Bill Hader Talks ‘SNL’ Anxiety, ‘Barry’ Tonal Challenges & More Seasons Of ‘Documentary Now!’ In Accepting Masters Of Comedy Award – USC Comedy Festival

Bill Hader Talks ‘SNL’ Anxiety, ‘Barry’ Tonal Challenges & More Seasons Of ‘Documentary Now!’ In Accepting Masters Of Comedy Award – USC Comedy Festival
On Saturday, Bill Hader appeared virtually at the USC Comedy Festival, to accept the 2021 Oakie Masters of Comedy Award.

Named after Jack and Victoria Horne Oakie, the award recognized the actor and comedian for his exceptional achievements in film and television comedy.

“The coolest thing about this award is, when I first came [to L.A.], my friend and I would drive to the USC campus, just to look at it. Like, ‘This is where it all went down,'” Hader said. “We were just massive film nerds, and it was kind of the mecca, so this means a lot to me.”

Prior to accepting the award, Hader appeared for an in-depth conversation with Wayne Federman, the comedian, actor, writer and producer, who also serves as an adjunct professor at USC.

At one point, he was asked about the potential for more seasons of Documentary Now!, the IFC series he co-created with Fred Armisen,
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