Comedy Central is taking animation to the mike by mixing it with stand-up comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cabler today launches a series of animated interstitials that will showcase the comic stylings of Dennis Leary, Janeane Garofalo, Jay Mohr, Jeffrey Ross, Dane Cook, Greg Fitzsimmons and Patrice O’Neal.
The spots, produced by Leary’s and Jim Serpico’s Apostle Pictures, will consist of 15-60 second excerpts from Apostle’s animated half-hour pilot House Arrest, which may get picked up as a series.
House Arrest, created by Eric Brown, Tom Sellitti and Serpico, sees home-bound underachievers parked on a couch where they do nothing but watch animated stand-up acts on TV. The interstitials will air at least once per hour throughout the day during May and June.