“We’re like brothers, like close brothers,” said Fred Armisen, on the “Documentary Now!” Season 2 red carpet at The New Museum in New York Monday evening. “We laugh a lot and we can’t believe our luck.”
The new season features seven drastically different episodes, including “Juan Likes Rice & Chicken,” a parody of “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” and “The Bunker,” inspired by “The War Room.”
“We mostly learned that it’s really fun when they’re all different,” Meyers said. “Nothing feels like anything from last season so I’m pretty happy about it.”
Season 2 guest stars include Anne Hathaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Fonda and Faye Dunaway. Helen Mirren also returns as the show’s elegant host.
“The next season is a little more ambitious but it’s pretty good,” Hader said.
For Meyers, he’s worked with these two long enough to know their strengths.
“For me, I basically just write things that I know they can do. Then I’m just blown away with how much better they do with it,” he told Variety. “I just tell them to do whatever they think would be funny. So far, my trust has been rewarded.”
The show is up for an Emmy Award this year for outstanding variety sketch series.
Following a screening of two of the episodes, the party moved upstairs, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served. Friends of the creators showed their support, including actor Jon Hamm, “Broad City’s” Abbi Jacobson, “Portlandia” star Carrie Brownstein and “SNL” actresses Aidy Bryant and Vanessa Bayer. Armisen was also hand in hand with girlfriend and “Orange Is The New Black” star Natasha Lyonne.
“Documentary Now!” Season 2 premieres on IFC Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 p.m.