“We kind of play the moments in the show, as you do in life,” Eugene Levy told Deadline’s Contenders Emmys event this spring of the lightening in a bottle that is Schitt’s Creek.
“Because life is not made up of punch lines, it’s just made up of moments, some of them funny, some of them emotional, some of them tragic and there’s humor in everything,” the comedy icon added as his son Daniel Levy, the co-creator, co-star and showrunner of the Pop TV series looked on – which you can see yourself in the video above.
Now in the production on the sixth and final season of the series, the Levys are of course joined on the acclaimed Schitt’s Creek by the equally iconic Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy as the once wealthy Rose family, reduced to living in two rooms in a motel in the small town they once bought as a joke.
“Even in the darkest moments of your life, there’s comedy,” the younger Levy notes of the show’s internal combustion engine fueling the reconstructing of the Roses individually and as a family. “When you least expect it, you end up laughing at things and I think that’s just what we’re trying to do, is tell stories of these people’s lives.”
If you haven’t been there, yet, take a trip up to Schitt’s Creek (hint, it’s in Canada) and also check out my on-stage discussion with Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy now.
BTW – you can see all of our Contenders Emmy videos right here.
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