Cinco. Spagett. Pep-Pep. B’Owls. The unique language of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim—once the conduit for private jokes between the two aspiring film students—has become a lexicon embraced by insomniacs across the country, thanks to the bizarro world of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, an 11-minute program that airs during Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Soon, the Awesome Show creators will take their riotous act—riddled
with song, dance and at least partial nudity—into the daylight hours
for Sasquatch!, All Points West and their annual Awesomecon. “Tim and I
started in bands,” Wareheim says, “and there’s something different
about performing live. You can’t rely on editing tricks like we do on
Awesome Show. A lot of it’s theater—like, big. And some of the sketches
are just for the live show—you could never do them on TV.”
summer, Heidecker and Wareheim will film the fifth season of Awesome
Show and continue working on their big-screen debut, an as-yet-untitled
affair produced by comedy big shots Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
They’ve also contributed four sketches to HBO’s upcoming Funny Or Die,
the collaborative show adapted from Ferrell and McKay’s website, FunnyOrDie.com.
“It’s not like we’re trying to be different
consciously as much as we’re just doing what we would normally do,”
Heidecker says. “But we also have an awareness that every good thing
that has come along in history has been sort of a departure from the