Coming in October 2017: “Too Funny to Fail,” a Hulu documentary about The Dana Carvey Show

Hulu announced its fall 2017 slate of original programming, and among the highlights, there’s the debut of Sarah Silverman’s first talk show, I Love You, America (premiering Oct. 12, 2017), and a documentary about The Dana Carvey Show, called Too Funny to Fail.

Of course, in spite of boasting a superstar sketch comedian in Dana Carvey in primetime, backed by a crew of soon-to-be-legendary comedians on the air and behind the scenes writing it all — Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Robert Smigel and Charlie Kaufman among them — the sketch show crashed and burned in less than 10 episodes.

How’d it happen? How’d it all go wrong?

Carvey, Smigel, Carell, Colbert, Jon Glaser and Robert Carlock all dish the dirty details in Too Funny to Fail, from filmmaker Josh Greenbaum, debuting Oct. 21, 2017, exclusively on Hulu.

All eight episodes of The Dana Carvey Show are available for streaming by Hulu subscribers.

And in 2011, GQ published an oral history of the series for your reading pleasure.


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