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Akiva Schaffer Interview: 'The Watch' Director Talks Aliens, 'MacGruber 2' and Life After SNL

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by Jennings Roth Cornet July 25, 2012 08:14 AM
Akiva Schaffer at the premiere of 'The Watch' Photo Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages
This weekend Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade and Jonah Hill are all that stands between us and a global apocalypse whose epicenter is suburban U.S.A., Costco, to be specific. So best stock up on your bulk items and close all accounts with your loved ones.
SNL’s Digital Shorts mastermind Akiva Schaffer directs the foursome in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi comedy ‘The Watch,’ a film that  follows a neighborhood watch group as they attempt to stave off an alien invasion. We had the opportunity to speak with the director recently about transitioning away from his work on SNL, attempting to wrangle his cast and keeping a foothold in online comedy.