Joe Pera revealed today (July 6) that his Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks with You was not renewed for a fourth season. “I knew where things were headed but I won’t say here cause part of me is holding out hope that sometime down the line we can film a proper ending for Joe, Sarah, the Melskys, Gene, Lulu, and most importantly, Fred the Sample Guy,” he wrote in a statement. Read the rest in full below.
Joe Pera Talks with You launched in 2018, revolving around life in a small Michigan town. The show’s 11-minute episodes stood out for their gentle humor and earnest approach to everyday topics, with Pera playing another version of himself. Subjects have included grocery shopping, bean arches, diner breakfasts, and hearing the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” for the first time. Last year, Pera published A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape, which featured illustrations by Joe Bennett. Pera has several tour dates scheduled across the United States through the rest of 2022.
Revisit Pitchfork’s feature “What Joe Pera Is Listening to Right Now,” and read “Why This One Episode of Adult Swim’s Joe Pera Talks With You Is a Must-Watch for Music Obsessives” on the Pitch.