[Interview] Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors)

Ike Barinholtz of Neighbors at SXSW 2014

[This interview was originally published as part of our SXSW 2014 coverage. It is being re-posted to coincide with Neighbors‘ theatrical release.]

Despite being an early, unfinished cut specifically for SXSW, Neighbors is one of the early comedy successes of 2014. Granted, we’re just a quarter of the way in, and the film technically doesn’t come to theaters until May, so it’s a bit unfair for me to proclaim its high graces. Nevertheless, heed my SXSW review of the film as early warning to you comedy fans: Neighbors is absolutely hilarious.

During SXSW 2014, I sat with Neighbors actor Ike Barinholtz to discuss not just his role in the film, but his Chicago roots, working on The Mindy Project, and I even got him to pitch us a movie idea. Ruby Hornet has already put a copyright on the idea, so you better think twice about stealing it from us. Check out the full interview over the next few pages, and remember: Neighbors will be in theaters on May 9th.

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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