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Denny’s popular “Always Open” videos are back for 2012 with an impressive celebrity cast. Featuring comedic one-on-one interviews, “host” David Koechner (“Anchorman,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Office”) is joined by Jessica Biel, Maya Rudolph, Andy Richter, Christina Applegate, Dax Shepard and Chris Pratt as they take their seat in the Denny’s booth, ready for some open conversation.
Following the success of the “Always Open” web series in 2011, each three-minute episode features Koechner getting his celeb guest to open up as part of the unscripted, anything goes conversations filmed at a working Denny’s restaurant.
The first episode, available Wednesday, April 11th, on CollegeHumor.com, sees Koechner going one-on-one with Jessica Biel where they discuss a variety of comical scenarios including the best techniques for flirting with a yeti and the chances of romance between the pair while stranded up Mount Kilimanjaro. The hypothetical scenarios are all discussed as the pair enjoy a couple of signature Denny’s meals.
“The ‘Always Open’ series was a great success last year, drawing more than six million views from diners who loved watching some of their favorite celebrities take part in truly entertaining dialogue at America’s Diner,” said Frances Allen, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. ”We hope that the web series’ second season will excite and engage our diners once more as they continue to enjoy the good food and open atmosphere at Denny’s.”
Following the hilarious first installment viewers can look forward to additional episodes as scheduled: Maya Rudolph, May 9; Andy Richter, June 6; Dax Shepard, July 11; Christina Applegate, Aug. 8 and Chris Pratt, Sept. 5.
The series was again produced in partnership with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett’s company, DumbDumb Productions, entertainment studio Electus, Denny’s advertising agency Gotham and IPG Mediabrands branded entertainment unit, Ensemble.
New episodes will be available every month on CollegeHumor.com, Dennys.com, DumbDumb.com and social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.