David Byrne

Working on the latest 'Documentary Now!' episode is like 'SNL' all over again for Armisen and Hader

Working on the latest 'Documentary Now!' episode is like 'SNL' all over again for Armisen and Hader

“Get ready for a lot more of this,” a spotlighted  Bill Hader said from the stage as he scanned a dark San Gabriel Mission Playhouse during filming for the IFC series “Documentary Now!” “Waiting around,” he added as the crew reset for another take. 

Outside the theater, a young crowd cheerfully waited under the sun for a chance to be extras in an episode of the series  — cooked up by Rhys Thomas and “Saturday Night Live” alums Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers — that lovingly, painstakingly and incisively pays homage and pulls...

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