MANCHESTER, Tennessee — In theory, FX's excellent original series "The League" is about fantasy football. But really, it's about so much more: namely, the trials and tribulations of a group of friends, and their ongoing attempts to mess with each other's lives. And that's a sport that never goes out of season.
During this past weekend's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , four-fifths of the show's stars — comedians Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Jon Lajoie and Stephen Rannazzisi — brought their mission to the masses, doing a pair of live sets in the fest's Comedy Theatre ... and those sets were heavy on the kind of good-natured provocation that has become the show's calling card.
So, in a lot of ways, it made sense to send the guys out into the fields of Bonnaroo, acre upon acre of shirtless dudes and blissed-out gals (some of whom also happen to be shirtless). In other words, it's a place overflowing with folks who are in need of a good messing with. With the sun beating down on our heads, we boarded a golf cart and let the cameras roll, watching in near disbelief as the four comics chatted up guys in Speedos and capes, bandana-clad ladies, a slightly terrified child and exactly one gentleman who admitted to an ongoing affair with a married woman.
The goal, as the guys would later tell us, was to create a sort of "Bonnaroo Taxi Cab Confessions," only, you know, in a golf cart. It was, to say the very least, a slightly amazing shoot (click the embedded video to see for yourself). So without further ado, we're proud to present the cast of "The League" in all their comedic glory ... running wild over the vast expanses of the 'Roo, messing with complete strangers every step of the way.