Bobcat Goldthwait on his new TruTV anthology series, Misfits & Monsters.

If Bobcat Goldthwait Directed Black Mirror, You’d Get Misfits & Monsters

If Bobcat Goldthwait Directed Black Mirror, You’d Get Misfits & Monsters

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July 20 2018 6:52 PM

Bobcat Revival

Ten years after rejecting his old comedy routine, Bobcat Goldthwait has found his place—behind the camera.

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Bobcat Goldthwait on the set of his new series for truTV on June 6.

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Bobcat Goldthwait made a name for himself with an oddball stand-up act complete with shrieks, grunts, and experimental jokes. But some 10 years after burying that character, his latest work is as a writer and director. His TruTV anthology series, Misfits & Monsters, mashes up television tropes within the genres of horror and comedy.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

Zoe Chace is a producer on This American Life. Before that, she was a reporter for NPR’s Planet Money team, as well as an NPR producer.