Dan Cummins: ‘It’s been fun’ to play the Comedy Central star on ‘Arrested Development’
Dan Cumillas Comedy Central sketch comedy special “The Comedians” has become one of the biggest hits of the season.
With more than 200 million viewers, it ranks No. 1 on the primetime ratings.
But it’s been a blast to play his comedic partner, Matt Walsh, on Arrested Development, the HBO animated comedy series created by Dan Harmon and Mitch Hurwitz.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cumillas said it was an honor to be the voice of the show.
“I love to work with Matt, and we’ve been doing a lot together,” he said.
“He’s a really funny guy, and he’s very smart.
It was really a joy.”
Cumillas is not the only comedian on the show, as the two share a similar set of skills.
“It’s funny, but it’s also serious, so we’ve got to be careful about how we deal with it,” Cumillas explained.
“The funniest parts are when we’re not working.
The worst parts are just when we are.”
Cummins said that, while the show “is a little bit of a joke,” he “can’t help but laugh.”
“When we’re on the road, there’s a lot of laughter and you’re in a funny spot, and then you realize you have to do the whole thing again, and that’s kind of the whole fun of it,” he added.
“We have to keep it moving, keep the joke going, and try to make it funny.”
When it comes to his comedic talents, Cummins has plenty of comedic history, having been one of his favorite writers and directors in the early 2000s.
Cummins also wrote the hit series, The Danes, which ran from 2006-2009.
But in an interview at his home, Cumills shared that he was not surprised that he and Walsh were the first comedians to co-star in a series.
“When I was a kid, I had a couple of kids who I could never bring up,” he told The Hollywood Review.
They both have their own personalities, and they both have a unique voice, so they have their strengths and they have theirs, and it’s a great comedy team.” “
There’s definitely a lot more room for them.
They both have their own personalities, and they both have a unique voice, so they have their strengths and they have theirs, and it’s a great comedy team.”
Cumissins also joked about being a little surprised that Walsh was invited to the premiere.
“No one’s really invited to this, so I think I’ll have to wait a little longer to see what they do,” he joked.
“They’re going to be great.”
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