You can now watch the entire panel with the cast and crew of “Community” at this year’s Comic-Con as well as an interview with Gillian Jacobs!
“Extra” host Renee Bargh was joined on stage by NBC “Community” stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown.
It was announced today that Alison Brie will be lending her voice to an episode of “American Dad”!
— American Dad (@AmericanDadFOX) July 14, 2012
Community is one of the best comedies on television. But this offseason saw upheaval in the departure of Creator/Executive Producer Dan Harmon. They were so unsure about a return that the last episode of the third season could act as a series finale. Still, a fervent fan base has given the quirky show a fourth season, even if it comes with a move to Fridays. The first table read is set for August 6th with shooting to begin August 13th. Five of the cast sat down to talk about the upcoming season, the departure and the bit of plot they could share (the appearance of Jeff’s dad).
Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley Bennett)/Alison Brie (Annie Edison)
The pair were as excited about the Community panel as the fans as they feel like this will be where they learn the most about the upcoming season.
In terms of what she’d like to see for her character, Alison Brie said “closure” while Yvette Nicole Brown would like “to see Shirley be successful at her business.” Brie tagged that by saying she’d like to see Annie be successful at love.
Dan Harmon is still in their lives, or as Brown put it, “it’s not like he got shipped off to Siberia.” He told her to tell everyone “don’t feel sorry for me, life is good.” Brie got to be a part of the animated pilot that Harmon did for Adult Swim.
The shift to Friday doesn’t phase them as Thursdays tend to be intensely competitive and most of their audience watches after the air time, though they’d like for the fans to watch live as well. They’re appreciative of the amazing fan base that has kept them on the air.
When asked about the pop culture infused in the show, Brie said, “We have to do a lot of research. I think our fans get a lot more references straight away than we do. Danny has the most research to do. One of the things that is so fun is that we learn so much about pop culture doing the show.” She then confessed that she hadn’t seen a Law and Order episode prior to the Community take on it, though now she’s hooked. Brie dated a nerdy boyfriend in high school so she had played Dungeons and Dragons.
Their dream list for the casting of Jeff’s dad included: Bill Murray, John Lithgow, Martin Short and Steve Martin.
The cast of “Community” were interviewed by G4 at Comic-Con this year, watch the interview below!