Hello, Eric. I hope you are well! I am writing you this open letter on the morning of Monday October 14th in hopes that you read it along with our fans, friends and colleagues. I want you and everyone else to know that this letter comes from a place of honesty and respect.
As you know over the past several years we have, together created a lot of work. We began in college making experimental films and projects, learning the craft, making each other laugh and exploring our own creativity. We continued to create after college, pursuing an often risky course towards making our art and comedy professionally.
Through hard work and luck we were able to make our first series: The animated short form comedy, “Tom Goes To The Mayor” for Adult Swim. Soon we found we had created a polarizing but creatively satisfying outlet on television. After that series had run it’s course we created Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! for Adult Swim - It was the realization of all our dreams - an absurd sketch show where we could dig deep and create some real mind bending comedy - through it all - and you know this - we’ve have the pleasure of having a great partner in the Adult Swim family, who has almost never blinked at our wild ideas!
Check It Out, The Chrimbus Special, Tim and Eric Nite Live, all children of Awesome Show - all creatively satisfying and beautiful on their own.
As you know, we went on to make a movie: Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. It was hard work; not just the making of the movie, but all the work that goes into promoting and selling it. It was a real learning experience - but I know you feel as I do - I’m proud of the movie!
So here we are: We’ve both had a lot of fun working on our own separate projects which continue to fulfill us both and reenergize our creative spirit. But nothing jazzes me more than the thought of our big return to Adult Swim this Halloween for our new special: Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Haunted House, where we reunite with our friend and comedy partner Zach Galifianakis. What an honor to connect again with my comedy partner in life and in business (there’s no need to mention the tremendous success our production company Abso Lutely has recently found - Eric Andre, Comedy Bing Bong, Nathan For YOU, just to name a few…)
It’s been a wild ride, I’ll admit it, but I feel like we’re only just getting started and “oh what a relief it is” to be sitting next to you in this roller coaster carriage called show business.
I look forward to watching “Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Haunted House” with you October 31st at midnight on Adult Swim.
All the best,