Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim specialize in the grossly absurd. And while you might be used to the lo-fi, public access aesthetics of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! their newest Adult Swim series is brings in an element of high drama.
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories -- also featuring funny men, John C. Rilley, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Schwartzman -- is what happens when comedy is bored of itself. Influenced by existential comedies like Louie, the show features short sketches and vignettes that are more like surreal nightmares.
"Most of life is a nightmare," Warehiem said in a recent interview. "This show kind of embraces those moments of, I cannot believe that this is actually happening." Tim Heidecker added, "We're tired of making people laugh with our humor. We want to make people cry." But judging from the trailer, you're more likely to be crying from laughing so hard.
Tim and Eric Bedtime Stories premieres tonight at 12:15am on Adult Swim.