Brockmire IFC Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria and IFC President Jennifer Caserta on the Genesis of 'Brockmire'

“Brockmire” — the IFC comedy about a disgraced baseball announcer — almost struck out before it was made.

It originated as a Funny or Die short — starring six-time Emmy winner Hank Azaria — and was meant to be developed as a feature film, but ran out of funding.

Luckily, IFC president and IFC President Jennifer Caserta were able to secure the series, though the path wasn’t always easy.

Azaria and Caserta discuss how “Brockmire” went from viral video to cable hit (that’s already been renewed for a second season) on Cocktails & Conversations presented by The Dorsey at the Venetian Las Vegas.

Most Popular

  • Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart Plans to Be a Billionaire by 45

    Actor, comedian, and mogul-in-the-making Kevin Hart revealed some of the secrets to his success — and his big ambitions for the future — in a keynote conversation at Variety‘s Massive, presented by Deloitte, on March 21. “The goal of being a mogul is a real one,” Hart told Variety‘s co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein. “I want to be […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Oscars Win Variety

    Guillermo del Toro on Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Advice for Oscar Night

    Guillermo del Toro is the third Mexican filmmaker to win the best director Oscar, and he so happens to be close friends with the two helmers that share that honor, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro G. Inarritu. During his morning-after cover shoot with Variety, del Toro revealed the advice Inarritu gave him ahead of the big night. “Alejandro […]

  • Mark Hamill - credit: Gavin Bond/AUGUST

    Mark Hamill on His Trump Tweets and Who Could Play Young Luke Skywalker

    In Variety’s new “Talk of Fame” video series, Mark Hamill discussed his tweets to President Donald Trump, the potential for a new Luke Skywalker, and his voice acting talent ahead of receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When he’s not appearing in a box-office hit, Hamill is active on Twitter, responding to […]

Access exclusive content