Carrey spoke to Bill Maher about his recently published work on the pseudo-autobiography "Memoirs and Misinformation".
Jim Carrey remains one of the great chameleons of comedy and his most recent feat of shape change is the author of a new pseudo-autobiography work entitled "Memoirs and Misinformation". The book, published by Knopf on July 7, is a fantasy that focuses on a wealthy, privileged, and dull actor named "Jim Carrey" who drives Hollywood in excess. Characters like Nicolas Cage, Charlie Kaufman and Gwyneth Paltrow float in and out. Carrey spoke to the talk show host of the same name about the book about the latest episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher". Check out the following clip.
Despite all the named and creative freedoms, Carrey said no one was crazy about their portrayal in "memoirs and misinformation." "Nic Cage loves it, he's crazy about it. He thought it was great. He said:" Go on! "He was immediately honored by the whole process. Joe Dangerfield sent me nice emails about how much he loved it and how much Rodney Dangerfield would have loved it. "
Maher also read a passage from the book that he pointed out that parodies are so difficult these days. You can't be ahead of how weird shit is. "Maher read from an extract of an alien invasion and said," In the end, Kanye West says: 'You don't have to be afraid. You speak to me with supernatural voices. I am one with their jam. "And I'm not sure he didn't say that this week!"
"It's a very strange thing that parody becomes very parallel to reality," said Carrey. "But we have to mark these things, you know. [Kanye West] is one of the great characters of our zeitgeist right now and I wanted him to have a place in it. No matter what he does. I can't figure it out."
Kanye West recently made headlines for an announced presidential campaign that culminated in a chaotic rally in South Carolina earlier this month. The event, at which West thought about everything from Harriet Tubman's role in the Underground Railroad to his views on abortion, led to a major social media discussion about West's state of mind. West has admitted to being bipolar. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, later came out and asked for empathy when the family was concerned with West mental health.
Carrey previously described his book as follows: "At this point in my artistic life, there is nothing more boring than the idea of writing down the actual events in my life in chronological order. I am trying to expand my brand." That's not that … Jim Carrey in this book is really a representative – he's an avatar of anyone in my position. From the artist, from the celebrity, from the star. This world and all its excesses and gluttony and self-focus and vanity. "