SNL." Now, he's obviously working more than steadily and staying extremely funny, that is, if the press conference for "Cloudy 2" is in any indication.
Whether doing a spot-on Paul McCartney impersonation while directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn talked about the movie's featured single "New" from the ex-Beatle, or a hilarious take on Sylvester Stallone when co-star Terry Crews mentioned his role in "The Expendables 3," Hader was on fire in creating huge laughs.
Andy Samberg reprises his vocal role as Brent in the "Cloudy Meatballs" sequel. 
You certainly had to be there to appreciate the comic timing between Hader and his "SNL" cohort and "Meatballs" castmate Andy Samberg. Just consider this impromptu exchange, inspired by a question about Hader's favorite food-animal from among the various "foodimals" generated in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2":        

Hader: "I like dog. It's a food and an animal."
Samberg: "Dog? Wildly inappropriate for a children's movie."
Hader: "What'dya talkin' about? You don't eat dog?"
Samberg: "No, but I be eatin' with my dog."
Hader: "I've eaten many dogs, and they're very delicious."
Anna Faris (Sam Sparks), piping in: "I'm disappointed that we didn't use a cornicorn, a unicorn made out of corn, but apparently they only wanted real animals."
Hader: "A unicorn? That would probably taste good."
Samberg: "It would taste magical."
Hader: "Yeah, magically delicious."

Naturally, Hader, who often broke up during skits on "SNL," laughed uproariously on the dais. But, hey, the guy has much to be happy about. In addition to everything else, Hader is currently lending his voice to two more animated films, Pixar's "The Good Animal" and "Inside Out," and has a featured role opposite James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her," which recently premiered at the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival. 
Believe it or not, what's really funny is that Hader just completed another film, "The Skeleton Twins," with another "SNL" buddy, Kristen Wiig, and it's NOT a comedy. Go figure.
Read more about cast members from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" right now at Sun News.

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