In an interview with The Wrap breaking down final week’s episode, author, director, and star Bill Hader broke down the hilarious second when Barry seems to Christian podcasting for absolution earlier than going to kill his previous performing trainer, Gene (Henry Winkler). “That’s his journey of ‘Is it a sin?'” Hader stated. “You know, ‘Now I’m this guy but my old self used to sin,’ so again it’s less about religion to me and more about [how] you can find anything on the internet, whatever your view is.” Barry actually does; he begins off listening to a pastor who says homicide is a sin, then finds one other with extra malleable views, earlier than lastly ending up with Nick St. Angelo, a particularly questionable hockey participant turned-pastor who says some killings are sanctioned by God.
The pastor in query is definitely performed by comic Bill Burr, whereas a “Saturday Night Live” castmate and “Barry” crew member took on the roles of the much less bloodthirsty pastors. “It’s just him actually searching things that are correct, murder is a sin, and he’s gotta go down the wormhole to find this ex-hockey player who’s somehow a pastor,” Hader instructed The Wrap with amusing. “That’s Bill Burr, by the way, he’s Pastor Nick. The first pastor is our composer Dave Wingo and then the second pastor is James Austin Johnson from ‘Saturday Night Live’ and they all did amazing jobs.” Johnson is an element of the present “SNL” lineup and is probably finest identified for his spot-on Donald Trump impression.