Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom visited Late Night With Seth Meyers November 29 to talk about her acclaimed musical comedy series for The CW, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, now in its third season.
The show tackles mental health issues, women’s issues, and more through musical satire in the show created by Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) with original music by Bloom and co-writers Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen.
“Songs are not only amazing joke-delivery devices, but they’re also great devices to deliver an idea. Songs are kind of like musical essays,” she says in the video above. “It’s a great way to distill something down.... When you’re dealing with a difficult subject matter, it’s great to be able to get underneath it and appeal to people’s sense of humor.”
During a dream of Rebecca’s (Bloom), Dr. Phil came to her to give her advice—of course, the real Dr. Phil played himself, but he had some revisions to the script. He wanted to say what he would really say to Rebecca. “I almost cried. It was so real and so true and so much better than what we had,” she says.