The latest episode of Someone Else’s Movie features a comedy hero of mine: It’s Sam Bain, who would be in the pantheon just for creating Peep Show but also co-wrote Christopher Morris’ brilliant Four Lions and helped Jemaine Clement turn What We Do in the Shadows into a TV series.
And because he has a new movie out (The Stand In, a Hollywood satire with Drew Barrymore in a dual role), I got to talk to him about a movie he counts as an inspiration: Joe Versus the Volcano, the whimsical comedy that marks John Patrick Shanley’s directorial debut and the first time Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were paired on-screen.
Well, the first three times.
Largely dismissed on its original release in 1990, it thrived on cable and is now ferociously beloved by a modest cult. Find out why! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web; you know how this works.
And then check out the latest episode of NOW What, in which Rad, Richard and I run down our list of the best TV of 2020, and discuss what did and didn’t make the cut. We’re all stuck inside, you could probably use a new favorite show.