Helpful advice from the comedy legend and creator of the new web series, Fatherhood.
By Chris Wright
Long before he became a father, Hank Azaria was badgering his friends with questions about fatherhood. Not that he loved kids, or even particularly liked being around them. He was just obsessed with what it was like to have them. "I was driving everybody crazy," he says. "They'd be like, 'What's wrong with you?'"
He started filming his interrogations, with friends like Mike Myers, Bryan Cranston, and Kevin Bacon, with an eye toward making a documentary. But then, midway through, Azaria-best known for voicing Chief Wiggum, Moe, Apu, and other Simpsons characters-got some news. His girlfriend (now wife) announced she was pregnant. "So it went from 'Should I have kids?' to 'Now what do I do?'" he says.
The result-besides Azaria's son, Hal-is the new web series, Fatherhood. It's a great show, though maybe not for the reasons Azaria, had hoped. The main thing we learn is that celebrities are terrible at giving meaningfulRead More »from 5 Things You Must Know About Being a Father (Featuring Hank Azaria)