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Exclusive Video Interview: Fred Willard And Jane Lynch Talk Mascots

It’s been 10 years since we’ve been treated to a deliciously quirky, fully improvised mockumentary from director Christopher Guest, but now he’s back to deliver to us the hilarious Netflix movie, Mascots.

Guest once again gathers his veteran crew of improvisers – Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr., John Michael Higgins, Bob Balaban and Jennifer Coolidge – and pairs then with a slew of newcomers like Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Zach Woods, Sarah Baker and Tom Bennett. The results are, as you’d expect, nothing short of amazing.

Much in the same vein as Best in Show, Mascots centers on an international mascot competition and all the wacky people involved, from organizers to judges to the contestants. In his review of the film back at Tiff, our very own Darren Ruecker concluded the following about it:

Mascots is no failure, thanks to a robust handful of quintessential Guest gags.

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