JEMAINE CLEMENT (“NATE”)
Jemaine Clement currently stars in the new Noah Hawley drama series for FX, Legion, opposite Dan Stevens. Prior to that, he starred as the lead villain in the DreamWorks feature based on the Roald Dahl novel, The BFG, opposite Mark Rylance and directed by Steven Spielberg, and played the role of “Tomatoa” in the Disney feature Moana. Last year Jemaine also starred in the Sundance breakout, People, Places, Things written and directed by Jim Strouse and appeared in Jared Hess’ Don Verdean opposite Sam Rockwell and Danny McBride.
Other feature credits include the standout role of Kieran opposite Steve Carrell in Dinner for Schmucks,
Jerry in Despicable Me, Nigel in Rio and Rio 2, and Boris the Animal in Men in Black 3. He also starred in the Jared Hess comedy, Gentlemen Broncos, a role which landed him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best supporting male and Taika Waititi’s Eagle vs. Shark. Jemaine and Taika also collaborated and starred in What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire mockumentary that they co-wrote and co-directed.
In addition, Jemaine and Bret McKenzie comprise the GRAMMY® Award-winning musical comedy duo, “Flight of the Conchords.” They have toured internationally and released four CDs: Folk the World Tour in 2002, The Distant Future EP in 2007, Flight of the Conchords in 2008 and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009. The Conchords produced a six-part improvisational comedy radio program on BBC Radio 2 and have appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show. After appearing in 2005 on HBO's One Night Stand, the Conchords were offered their own 12-part HBO series Flight of the Conchords, which turned into a two-season run. The show developed a massive cult following and garnered an Emmy® nomination for best comedy.
ELLIOTT GOULD (“BOB”)
Elliott Gould was most recently seen as a series regular on the CBS series Doubt opposite Katherine Heigl and is currently in production on his current series for CBS entitled 9JKL. Previously, he was seen on the blockbuster drama on Showtime Ray Donovan in a recurring role and as a series regular on FOX’s Mulaney. He has hosted Saturday Night Live six times and was a recurring guest star on the massively successful “Friends” as “Jack Geller” for nine years. On the silver screen, he appeared in American History X and Contagion and he co- starred as “Reuben Tishkoff” in Ocean’s Eleven (2001), and its sequels: Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). Elliott began his acting career on Broadway in the late 1950’s, and then went on to become the embodiment of disenchanted youth culture in such films Robert Altman’s Korean War satire, M*A*S*H (1970) in which he played the maverick surgeon “Trapper John” and Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice (1969), for which he received an Oscar nomination. Some of his other notable films include A Bridge Too Far, Capricorn One, and a remake of The Lady Vanishes. Gould played the detective, “Philip Marlowe” in Altman’s 1973 film, The Long Goodbye and played “Harry Greenberg” in Warren Beatty’s 1991 gangster epic film, Bugsy.
INGRID MICHAELSON (“ALLISON”)
Born in New York City and raised by her mother, a sculptor, and her father, a classical composer, Ingrid Michaelson has artistry in her DNA. At four, she began taking piano lessons but it wasn’t until after she graduated college with a degree in musical theatre and was touring the country in a theater troupe that she began to write her own songs that would connect with millions. Her music taps into universal themes like self-doubt, betrayal, and of course love, but her spirit is fiercely indie. All of Ingrid's music is released on the label she founded, Cabin 24 Records, which has sold over one million albums and 10 million singles to date including the Platinum singles "Girls Chase Boys" and "The Way I Am." Ingrid is currently making her Broadway debut as Sonya in the Tony-award winning musical, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Additionally, she is writing & producing her own sitcom for Hulu, and writing songs for film while promoting her latest release, “It Doesn't Have to Make Sense”. Humor Me marks Ingrid's feature film debut as an actor.
ANNIE POTTS (“DEE”)
Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Annie Potts has enjoyed a versatile and award winning career in film, television and theater. In addition to working with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock on the ABC pilot Family Fortune, some of her recent television credits include guest roles on Scandal, Major Crimes, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Fosters as well as an arc on NBC's Chicago Med. Annie was also recently cast in the CBS pilot Distefano from Carter Bays & Craig Thomas.
While she is well known in the world of television, she is probably best known for her role as sassy secretary "Janine Melnitz" in the original Ghostbusters in addition to the sequel Ghostbusters II alongside Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Other notable roles include her voice portrayal of "Bo Peep" in the classic children's animated franchise Toy Story, a role in Pretty In Pink and for her Emmy nominated role in the long running CBS drama Designing Women. She also appeared in the feature Corvette Summer in which she received a Golden Globe® nomination for her performance.
Always one to engage in the unexplored, Annie made her Broadway debut a few years ago in God of Carnage and has since appeared in the long-running Pippin.
She will next be seen in the independent features Izzy Gets The F Across Town, Humor Me, and Happy Anniversary. In addition to this she will be reviving her role of "Bo Peep" in the upcoming Toy Story 4.
Jokes are a lot like movies. In both, the storyteller creates a familiar scenario, with characters we believe, in order to confound our expectations and bring us joy. This is what I have attempted to do with Humor Me. - Sam Hoffman