MCN Review: 'Documentary Now!'

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Documentary Now! combines well-constructed parodies of such famed docs as Grey Gardens and Nanook of the North with the extemporaneous comedy of stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader to create laugh-out-loud TV.

Armisen, Hader and Seth Meyers are cocreators, executive producers and writers and recruit such guest stars as John Slattery and Jack Black.

Black plays a Shane Smith-like host of a Vice-like gonzo news show in the second episode, Dronez: The Hunt for El Chingon, which is playing now on and numerous other platforms, including, YouTube, Dish channel 102 and IFC’s TV-everywhere extensions. Dame Helen Mirren solemnly introduces each episode.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.