IFC has hosted webseries for the past several years as part of a project called Comedy Crib.
Today, the cable TV network announced not only two new webseries for it, but also a half-hour time slot on TV. Comedy Crib: The Show will debut at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, with new episodes airing weekly thereafter.
IFC’s Comedy Crib includes 30 different webseries that’ll contribute shorts to the weekly half-hour TV show, including Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer, sketch group Women, Funny People Reading Books, Faeries, Bottled, and Boxed In. starring comedian Amy York Rubin, and many more will air in each packaged half-hour episode. The two newest editions to the Crib are Quirks and The Mirror.
Descriptions from IFC:
Animated and voiced by comedian Kevin Tosi, Comedy Crib’s new animated series Quirks follows three friends who get themselves into precarious situations, including babysitting a parakeet, surviving the cold and meeting a superhero. The three-episode series will be accompanied by two stand-alone videos “Home Alone: Tea Time” and “Jesus Washes Some Feet.” In addition to animating and voicing the series, Tosi also wrote, directed, and produced Quirks.
Created and produced by Wham City!, The Mirror is a spoof of televangelist educational programming with both improvised and scripted humor. Starring and produced by Wham City!’s Cricket Arrison, Ben O’Brien, Alan Resnick and Robby Rackleff, the six-episode series is The Jim Bakker Show meets Mister Rogers Neighborhood sprinkled with elements of internet conspiracy videos. Rackleff also served as director and co-writer, alongside What City!’s Dina Kelberman. Wham City! is a comedy & video collective based in Baltimore known for their bizarre viral videos and absurdist presentational performances.