His animated show, South Park, might be popular across the world, but co-creator Matt Stone doesn’t have any plans to bring the series to the big screen in a live action adaptation. “I just don’t think it would work well. I don’t think we’d ever do a live thing. It wouldn’t be very funny,” says the 40-year-old.
The show is about the exploits of four boys — Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman and Kenny McCormick — in the fictional town of South Park. Currently in its 16th season, it has been famous for taking up controversial topics in its various episodes. Is Stone troubled by the criticism that South Park receives because of this? “No, we always try to tell a story. We don’t start with what could be controversial, and what could make a lot of press. We start with something that’s really funny, and think how we can make a good story out of it,” says Stone.As to his favourite character on the show that airs in India on Comedy Central, Stone says, "My answer is the same as most people: Cartman. He is just an incredible character of contradiction. It’s really hard to create a character that has that many contradictions, but that’s how a lot of great characters are."