Mascots trailer: Christopher Guest’s new Netflix comedy looks like a lot of fun

Chris O'Dowd, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch and more star

Christopher Hooton
Friday 02 September 2016 08:14 BST
Mascots - Official Trailer

Mascots are inherently surreal and often pretty terrifying (you may remember Partick Thistle’s Kingsley), so they’re an ideal source of comedy for This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show creator Christopher Guest.

Last month we brought you the first image from the Netflix film, and today the first trailer has dropped.

There are some solid gags in there and some hilarious mascots, my favourite being Chris O’Dowd’s ‘The Fist’.

Mascots is described as taking place ‘in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Gold Fluffy.’

It’s unclear from the trailer what kind of emotion will be underlying the film, but it’s sure to be filled with laughs.

Mascots has a very impressive cast *deep breathe*: Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Christopher Moynihan, Don Lake, Brad Williams, Zach Woods, Chris O’Dowd, Susan Yeagley, Sarah Baker, Tom Bennett, Kerry Godliman, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, Maria Blasucci, John Michael Higgins, and Jim Piddock.

It launches globally on Netflix on 13 October 2016 and will get its premiere at this month's London Film Festival.

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