Adult Swim’s most absurd auteurs hope their new comedy horror show leaves viewers feeling “a little off.”
On a suburban cul-de-sac, one neighbor harasseses another with a series of assaults provoked by the latter’s reluctance to come over for beer, jalapeño poppers, and murderous terror. This is the stuff that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim’s Bedtime Stories are made of—horrible people being acutely horrible while denying that they’re doing anything wrong at all. It’s enough to make a Fox News reporter blush.
In a phone interview between tour dates, Wareheim does his best attempt to capture the unique, off-kilter tone of the show: “[It’s] a comedy sort of, but also pretty tense” and its modest goal is to “just try to capture these little moments of horribleness” that he and his long-time comedy partner Heidecker “hope will kind of sit with you for a bit, leave you feeling a little off.”