Icon Jean Smart and my favorite newbie Hannah Einbinder star in HBO Max’s new dark comedy, Hacks. Watch the above video for a preview and plenty of giggles!
Hacks is about two struggling comedians that initially professionally reject each other but slowly find solace in the other’s company. Does that solace amount to success? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out! Hacks pair Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder together as the comedic mentor and mentee. The two have fantastic chemistry together both on and off the screen. When we meet Hannah’s character Ava, she is has been “canceled” over a tweet. Meanwhile, Jean’s character Deborah Vance is being forced out of her Vegas venue by popstars, Pentatonix. Can their collaboration put them back on top?
The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield asks Jean and Hannah how social media has changed the game for comedians and entertainers. Jean says she’s only been inspired to erect a Twitter account once in her life… you will be humored to discover by who! We also surprise Jean with a Twitter shoutout from Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying. She is tickled!
Hannah explains what it’s like to go from standup to scripted television… but the highlight of the conversation is when she reveals her most recent vintage purchase! Inspired by Deborah Vance… Las Vegas’ most notorious haggle Queen. Enjoy the interview above.
HBO Max’s original series Hacks premieres on May 13, 2021, with two episodes! You’re in for a treat!
See our interview with Hacks creators Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky here.