The Mortified Sessions

Monday 8:00 PM on SundanceTV Premiered Dec 05, 2011 Between Seasons


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  • True Blood's Kristin Bauer & Comedian Matt Walsh

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 11/12/12

    Kristin Bauer attributes her ability to play a dangerous outsider on HBO's True Blood to a childhood of rebellion. Matt Walsh (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) explains his penchant for comedy stems from a youthful urge to do anything for a laugh.moreless
  • Actor Adam Goldberg

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 11/5/12

    Actor Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan) goes out of his way to share some of the most mortifying memories of his childhood. It just may be that the anxious, neurotic characters he portrays are expressions of the awkward kid he used to be.moreless
  • Filmmaker & Actor (The League) Mark Duplass

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 10/22/12

    Actor and filmmaker Mark Duplass traces the roots of his creativity back to his childhood. Sharing some cheesy song lyrics, photos and his inseparable bond with his brother, Mark tells how he beat depression to get back in touch with his happy youth.moreless
  • Comic Marc Maron & Community's Gillian Jacobs

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 10/15/12

    Two stars share their strange but true childhoods. Comedian Marc Maron reflects on using humor to deal with a depressive dad, and Community's Gillian Jacobs reveals some unusual childhood tastes more suited to her mom than a kid in need of friends.moreless
  • Cougar Town's Busy Philipps

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 10/8/12

    Sassy actress Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) laughs about the misadventures of growing up on the outside looking in. She shares her mortifying experiences with skateboarder crushes, an inspired prom dress, and a curiously autobiographical play.moreless
  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Community's Danny Pudi

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 1/30/12

    Bryan Cranston won Emmys for playing a criminal on Breaking Bad but reveals his teenage desire to work in law enforcement. And, Community's Danny Pudi may look like the Indian half of his ancestry but grew up embracing his Polish side.moreless
  • Singer Alanis Morissette & TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 1/23/12

    Icon of youthful angst, Alanis Morissette, shares the nerdy childhood poetry she penned prior to Jagged Little Pill. And founder of TOMS shoes, Blake Mycoskie, recalls his first influential forays into business selling lemonade and cookies at age 10.moreless
  • Filmmaker Ed Burns & Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 1/16/12

    Actor and filmmaker Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen) opens up about being raised a blue-collar jock with a secret sensitive side. And film director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) reflects on life as an adolescent outcast, including a doomed first kiss.moreless
  • NYPD Blue's Ricky Schroder

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 1/9/12

    Former child star Ricky Schroder (The Champ, Silver Spoons) reveals his unconventional coming-of-age in the public eye. In an emotional session, Schroder opens up about his family, his self-image, and the ups and downs of life spent in the spotlight.moreless
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines and Comedienne Margaret Cho

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 1/2/12

    Cheryl Hines reveals her clumsy high school dating strategies. And outspoken entertainer, Margaret Cho, shares the difficulties of growing up an outcast. Through startling revelations, hear how she survived a hated childhood to become a comic icon.moreless
  • Back to the Future's Lea Thompson & The Breakfast Club's Anthony Michael Hall

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 12/26/11

    In a special 80s tribute, Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) opens her angst ridden adolescent diaries. And, Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) reveals whether his own teen years were as geeky as his iconic characters.moreless
  • Parks and Rec's Nick Offerman & Will & Grace's Megan Mullally

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 12/19/11

    Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman surprise everyone, including each other. Nick recalls his years as a farmboy rapper, and Megan reads the melodramatic poems she wrote as a teen. Find out how their wildly different upbringings brought them together.moreless
  • SNL's Will Forte & Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 12/12/11

    Will Forte reveals how he learned about the birds and the bees from his childhood teddy bear. And Dirty Dancing star, Jennifer Grey, opens up about the pressures of coming of age in a family of entertainers and how her life mirrored her iconic role.moreless
  • Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 12/5/11

    Eric Stonestreet reminisces about his unusual childhood in Kansas. Find out firsthand why he loves clowns, and share stories from some of his surprising afterschool activities, including pig-raising contests and fashion modeling at the mall.moreless
  • The Office's Ed Helms & Oscar Winner Mo'Nique

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 12/5/11

    Ed Helms unearths some nerdy rock lyrics he wrote in high school. Find out how embracing his inner geek put him on the road to comic success. And, Oscar winner, Mo'Nique reveals the childhood lessons that convinced her to never give up on her dreams.moreless