Nick Kroll’s voice is more popular than his face because of his long and impressive list of titles as a voice actor. He even lent his voice to more than one character in the same scene. Kroll emerged as a rising star in the stand-up comedy arena in the early 2000s. He started touring the U.S. with the stand-up shows and appeared in a number of podcasts and radio comedies. The comedian joined the team of VH1 clip show during the early stages of his career. The show, which was a hilarious take on people and events in the pop culture, earned him more visibility. Kroll made his television debut with the 2006 show ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’ His breakthrough as a comedy writer came with the 2007 show ‘Human Giant’ on MTV. Apart from writing the script for the sketch comedy, Kroll also played the characters Fabrice Fabrice and Brolin DiBiasi. Fabrice went on to become a crowd favorite and earned widespread popularity for the comedian.
Kroll’s next breakout role was Nick Hedge in the show, ‘Cavemen,’ which ran from 2007 to 2008. The ABC show was based on the characters of GEICO Cavemen commercials. Even though the series wrapped up soon, Kroll’s character went on to become a huge sensation and the immense popularity prompted ABC to establish a long-time partnership with the writer-comedian. Kroll landed his cult show ‘Reno 911!’ in 2009. The Comedy Central production was a mockumentary and parody at the same time. He made his directorial debut with the television short ‘Cavalcade of Personalities,’ which featured Craig Baldo and John Mulaney in the lead. The film earned critical praise for its usage of real-life newsreel to expose the real faces of prominent public figures.
Kroll was next seen alongside Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in the movie, ‘I Love You, Man.’ He launched the sketch comedy show ‘Kroll Show’ in 2013 on Comedy Central. According to Kroll, the show was an attempt to recreate the “channel surfing experience” on television with the help of numerous hand-held shots, intercuts, superimpositions, texts, and off-screen commentaries. He continued his characteristic mockumentary style in the show, which parodied popular reality series like ‘Duck Dynasty,’ ‘The Osbournes’ and ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’
A voice role in DreamWorks animated superhero film ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ elevated Kroll’s profile as a voice actor into new heights. Though the movie and his performance received lukewarm response in the early days of the release, his character, the vicious mad scientist Professor Poopypants, later garnered considerable fan following. During the second half of the 2010s, Kroll shifted his focus to non-comedic, character roles like Bernie Cohen in ‘Loving‘ and Rafi Eitan in ‘Operation Finale.’
Kroll’s other works include ‘Dinner for Schmucks,’ ‘The Life & Times of Tim,’ ‘Sit Down,’ ‘Shut Up,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Thank You Very Cool,’ ‘Sausage Party,’ and ‘Oh, Hello on Broadway.’ Kroll has also published the coffee table book ‘Bar Mitzvah Disco’, which he co-wrote with Roger Bennett and Jules Shell in 2005. So now you must be wondering what is the next Nick Kroll movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Nick Kroll films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Nick Kroll movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
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