Leave it to actor/comedian Nick Kroll (The League) to not keep his Big Mouth shut at CCXP Brazil — and Netflix is perfectly fine with that. On December 9th, the streaming service returned to San Paulo for a fourth consecutive year, bringing with it some surprise announcements, exclusive “first look” footage, cast panels and an interactive experience on the show floor for over 3,500 Brazilian fans to enjoy.
Kroll took to the stage to discuss the origins and themes of the series; as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the 10-episode season created by Kroll, Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett. Kroll also held a live streaming panel from the Netflix booth treating fans on the convention floor to some laughs.
Here are some of the highlights from the convention:
Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty. Comedian John Mulaney (John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Saturday Night Live) lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick. Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Lady Dynamite), Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Documentary Now!), Jenny Slate (Girls, Lady Dynamite) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer) are among those who lend their voice to the series. Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series.
In September, Kroll explained to GQ that the title and entire concept behind the show are things that are very personal to him and those he grew up with on a number of levels:
“I always physically had a big mouth. If you look at pictures of me from childhood, it’s like I’m all mouth and forehead, I guess not that much has changed. So, that’s the literal meaning of it, but the metaphorical meaning is, I think, that I had a big mouth. I just was a little guy and a bit of a shit talker and the show is based on me and my best friend from childhood, Andrew Goldberg. We met in first grade, became best friends around middle school, and then have stayed close throughout.
Andrew was ravished by puberty. He had a beard at 13. His dad made his mom wax his upper lip. He slow danced with a girl and came in his pants at a bar mitzvah. I was a very late bloomer. I didn’t get my first pube until probably high school.
This is a show about two boys who were best friends and shared everything, except physically they were in very different places.”