Office Drop-By: Stopping in on the 'Workaholics'
The first in a series in which creative people in entertainment show us around their work spaces.
Enter the typical set of a network comedy, and you pass through studio gates before entering an airtight, sound-proofed, hermetically sealed soundstage, equipped not only with a fully constructed set of the show’s world, but dressing rooms, buffet tables, audience bleachers, and the rafters ringing with the shuffling of production assistants’ tennis shoes as they race off to refresh the artisanal lattes of the crew.
To get to the set of “Workaholics,” one must drive through the distant industrial end of the San Fernando Valley — an area which, if it's known for cinematic productions, are generally of the underground and adult variety. Amidst the sprawl, you’ll find a nondescript, single-story office, which if you walk in past the reception desk, looks like nothing more than — an office.
However, to the trained eye, one collection of cubicles might look familiar. They are the cubicles occupied by Blake, Adam, and Anders on Comedy Central’s cult favorite, ill-mannered show, which begins its fourth season Wednesday night.
Looking around the office, the lines between comedy and reality dissolve. The warren of cubicles is not only the makeshift set of the show’s workplace scenes, it also functions as the production’s own office, and what is set and what is “real office” space quickly blurs, particularly as the show’s stars seem only inches away from the characters, which are based on earlier versions of themselves.
"Tell them how much you love the crack, and the people f--king in the parking lot!” Adam DeVine beckons his co-stars Blake Anderson and Anders Holm, along with executive producer and on-screen regular Kyle Newacheck to talk about their luxurious showbiz quarters.