The Netfix animated comedy “Big Mouth,” from the beginning, has drawn true comedy greats together for some of the finest voice acting around — any show that can spotlight Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, and Jordan Peele with plenty of room left over for an eclectic guest cast that includes Kristen Bell, Richard Kind, June Diane Raphael and more is to be admired.
Season 2 of the series about pre-teens in the literal grip of their hormones brought back those returning favorites alongside leads Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and Jessi Klein. But in addition, some new blood was added that helped “Big Mouth’s” ensemble rival that of recent favorites like “BoJack Horseman” and true classics like “The Simpsons.” Below is a ranking of the season’s most outstanding new cast members, whose collective experience with prestige dramas and classical theater work was undoubtedly a help while singing about the cruder aspects of growing up.
[Editor’s note: The following contains mild spoilers for "Big Mouth” Season 2.]
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6. John Gemberling (Tyler the Hormone Monster)
Perhaps best known as Abbi’s annoying roommate Bevers on “Broad City,” Gemberling (“Making History,” “Marry Me”) really leaned into the upper range of his register as flailing baby Hormone Monster Tyler, who did his best to help Nick but, much like Nick himself, wasn’t ready for that level of puberty just yet.
5. Bobby Cannavale (Gavin the Hormone Monster)
Gavin the Hormone Monster’s ‘roided up physique and attitude needed a tough guy edge, and thus Cannavale was one of two very welcome new entries in the season finale. The “Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming” star’s inherent macho swagger was perfectly implemented here, even if his promises of extreme adulthood might be a little more mature than what Nick’s ready for.
4. Andy Daly (Dr. Wendy Engle / Motel Pillow)
Anyone who’s listened to the prolific comedian’s Podcast Pilot Project knows that the star of the dearly departed “Review” has an amazing range when it comes to voice acting, so it’s hardly a surprise that he’s barely recognizable as two different roles in the Season 2 premiere. Perhaps playing an easily excitable doctor is within …read more