Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins has informed Sky News that “we all need a good laugh” proper now, as he mentioned his new star-studded satirical podcast Bobbo Supreme.
He revealed that he wished to make a movie however because of the coronavirus pandemic, that was not attainable – so he created a “film for the ears” as a substitute.
Robbins says the five-episode podcast pays homage to his 1992 movie Bob Roberts, which sees him star as a right-wing politician working for the US Senate.
The title character Bobbo Supreme is described as an “infantile, narcissistic lounge singer, game show hosting, narcoleptic, racist billionaire recording artist and leader of the free world, who is in the final push of his re-election campaign”.
Robbins has steered his character pokes enjoyable at what US President Donald Trump may very well be like “behind the scenes”, asking: “How do you satirise satire?
“If we had written this script of the Trump presidency, I don’t think anyone would have bought it, they would have said ‘no it’s not plausible’.”
He added: “It starts with a dream and ends with a dream, and during Bobbo Supreme we’re not really sure whether we’re dreaming this or whether it’s his nightmare or our nightmare.”
Bobbo Supreme is full of fellow A-listers Jack Black, Isla Fisher, and The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment, with music by brother David Robbins – who was additionally behind the music for Bob Roberts.
Robbins admitted producing one thing in COVID was “a big challenge”.
He mentioned: “We had 35 actors in several places all around the nation. Some recording of their basements, some recording of their closets.
“Somehow we obtained collectively and did it dwell, and the know-how allowed us to do this, so actually the problem was within the modifying, to get the tempo and the comedy crisp and shifting alongside.”
He continued: “We all want an excellent chuckle, I’m undecided anybody’s thoughts goes to be modified about who they will vote for [in November’s presidential election].
“But I actually imagine that on this time of doom-scrolling and unfavourable information, that it is essential to attempt to collect in some form of group to share laughter with others.
“That’s been the factor that is been severely missing for all of us.
“This concept that we are able to exit to eating places and be a part of a group or a theatre, or a film theatre or a live performance corridor and expertise emotion and story with different individuals.
“To know that we’re not alone, to know that we’re not insane, that there are different folks that have related issues to us and we are able to share a collective humour with them, a collective anger, a collective worry and be a part of a group.
“My hope with Bobbo Supreme is that it does that, virtually.”
And requested whether or not he wish to enter politics in actual life after taking part in a candidate in Bob Roberts, Robbins replied: “No, I actually want being a satirist.
“I do not assume there’s ever been a politician satirist has there?”
But laughing, he added: “Some satirise themselves, continuously.”