‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ on Netflix: How Ben Falcone came up with the idea of a workplace comedy

Clark ends up becoming God’s favorite messenger who has to help the heavens in preventing a global apocalypse


                            ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ on Netflix: How Ben Falcone came up with the idea of a workplace comedy
Ben Falcone in a still from 'God's Favorite Idiot' (Netflix)
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Netflix is bringing a modern-day workplace comedy ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ this summer. The series has been created by Ben Falcone. 'God's Favorite Idiot' has been executively produced by Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Michael McDonald and Steve Mallory. The series would be released on June 15, 2022 on Netflix. 

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The series revolves around Clark (Ben Falcone) who is a mid-level tech support employee at a company. He finds his one true love in co-worker Amily Luck (Melissa McCarthy) who is very bubbly and bold in nature. Clark is all set to propose Amily but seems like God has other plans for him. He is chosen to be God’s messenger to help the world in preventing an apocalypse from happening. If you like the plot of 'God's Favorite Idiot', audiences can also watch these comedy series like ‘The House’, ‘He’s Expecting’ and ‘The Pentaverate’.

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Let's take a look at some of the main characters of 'God's Favorite Idiot'

Ben Falcone

What is the name of Ben Falcone’s first movie?

Falcone made his acting debut with the film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’. He has also appeared in films like ‘Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties’, ‘Smiley Face’, ‘The Nines’, ‘Cook Off!’, ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘What to Expect When You're Expecting’, ‘Enough Said’, ‘Bad Words’ and so on. He is going to be seen playing the character of Clark in ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ releasing globally on Netflix.

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Falcone is also a comedian, director, producer and screenwriter. In 2014, he made his directorial debut with ‘Tammy’ in which he co-starred alongside wife Melissa McCarthy. He has also written and co-produced films like ‘The Boss’, ‘Life of the Party’, ‘Superintelligence’ and ‘Thunder Force’. All these films starred McCarthy.

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In a recent video interview on Today, Falcone opened up on how the idea and concept for 'God's Favorite Idiot' came to him. He said, “This is an idea that’s been with me for a while. I wrote a book about it when I was in my mid 20’s. About two or three years ago, Melissa said, ‘That was a really fun idea. Why don’t you make a television show and make the guy as a person working in a tech office’. Then we wrote that script and did this." Talking about his and McCarthy’s collaboration on this series, Falcone shared, “There’s always a lot of collaboration. If you’re smart, you got to listen up to the ideas she comes up with. We met while doing comedy together and to continue doing this together has been a joy for us”.

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He revealed how his character Clark is unique and about the process of becoming God’s favorite one in the series, Ben said, “I don’t like to think of myself as forgettable but I think that Clark is forgettable. If there’s a version of a self-deprecating, low-key guy who gets touched by God that I felt was kind of interesting. I definitely think that I am the most low-key member in my family”.

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Opening up on how he and his actress wife took extra care while dealing with the religious theme that’s seen in ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’, he added, “Yes I was bit worried about it. We took to extra care to be respectful about religions. We were really careful in that area since we didn’t want to offend anybody”.

What is Ben Falcone’s current net worth?

Celebrity Net Worth estimates Falcone’s net worth in 2022 at $20 million.

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What is Ben Falcone’s relationship status?

Falcone has been married to Melissa McCarthy since 2005. He and Melissa have two daughters namely Vivian and Georgette Falcone.

Other cast members for ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ include McCarthy, Leslie Libb, Kevin Dunn, Yanic Truesdale, Usman Ally, Anna Scotney, Chris Sandiford, and Steve Mallory.

‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ will release on June 15, 2022 on Netflix.

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