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.

In the Spiel, Zoe Chace explains why we should stop hoping for Republican senators to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment.

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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.