Fred Armisen and Bill Hader Are Spoofing Talking Heads for 'Documentary Now!'
Published Jul 06, 2016Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are at the helm of IFC's Documentary Now! series — a mockumentary-style show that saw the duo debut their fictional band Blue Jean Committee last year. For the second season, though, the comedic duo are jumping genres and switching things up a bit.
Season 2 will see Armisen and Hader parodying Talking Heads' 1984 live concert film Stop Making Sense. They'll play members of a new fictional band by the name of Test Pattern, and they'll get some back up on the keys from fellow Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, whose character is based on Tina Weymouth.
Armisen, meanwhile, will serve as the principal songwriter for Test Pattern, so we wouldn't be surprised if we see him sporting an oversized David Byrne-esque suit onscreen in the near future. Some of the songs we can expect to surface include "Free David Ness" and "Indeng Indeng."
According to a press release, the episode will feature the group "performing a riveting, high-energy final concert to an eager audience of fans," but will also "delve deep into the musicians' interwoven backstories and reveal the inspirations behind their '80s classics."
Filming for the Documentary Now! episode starts tomorrow (July 7), and will begin with a live taping.
The original Stop Making Sense was directed by Jonathan Demme. While we wait for footage of Test Pattern's debut to surface, revisit the trailer for the 1984 concert film below.