Who is Nick Kroll? Is he an actor? Is he a comedian? Is he a writer? Is he a producer? Some might say the answer is that he’s a little bit of everything. Based on my conversation with Kroll, I got the sense that he is always evolving not only to better himself artistically but personally as well. His wildly popular animated Netflix series, Big Mouth has become a cultural phenomenon. Is it due to his outrageous characters and the style of animation? Perhaps, but in reality, people are drawn to how authentic the show is. Most if not all of what’s on the show is loosely based on Kroll’s life. When you create from familiar place it often leads to the best work. We touched on that in our discussion as well.
Kroll also discussed just how he was able to assemble such an amazing group of voice actors and their process for creating the show. While some might gloss over Big Mouth dismissively, what some might not realize is how much thought goes into each second of the show.
Season 4 of Big Mouth is currently available to stream on Netflix. Nick Kroll is Emmy eligible for Outstanding Animated Program as a creator and producer.
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