This is your first time in New Zealand. What can we expect from the show?
Nick: On one hand it's really a full biology seminar in terms of the male and female genitalia, combined with a full compendium - sort of a TED talk and beyond - of sexual positions. And then seven or eight really great songs that are super-fun. Some of them are romantic and some of them are absolutely filthy ... More leaning towards filthy.
Megan: It's pretty loose. We do quite a bit of improvisation every night.
It sounds like your show might be the definition of TMI (too much information)?
Nick: Well, it kind of depends on what kind of information you like.
Megan: Or maybe NEI - not enough! I think comedy in and of itself is an over-share.
Nick: We originally had a slide show involved with the biology lesson and that was probably taking it a bit too far, some really excellent highly detailed photographs that we've been asked to leave by the wayside.
What inspired you to do a show like this together?
Nick: We engineered the whole idea because we were both having fun touring and travelling and working as entertainers, and the one downside is that we missed each other, and so we created a show that would keep us together but still allow us to have the fun of touring.
The two of you have made a lot of cameos in each other's TV shows - would you ever want to star in a TV show?
Megan: Yeah, we are interested in doing something together. We have an idea for something. But at the moment I'm doing a series and Nick has been doing quite a few movies and other things, so right now we're just a little busy, but once the dust settles we are talking about doing a series together.
Nick: Yeah, a dream project basically. I mean, we're very lucky 'cause we're getting to work on really fun shows with good writing, but we'd love to do that kind of work and live at our house together in Los Angeles, and so a dream would be to do a series together where we'd get to do years of good work, while enjoying our bed and bathrooms.
Nick, you're set to appear in the second season of Fargo. Tell me a bit about your role?
Nick: I'm in about half the episodes and I'm kind of a somewhat humorous sidekick, similar to Bob Odenkirk's role in the first season. I'm the town player, I drink too much and I might be a little bit racist. But, I have an incredibly attractive beard.
Yes, I noticed that you've lost the Ron Swanson moustache.
Nick: Yeah, we went for the polar opposite.
Has it been hard to say goodbye to that character now Parks and Recreation has come to an end?
Nick: There has been some grief involved certainly. I mean it was probably the best long-running role I'll ever have in my life and working with that group of people was incredible. I think Megan had a very similar experience with Will & Grace. Overall, it's so rewarding, that when I think about it, I don't feel grief, I feel gratitude. I think we both just feel so lucky that we got to do something like that, with such an amazing group of artists - because it's so hard to, in the fraught industry of television, to get something good going and keep it going. So I'll always just be really thankful.
I know you really enjoy carving and whittling wood, as does your Parks and Rec character. How much are you like Ron Swanson in real life?
Nick: He's much manlier than I am. He can consume a lot more steak and whisky, certainly, than I can. I live in the real world and have a circulatory system and Ron apparently is some sort of super-human.
Megan, you have a comedy band of your own. Can you tell us about that?
Megan: I have a band called Nancy and Beth - (with) this young actress and musician named Stephanie Hunt. We just finished our first record and that'll be coming out some time within the next few months and I'm really excited about it
Nick: Usually when you hear comedy band, you don't expect the highest level of musicianship, but this band is astonishing and I find their music to be the most delicious candy to my ears.
It sounds like the two of you have a lot on your plate. What's something else you're both really looking forward to together?
Nick: I'm looking forward to full sex, for consummating our marriage.
Megan: Yeah, I've been taking it real, real, slow with him, we haven't quite gotten to fourth base yet, but it'll happen soon.
Nick: I'm so excited.
Megan: Yeah, well, back off 'cause it's gonna be a while.
Nick: Oh! I can't wait!
I'm sure that will be a great moment when that finally happens!
Megan: Yeah, 'why rush?' is my theory.
Who: Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
What: Their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe comedy show
When and where: February 11, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland and February 12, Opera House, Wellington