Kidding premiere streams early on Stan

New Jim Carrey drama Kidding will have an early episode release at 3pm AEST today on Stan.

The series with Catherine Keener, Judy Greer and Cole Allen was due to premiere officially in around a week.

It is directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) with guest stars Justin Kirk and Ginger Gonzaga.

New episodes will continue from September 9

Kidding centres on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality’s family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time,” and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff’s mental state could ruin the branding empire they’ve built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff’s estranged wife and their son is played by Allen.


  1. I just watched it and the vastly underrated acting of Jim Carrey was on full show in what is a difficult part to play. Gee he was impressive.
    It was a little odd as a whole, but I thoroughly enjoyed it… I think I enjoyed that it had that different feel to it.
    There’s a level of sadness permeating through it all that undercuts the comedy. I thought it was a very dark representation of a very broken man who’s struggling to keep it together. I’m really keen for more!

    • Jim Carrey is a brilliant actor when he moves away from playing hyperactive sociopaths, his early successful years have certainly stereotyped him as a slapstick funny man, I suppose his fans don’t want him to change too much but perhaps Jim Carrey should look at Robin Williams later successful career playing a diversity of acting roles without the compulsive humour.

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