Last year, as the world around us continued its rapid descent into darkness and division, Joe Pera Talks With You offered a dash of positivity and was a welcomed weekly 11-minute respite from the difficulty and negativity that seems to envelop modern existence. Seriously, just try to watch “Joe Pera Reads You The Church Announcements” without smiling. You can’t.
The heartwarming and side-splitting Adult Swim’s program that stars comedian, fish fry enthusiast, lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, and all-around delightful human Joe Pera also earns some extra points with us because much of the show was filmed right here in Milwaukee. Yes, despite being based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (in the region’s default hub of Marquette), the bulk of Joe Pera Talks With You‘s first season was shot in and around Milwaukee. If you look closely, viewers might be able to recognize local landmarks like Copper Kitchen, Brown Deer Middle School, Clifford’s Supper Club, Leon’s, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ted’s Ice Cream, and Dunham’s Transmission.
Following the first season’s respectable ratings and rave reviews, Adult Swim renewed Joe Pera Talks With You for a second season, which will premiere on Adult Swim on December 6. Once again, the bulk of the episodes were shot right here in Milwaukee. So it makes perfect sense that locals will get an early preview of the upcoming episodes.
Join actors Joe Pera, Conner O’Malley, and Marty Schousboe at Avalon Theater on Saturday, November 30 for a special premiere screening of Joe Pera Talks With You’s second season. A total of seven episodes will be shown, followed by a Q&A with the aforementioned cast members (and potentially more TBA). In addition to the opportunity for an extended sneak peek of new episodes, we’re told attendees will also get some “swag” related to the show.