In 2006, they released their debut album, The Farewell Album, produced by John Spiker, bassist of Tenacious D.
Yi was featured in the video "Song Away" by Hockey. In January 2010, Yi performed a duet about break-up lines (the opposite of pick-up lines) with Demetri Martin on the episode "2" for the Comedy Central sketch series Important Things with Demetri Martin.
” And I came to Nick Jasenovec with the idea, and he was like, “Oh, you should be on camera, because you’re skeptical, and it’d be funny to see it through your eyes.” I was like, “I don’t know about that.” “Oh, what if you fell in love? ” One, I’m really uncomfortable to be on camera, and two, I don’t know about dating in front of a camera for the purpose of a documentary. I was like, “That was awesome.” [Laughs.] JJ: There’s a certain cheesiness that I think Jasenovec wanted to…
I was like, “That’s creepy.” And so from there, we were like, “Oh, what if we made a movie about that, so that’s all fiction, and use the documentary portions to brace the film, and hopefully make it have a bit more weight to it? It’s a simple love story between them, and he was like, “But I don’t want to just do, like, the three-act structure, a kind of cheesy romantic comedy.” And so I think the documentary stuff is supposed to break that up, so it’s a way to tell a very simple story.
However, the duet was cut from the final edit of the episode.
The film follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about a subject she does not understand: love.
Michael Austin Cera was born on June 7, 1988 in Ontario, Canada. His mother Linda is from Quebec and father Luigi Cera is from Sicily.
Cera is the only son of three children - he has one older sister, Jordan, who he describes as a "really good painter" and a younger sister, Molly, who is a "really good writer".2.
Thus the film is part interview segments (sometimes aided by puppets) and part footage of Cera and Yi’s adorably strained courtship. Club sat down with Johnson and Yi—whose credits include a stint in Knocked Up—to discuss the film’s deafening Sundance buzz, love stories, and the pair’s penchant for pulling the wool over viewers’ eyes. But we were hoping, I guess, that if someone didn’t know going in what was real and what was not, maybe they would be more invested with the love story, and feel something more. When it’s over, we wanted everyone to be like, “All right.” CY: “Okay, you went for the ride, I hope you enjoyed it.” JJ: Hopefully you liked it enough, and hopefully the documentary affected the—you actually cared more about Charlyne and Mike, because you thought maybe it’s real. AVC: How did you reach the decision to meld the documentary with scripted material?
But then the credits roll, “Nick Jasenovec played by Jake Johnson” appears onscreen, and the whole thing starts to seem fishy. But then at the end, it says “Nick Jasenovec played by Jake Johnson.” So it’s not like we were totally fooling them. CY: Well, I didn’t sit around eating hamburgers all day.