Great news for fans of John C. Reilly's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule: Dr. Brule is getting his very own Adult Swim special next month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reilly will return as Brule in a half-hour special called Bagboy set to air on Friday, February 20th at 12:30am. Here's what we can expect from the all-Brule special:
Several years ago, Brule starred in a sitcom pilot titled Bagboy about the employees and customers of Meyer’s Superfoods. In this pilot, he plays a bag boy who attempts to thwart a shoplifter while vying for the affections of a cashier named Daisy. Alas, Channel 5 ultimately shelved [...]
The production company PFFR, headlined by the infinitely unconventional Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alison Levy, have produced some of the most unique, challenging, (and naturally) hated programs to have graced Adult Swim, a channel already known for different, more absurd programming. In the past, PFFR created such brilliant experiments in television like MTV2’s Sesame Street-skewing, public-enraging Wonder Showzen, the CGI New Age-spouting, low-rated Xavier: Renegade Angel, or the most “mainstream” of their programs, Delocated, a series whose star is wearing a ski mask and has his voice modulated for its entirety.
But their latest entry, the Southern gothic, soap opera-aping, The Heart, She Holler, almost immediately proved that it [...]
From the mind of Paul Scheer, here's the latest infomercial to air at Adult Swim at 4:00am, this time for the luxurious destination known as "The Frank Pierre Resort & Casino." While the resort is, in fact, built on sacred Native American land, Frank Pierre (played by Newsreaders' Ray Wise) personally guarantees that the entire compound is "100% not haunted by ghosts."
"I think it was a shower idea – just simply the idea of a show sitcom open that doesn't stop. It made me laugh. But I didn't think it could work for 11 minutes so I didn't do anything with it. Then my coworker Jim Fortier (Squidbillies) told the idea to Mike Lazzo (head of Adult Swim) at a party and he laughed. So I decided to go for it. I told Mike I wasn't sure it could work for 11 minutes – just adding actors. Mike said even Andy Kaufman would only do that for about 4 minutes – and then I needed to start zigging and zagging. He [...]
Both professionally and physically, Eric Andre has paid his dues. From boring commercial work, to thankless standup gigs, to working as a Geico Caveman at live events, Andre has done what it takes to make his dream of a twisted, absurdist, ferocious talk show a reality. The Eric Andre Show brings celebrity guests from all across the entertainment spectrum into a DIY, punk rock interview format that flips the traditional ways of late night talk shows on their heads. The path to success has been paved with constant damage, both to the frequently abused set of the show and Andre's body itself. This willful self-destruction, while incredibly entertaining, serves to [...]