‘Brockmire': How a YouTube Skit Became a 4-Season Cable Comedy

Margeaux Sippell

When “Brockmire” star and executive producer Hank Azaria thinks about the process of bringing the IFC comedy from its origins as a 2010 Funny or Die short to its fourth and final season as an IFC comedy series a decade later, he calls it a “crazy journey.” When the final season premieres March 18, it will  bring the fully-realized arc to a satisfying close a decade after the character of Jim Brockmire first found an audience on YouTube. “It was kind of a crazy journey. It was one of those things where, I walked into my agent’s office one day, and I was like, ‘You know, I have all these characters, I’d like to do something with them,” Azaria said of the show’s origin this week at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. Also Read: 'Brockmire' to End After 4 Seasons on IFC It turns out, before “Brockmire” landed at IFC, it was very nearly a movie. “I’m not on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but you know, Funny or Die — bring your characters, they’ll make little shorts out of them. And who knows, maybe you’ll make a TV show out of them one day,” he said. “And...

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