We were excited to hear about Nick Swardson and T.J. Miller headlining "Hell & Back," the new feature-length piece of stop-motion insanity from ShadowMachine, the studio behind "Moral Orel" and "Robot Chicken."
Now, according to Variety, a trio of brilliant character actors are taking an adult swim to this animated ode to eternal damnation. Descending into the inferno are Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Kumail Nanjiani, all of whom are staples of the comedy world.
Riggle is a "Daily Show"/"SNL" vet who's made showy appearances in things like "Step Brothers," "The Other Guys" and, most famously, as the Taser-happy Las Vegas police officer in "The Hangover." He'll play "a 20-year old who's starting to grow up, much to the chagrin of his friends Augie and Remy."
Voicing Sal the Demon, some kind of working stiff in Hell, is Nanjiani, a Pakistani stand-up whose appearances on Letterman, Fallon, Conan, and "The Colbert Report" have made him one of the hottest funny people in the country. Posehn, one of the original alternative "Comedians of Comedy," will be familiar to fans of "Mr. Show" and "Just Shoot Me!" He's playing "an aging heavy-metal fan stuck in the '80s," which if you're familiar with his stand-up you'll know is not too wide of the mark from his real personality.
"Hell & Back" is written and directed by Tom Gianas ("Human Giant") and Ross Shuman ("Moral Orel").