THR wrote that several insiders say there is “no causal connection” between the show’s ending and the work environment complaints, but the allegations are both disappointing and ironic given how the nature of the issue. Sources told THR that Chris Kelly “verbally abused the writers and overworked crew and claimed that Schneider allowed his behavior.” The complaints were enough to warrant an internal investigation, and the duo were officially cleared of any wrongdoing. Even still, there’s a bit of gallows humor in finding that a show satirizing unchecked egos and the toxic behavior of people in the entertainment industry… ends after the unchecked ego investigation and the toxic behavior of people in the entertainment industry.
“There’s a lot of Chris and Sarah on the show…I think a lot of their frustration comes from not being on camera,” an insider told THR. “These are two people who started off as improvisers. It’s a show about people who crave fame. Their friends and co-workers have become known…It’s kind of like the show.” Apparently, another source said the working environment was an open secret in the industry, saying, “Other writers tell stories about ‘The Other Two’ writers’ bedrooms like other people tell stories. ghosts.” Yeah. We hope for everyone involved that the show’s ending is just a coincidence, but if working conditions are as bad as they look, we look forward to the future tell-all book that will break it down – preferably written by Mo Ryan.
But in the wise words of Chase Dubek, “You gotta live life to the fullest, because you never know when it’s all over, so you just gotta chase your dreams.”