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Documentary Now! 

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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.
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Michael Keaton & Owen Wilson Join "Documentary Now!"

The new season of "Documentary Now!" promises huge guest stars and hilarious takes on buzzy documentaries like "Wild Wild Country."

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4   3   2   1  
2019   2016   2015   Unknown  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2019
Fred Armisen ...  Enzo Entolini / ... 16 episodes, 2015-2019
Bill Hader ...  Clark Honus / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

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20 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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American Documentary See more »

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Broadway Video See more »
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16:9 HD
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The two main actors Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (and Seth Mayers) appeared together as cast members on Saturday Night Live from 2005-2013. Although Hader started as a cast member in 2005, Armisen started in 2002. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Fred Armisen/Nikki Glaser/Barns Courtney (2016) See more »

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Some of the Smartest, Funniest Writing in Years

It baffles me that a show this funny can remain so underground, with less than a "cult classic" following. However I understand why many have looked over this show. The concept is not only very "out there" but the writing is very smart. In a similar way that the UK version of "The Office" is often overlooked by US fans for being "too smart", this show is closer to dry, British humor than classic American humor. But, through and through, this show is brilliant. The attention to detail is astounding to the point where the original documentaries look worse than their versions. Mulany, Meyers, Hader and Armisen pour so much passion into this show. This is not a cash grab, it's not a money maker, it's a passion project shared by 4 brilliant comedians and that can be seen in every episode. Please support this show, brilliant direction, writing and acting such as this should be rewarded and unfortunately this show is being overlooked.


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