Ben Stiller Resurrecting Lost Disaster Comedy with Wiig, Cera, Cheadle, Odenkirk, and More

Ben Stiller Resurrecting Lost Disaster Comedy with Wiig, Cera, Cheadle, Odenkirk, and More
Before Ben Stiller made his feature directing debut with the iconic ’90s cult classic “Reality Bites,” he’d been circling a comedy script written by David Cross and Robert Cohen. It was called “The Towering Disaster,” and Stiller developed the story with Cross and Cohen after collaborating on the short-lived MTV sketch comedy series “The Ben Stiller Show,” co-created by Stiller and Judd Apatow. While “The Towering Disaster” has remained in the vault ever since, Stiller will be dusting it off next weekend, on July 25, for a star-studded live table read benefiting racial justice initiatives and Covid relief efforts. Live read cast member Bob Odenkirk announced the news on Twitter this week. See below.

“July 25 Extravaganza…Holy S, this is the Big One,” Odenirk wrote. “David Cross and Rob Cohen wrote this ridiculously hilarious script sometime right after ‘The Ben Stiller Show’ cracked up…I loved it then, can’t
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