In this exclusive interview with The Knockturnal, Hannah Einbinder, Megan Stalter, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Mark Indelicato, Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky discuss season two of HBO Max’s Hacks with The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield.
Emmy winner Hacks took award season by storm last year! Season one followed two struggling comedians played by Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder – that initially clash but learn to lean on one another. Season two shakes things up with the same characters we know in love but with a ROAD TRIP, a cruise, and Antiques Roadshow… literally!
After getting kicked to the curb by her Las Vegas residency, Smart’s character, Deborah Vance, decides to take her show on the road! A weary Ava (Einbinder) is recruited to join her and all hell breaks loose when a hurtful secret is revealed.
Season two seems to pay more attention to the people in the perimeter of Deborah Vance’s life… and we will never ever complain about more Kayla vs. Jimmy! Kayla is played by Instagram goddess Megan Stalter while co-creator Paul W. Downs plays Hollywood agent (with a heart!), Jimmy. Their joy is infectious! Despite mostly being at war on camera! How much trouble do these two get into? Find out in the interview above!
Mark Indelicato plays Damien – who hits the road with Deborah and Ava. He’s the ride or die you want by your side and tells it like it is. Meanwhile, Carl Clemons-Hopkins is Marcus… Deborah’s right-hand man suffering from a case of all business… no pleasure. Marcus struggles to navigate between working hard and finding time to treat himself! Mark and Carl discuss their cover of Out Magazine, K9 co-workers, and so much more in the interview above.
Plus! Hannah Einbinder, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky talk cool celebrity endorsements and thrifting!
Stream seasons one and two of Hacks on HBO Max right now!
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