D'Arcy Carden on "A League of Their Own." : Bullseye with Jesse Thorn D'Arcy Carden joins Bullseye to talk about her newest project, A League of Their Own. Amazon's newest series is based on the 1992 movie of the same name. Like the movie, the show tells the story of The Rockford Peaches, an all-women professional baseball team in World War II. When the show begins, it's clear the Rockford Peaches face a tough season, filled with long bus rides, difficult player trades and all the other baggage of being a wartime baseball team. The show reunites Carden with her longtime improv collaborator Abbi Jacobson, who co-created and stars in the series. A League of Their Own debuts August 12 on Amazon Prime.

D'Arcy Carden

D'Arcy Carden

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Our guest this week is D'Arcy Carden, from The Good Place and HBO's Barry.

Approximately 10 years ago, D'Arcy was working her way around the comedy scene. She started out performing a lot of improv. She'd get smaller parts on TV shows like Inside Amy Schumer or Veep or Broad City. She also worked as a nanny for several years. Her boss? Future co-star Bill Hader. In 2016, she got the part that would change her life: Janet, the all-knowing, omnipotent, unfailingly cheerful assistant on The Good Place. The Good Place was a hit – millions of viewers, 14 Emmy nominations, including one for D'Arcy.

And while The Good Place was going strong, D'Arcy started appearing on another critically acclaimed hit TV show: Barry. Created by and starring her former boss, Bill Hader, the show just wrapped up its third season on HBO. D'Arcy plays the aspiring actor-turned assistant-turned showrunner Natalie Greer.

D'Arcy sat with Bullseye to talk about her newest project, A League of Their Own. Amazon's newest series is based on the 1992 movie of the same name. Like the movie, the show tells the story of The Rockford Peaches, an all-women professional baseball team in World War II. D'Arcy's character Greta plays first base on the Peaches. When the show begins, it's clear the Rockford Peaches face a tough season, filled with long bus rides, difficult player trades and all the other baggage of being a wartime baseball team. The show also reunites Carden with her longtime improv collaborator Abbi Jacobson, who co-created and stars in the show.

A League of Their Own debuts August 12 on Amazon Prime.