Monday, May 23, 2011

Ted Danson And Zach Galifianakis Play Bocce In Carroll Park For "Bored To Death" Scene



Zach Galifianakis in Carroll Park, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Zach Galifianakis with Ted Danson playing bocce in Carroll Park


Show creator and writer Jonathan Ames
Ames with Galifianakis and Danson

The appearance of actors Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis in Carroll Park certainly caused a bit of excitement in the neighborhood this afternoon. The two actors, along with numerous extras, were shooting a scene for HBO's "Bored To Death." Jonathan Ames, writer and creator of the successful show, was also on set.
"Bored To Death" follows the misadventures of Ames' fictional self, played in the show by Jason Schwartzman, a writer who moonlight as a private detective because he wants to spice up his life.
Danson plays a magazine editor and Ames's boss. Galifianakis plays the role of Ray Hueston, an illustrator.

"Bored To Death" is entirely shot around Brooklyn and the studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


Jill said...

I'm bored to death reading about actors shooting in the neighborhood. Real new yorkers are supposed to ignore them, right?

Rob said...

I love this show. This isn't the first time they shot in Carroll Gardens. In season one they shot some scenes on the Carroll St. Bridge. The real Jonathan Ames lives in Boerum Hill as well.

Heather Cavanaugh said...

OOO Thank you for finding this out!!! I was wondering yesterday what they were shooting.

@Jill- I'm a real New Yorker and I love seeing film sets. I guess i'm the nosey NYer who wants to know what is going on in my neighborhood.

Thanks again!