Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda (‘American Vandal’ creators) on true crime mockumentary, improv and comedy …

“We like to get a few takes of pure improv, and not always for comedy purposes; sometimes, that’s just how you get a more realistic take. Ironically, some of the improv actually lessens the comedy,” reveals Dan Perrault in an interview with Gold Derby (watch the exclusive video above) about co-creating “American Vandal.” He is one of the producers of the true crime mockumentary starring Jimmy Tatro that famously asked, “Who drew the dicks?”

Perrault adds, “There are rhythms people are used to in comedy, in mockumentary specifically, that we’re trying to avoid and sometimes we’ll pick out an improv moment that doesn’t necessarily give us an important story point or a laugh, but just feels real and we’ll find a way to put it in there just to get people in the mindset that they feel like they’re watching a documentary.”

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