Back when Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were working on the second season of their quirky, animated series Tom Goes to the Mayor, the duo launched their own production company, Abso Lutely, with business partner Dave Kneebone. "We wanted to control as much as we can of the process," Heidecker recalls on a recent trip to the studio's Hollywood headquarters. "It started from that, producing our own stuff."
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Of course, Heidecker and Wareheim's reputation has increased vastly since the days of Tom Goes to the Mayor. Their follow-up series, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! was a hit on Adult Swim that ran for five seasons. They toured and released the feature Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. Abso Lutely grew too.
"We've cultivated this style of doing things," says Heidecker, adding that they've worked with a lot of the same editors and other production pros over the years, some of whom started out with them as interns. Their unique brand of comedy attracted more than just viewers, it made Heidecker and Wareheim sort of go-to guys for cutting edge TV.
"I think there's definitely a thread with most of the shows that we've worked on," says Heidecker. "There's a sensibility that's similar. Absurdity. People trying to do something different from what you normally see."More »