Seth MacFarlane tells Jimmy Fallon his biggest challenge is predicting how the world will change post Covid-19
The multi-talented writer of shows 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' discusses on the late-night talk show about his new 'At-Home Variety Show' that kicked off on Peacock to raise funds for Covid-19 relief
Actor, filmmaker, animator and singer Seth MacFarlane was on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on Monday (May 11) night.
He discussed the challenges of writing after Covid-19, the fates of his series 'The Orville', 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad', and his celebrity-led 'At-Home Variety Show' on Peacock to raise support for Feeding America, Americares and United Way during the pandemic.
He mentioned that he's getting a lot done from home in quarantine. MacFarlane stated that technology allows him to continue recording and editing 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' from home.
Speaking about his other show, sci-fi comedy-drama 'The Orville', he mentioned that the show was shut down while they were in the midst of shooting Season 3. He also joked that whenever that particular episode gets released, it will be such that between one scene and the next, people would have gained 20 pounds.
He also mentioned that even though he likes to stay busy and has enough going on from writing and producing, it comes with its own challenges.
He mentioned that the biggest issue for him while writing characters going forward is predicting how much of the world will change after the virus blows over and what changes it will bring about in day-to-day interactions between people and their behavior.
Later on, he spoke about him hosting 'The At-Home Variety Show', that began airing on a new streaming service called Peacock starting May 11. Each installment of the show will air each weeknight for four weeks and will feature celebrities from the NBCUniverse, coming in to do an act which is "very experimental" and "avant-garde".
MacFarlane mentioned that this show is aimed to aid Covid-19 relief work for frontline and essential workers. Few of the featured celebrities on the show include names like Terry Crews, Andy Cohen, Christopher Meloni, The Bella Twins, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and Mark Wahlberg among others.
Fallon and MacFarlane also played a game of One Song: Many Artists. The actor and Grammy-winning singer was challenged to sing 'You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You' in as many 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' character voices and celebrity impressions as he can and he absolutely nailed it.