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10th Sep 2019

Maeve Higgins and Will Forte chat about jokes, ghosts and their new Irish movie Extra Ordinary

Rory Cashin

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Their paranormal comedy arrives in Irish cinemas this week.

Once this writer left the cinema after seeing Extra Ordinary, the first thing we said was: “Well… that was basically Ghostbusters meets Father Ted.”

And if that isn’t enough of a reason to go see it, then we doubt anything will be.

The movie involves Rose, a driving instructor who is able to speak to ghosts, but doesn’t want to (that’ll be Maeve Higgins), who ends up involved in a plot with a possessed teenage girl, her dad that Rose fancies and a failing musician (which is where Will Forte comes in) who wants to sacrifice the possessed girl to the devil, in exchange for the ability to write a hit song.

Higgins and Forte have some huge comedic backgrounds, with Naked Camera, Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock on their combined CVs, and JOE sat down with the duo in the run-up to the movie’s release.

We chatted about everything from different jokes landing in different ways in different countries, whether there were any weird or unusual occurrences on the set while they were making the movie and what they think the scariest sentence in the English language is.

Check out our interview in full right here:

Extra Ordinary is released in Irish cinemas on the spooooooooky date of Friday, 13 October.

Check out the full trailer for the movie right here.

Clip via WildCard Distribution

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