Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, Rachel Ramras Q&A: ‘Nobodies’
During our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above), “Nobodies” co-creator and star Hugh Davidson reveals that most of the show’s storylines are drawn from, “exclusively our own experiences. There’s no imagination.” Davidson, an Emmy winner for “Robot Chicken” (Best Short Form Animation in 2010), created the series about a group of comedians desperately trying to break out of writing for a juvenile cartoon with co-stars Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, drawing from their real lives.
The TV Land show is executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, longtime friends of the trio, who were initially pitched an idea for a script called “Mr. First Lady” for McCarthy to star in. While they weren’t sold on that story, they were intrigued by a series about aspiring screenwriters pitching that idea. “Ben Falcone was a writer with us for a while on the kid’s cartoon that we were writing,” Dorf divulges. “They understood the worlds we were wanting to explore.”
Getting the show on the air was one thing, but making it a starring vehicle for the three unknown leads was another task entirely. McCarthy and Falcone, “were instrumental because they vouched for us,” explains Ramras. “Ben and Melissa had performed with us for years at The Groundlings, and knew us as friends and writers and comedians.”