House Arrest, Comedy Central’s series of 30-second animated interstitials illustrating stand-up comedy gags from top comedians, will be expanded into a regular series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
House Arrest is created by Eric Brown, Tom Sellitti and Jim Serpico, and is produced by Dennis Leary’s and Serpico’s Apostle Pictures. The series will see home-bound underachievers parked on a couch where they do nothing but watch animated stand-up acts on TV.
The interstitials began airing once per hour this month and include animated bits from Leary and fellow stand-ups Janeane Garofalo, Jay Mohr, Jeffery Ross, Dane Cook, Greg Fitzsimmons and Patrice O’Neal.
Lauren Corrao, Comedy Central’s recently appointed Sr. VP of original programming and head of development, spent time at MTV where she saw the Beavis and Butt-Head interstitials grow into a popular series and a hit feature film.
Comedy Central was recently acquired by Viacom and absorbed into its MTV television networks division.