Interview: Brett Gelman & Jason Woliner Talk Dinner With Friends

In Interviews, TV by Julia Lehman3 Comments

Julie Lehman chats it up with Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner about their upcoming special Dinner in America!

Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim


For the the third installment in their “Dinner” series of half-hour specials, Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner present Brett Gelman’s Dinner In America, an exploration of the racial problem in this country. The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors – Loretta Devine (Waiting To Exhale), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal), and Mack Wilds (The Wire) – in an open forum on racism. But as his motives are questioned and the guests refuse to respond in the way that he had hoped, this misbegotten exercise in “doing good” soon goes very, very wrong. Subverting and then bounding past the conventions of “awkward comedy” and becoming something wholly unique, Brett Gelman’s Dinner In America is unflinching, confrontational, and unlike anything previously broadcast on television. Created and written by Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.