Tony Rogers

is best known for directing the Tropfest- and AFI Award-winning comedy Wilfred (2007 and 2010). He was also director of the feature film Rats and Cats alongside the same creative team from Wilfred.

Hosted AMAs

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TonyRogers630 karma

Dogs have smaller lung capacity. They usually just have cones. Except for St.Bernard's - those things can pull a whole bucket bong. What do you think they keep in those barrels around there necks.

TonyRogers447 karma

Yes, all of the above. There is 3rd American series coming.

TonyRogers321 karma

I like it, it's a funny show. I watched some last night just to remind my self. I't works a bit differently to the Australian version but it's still Wilfred! And he's still fucking fluffy animals.

TonyRogers219 karma

The drugs were usually parsley but the nachos was real.

TonyRogers191 karma

Adam Zwar, Wilfred's man in the original series had a girlfriend who's dog wouldn't let him near her. Adam and Jason Gann asked the question, what if that dog was a guy in a suit. We all decided this would make a good short film. From there it spun of into a TV series. The short film was entered into Tropfest in Australia and went onto screen at Sundance. The reaction was so good we decided to pitch it as a TV series.

TonyRogers181 karma

The dog wasn't called Wilfred and it didn't really speak. Wilfred just came about and Lassie was already taken.

TonyRogers132 karma

You can write a show like this without drugs, but I wouldn't advise it.

TonyRogers128 karma

Yes, but the odds aren't as bad as you think. Most people don't want to be TV Comedy writers.

TonyRogers124 karma

I also agree. 'Louie' is a much darker show." A lot more of it was shot at night (All of the stand-up was!). And yes, he/the show is hilarious. Louie is a genius. Have you seen him re-telling the 'Sitting On The Cock Of A Gay' thing? Terribly brilliant!

TonyRogers112 karma

Hardly any of it is improvised. By the final edit the improv rate was only 0.8 %.