Fred Armisen & Bill Hader Explain How 'Documentary Now!' Cast Irving Azoff & His Son in Eagles Spoof
"Obviously they look alike, but they look identical," Hader says of Azoff's song playing a younger version of "Alvin Izoff" on the Emmy-nominated IFC show.
IFC's Documentary Now! will compete for an Emmy Award on Sunday for outstanding variety sketch series, and it's the show's faithful tributes to notable documentaries that earned them that nomination.
Since the show's start, Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have created tongue-in-cheek skits influenced by past documentaries. Take, for instance, "Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee" from season 1. The two-part episode detailed the ups and downs of soft-rock band the Blue Jean Committee -- a parody of the 2013 Eagles HBO documentary History of the Eagles.
Hader and Amisen play Clark Honus and Gene Allen, co-frontmen of the Blue Jean Committee, and when looking to cast the role of manager Alvin Izoff -- a spoof of Eagles manager Irving Azoff -- they ended up getting Azoff himself to play the part and Azoff's own son to play the younger version.
"His son looks -- obviously they look alike, but they look identical," Hader told Janice Min, co-president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, during an interview at New York's 92nd Street Y to kick off THR's TV Talks series Tuesday night. "He came on set, and we were like, 'You're not saying a word.'"
Watch their sit-down below:
Documentary Now! season 2 kicks off Wednesday night (Sept. 14) on IFC at 10 p.m. ET with "The Bunker," which is a spin on the events surrounding the Ohio gubernatorial campaign in 1992.