This is the best idea for a web series we’ve heard in awhile. Inside the Actor’s Studio Apartment like Cribs, sort of, if Cribs was just one messy room inhabited by some of your favorite comedians. And let’s face it: Who doesn’t want to see how semi-famous New York actors live?
Take it away, Kristen Schaal!
Proving the adage that if it’s not broke, buy more development deals for it, IFC is parlaying the success of hit shows like Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret into a prime-time marketing strategy with the announcement of two more quirky comedies, announced today.
Congrats to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the Upright Citizen Brigade alums whose web show Broad City is now in development talks for an FX pilot. This is no small part due to both the girl’s hilarity and its major endorsement by UCB founder Amy Poehler.
Now, if only there was a way to talk about this show without immediately pigeonholing it as part of the new “Women are funny too!” push on the part of cable programers–The New Girl, Whitney, and 2 Broke Girls all come to mind– while still recognizing these comedians as the growing contingent of recognizable, hilarious female comedians.
…Nope. Too difficult. How about we just watch the trailer instead, which features Ms. Poehler along with NYC comediennes like Andrea Rosen, Adira Amram, and Kristen Schaal?
New York Comic Con
Today is the official start date of New York’s annual Comic Con, the sad stepbrother of San Diego’s way more famous nerd convention. Still, New York has its fair share of amazing graphic novel writers and artists (which was what Comic Con is all about, right?), and DC and Marvel have spent a good chunk of cash flying out some big name celebrities for panels as well.