October 26, 2010 09:07 ET
Comedy Series “The Dick and Jane Show” to Launch Second Season
Internet Sensation Delivers Laughs, Hits, and Blue Popcorn Balls Will Screen at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, November 3rd
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) – YouTube has brought us dancing guinea pigs, drunken rants and karate-kicking babies. And now it’s given us another phenomenon, The Dick and Jane Show. Since its debut episode, which averaged around 85,000 hits, this quirky comedy has quickly gained a cult following of the adventures of a husband and wife in an idealized suburban 1960s. And with eight episodes already under its belt, The Dick and Jane Show has proved it’s no flash in the web with the launch of the second season on November 2nd, with new episodes every three weeks.
Filled with sly innuendo, delivered dead on or dead pan by lead actors Elvis Winterbottom and Katie Dean, imagine I Love Lucy meets Saturday Night Live. You’ll either be laughing out loud, or wondering, “Did I just hear what I think I did?”
Said executive producer and actress Katie Dean, “YouTube has become the breeding ground for new talent and stories that would otherwise never have a public audience. That’s why we decided that The Dick and Jane Show would fit perfectly there.”
Indeed, with Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy, and Justin Halpern’s Twitter feed Sh*t My Dad Sayscoming to network TV, the internet is the place to be, and The Dick and Jane Show is the next must see comedy series. Each seven minute episode averages around 20,000 hits, with comic situations ranging from a “Yo Momma contest” to a home invasion by “The New Guy” to Jane’s famous popcorn balls, dyed to match the occasion (red for Halloween or blue for July 4th). The series is also being developed as a comedy series for television.
Their latest episode received over 8,000 hits in just 12 days. The sheer, subtle genius of the show was also recognized as an official selection in the coveted New Media Film Festival in May and was recently named a semi-finalist in NextTV Entertainment’s on-line NextTV Web Series Competition. The Dick and Jane Show will screen at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival November 3rd at Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles.
Conceived and written by Elvis Winterbottom, The Dick and Jane Show represents Elvis’ love of Improv. A student of Del Close, he has starred in over 30 plays and musicals, as well as countless stand-up comedy performances. A true character actor, he has also been in 40 films since moving from his hometown of Chicago to L.A.
Much like the character she plays, Katie Dean loves cookbooks, flea markets and arts and crafts when not acting as executive producer and lead actress on The Dick and Jane Show. With a passion for comedy, she moved to L.A. from the Midwest, where she met Elvis Winterbottom at The Acting Center, and a sensation was born.
A creative addition to The Dick and Jane Show producing team includes actors Sevier Crespo (Larry) who performed in and produced the film Fastlane and Jessica Drolet (Rose) who studies at Los Angeles based Acting Center and can be seen in the upcoming feature film Freedom for Joe.
The on-line raves have continued with an all-star supporting cast, including Houston Graham (The New Guy) seen in Bones, Pancho’s Pizza and Sondeheim’s Assassin; Jim Meskimen (Rules of Engagement, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Parks and Recreation); Tait Ruppert (Fat Actress, Swordfish); and Dan Jablons (Curb Your Enthusiasm). And the accolades also extend to cameraman Tom Myrdahl, who has been a director of photography for over 25 years, and has won eight Telly Awards and two Ava awards for his commercial and internet work.
Tune in to The Dick and Jane Show’s newly created website by Right Foot Media.
Right Foot Media http://www.rightfootmedia.com/ | 866-341-3821
The Dick and Jane Show is represented by:
The Brakefield Company | http://www.thebrakefieldcompany.com/