Seeso, the criminally cheap, ad-free streaming service we’ve been talking about for months has been steadily rolling out truly hilarious shit since it launched in January. With the weekend coming up, here’s our guide to the Seeso Originals you should catch up on.
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‘Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers’
Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers is a brutally awkward and hilarious mashup of a dating show and man-on-the-street interviews with original sketches, plus true matchmaking like your grandmother used to do (or not), hosted by Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell. The show tackles love, dating and sex in the modern world – and no topic is taboo, as you can see in the above clip. Our favorite line thus far, “Diabetes, if you eat too much chocolate…” Let’s just say, she isn’t talking about Hershey’s. Need I say more?
‘The UCB Show’
If you’re a sketch comedy fan, you need to watch The UCB Show. If you have been to a live UCB show in the past, you get the idea. The UCB Show is a mix of sketches, stand-up, and hilarious characters ranging from some well known talent like Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, and James Adomian to some up and comers in the comedy world. Hosted by UCB founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, most of the acts are veterans from UCB Franklin and Sunset’s monthly best-of sketch nights. If you’re not already sold on The UCB Show, just watch the pitch perfect Bernie Sanders impression above.
‘The Cyanide & Happiness Show’
If you’re not familiar with C&H, it’s an animated comedy series based on the immensely popular webcomic, which managed to cultivated a bonkers online following. It’s twisted, depraved, and socially relevant. It is one of our favorites on Seeso to-date and we cant stop watching it.
‘Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane’
Available in the US for the first time on Seeso — Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane is a musical comedy about two mismatched housemates, Sammy J (a human) and Randy – his purple puppet roommate. It’s a hilariously weird take on the classic buddy comedy, and follows the duo as they bumble through everyday life searching for love, meaning, and the cure for suburban malaise. There’s really nothing else like this show so you should probably just watch it and see for yourself.
‘The Mighty Boosh’
Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding play Howard and Vince in this hilarious Abbott & Costello’esque comedy. The show follows two co-workers as they embark on mindbogglingly surreal adventures with an equally surreal cast of characters. Each season takes place in a new bizarre setting: A zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (season 1); a flat in Dalston co-habitated by the strange Naboo the Mystic and his gorilla familiar, Bollo (seasons 2); and in a second-hand shop called ‘Nabootique’ (season 3). As weird as all of this sounds, you’re probably already familiar with The Mighty Boosh and don’t even know it. Remember the ‘Old Gregg’ sketch that caught fire on the internet all those years ago? Yep, that’s them.
‘Rory Scovel: The Charleston Special’
Directed by Scott Moran, produced by Scovel and shot at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in Charleston, SC, Rory Scovel: The Charleston Special is the comedian at his very best. Standing in front of a giant American flag, Scovel lampoons Charleston for its obsession with its own history, ironically skewers sexist Southerners, and hilariously personifies the days of the week in his patented shouty style. The Charleston Special is high level standup that’s both really smart and really dumb in the best possible way.
Welp, that should set you up for the weekend. But don’t blame us if you fall down a comedy rabbit hole. And this is just the beginning – a slew of new Seeso Originals are dropping over the next few months, including Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, a real estate spoof from the creators of Reno 911! and Comedy Bang! Bang!, Dan Harmon’s HarmonQuest, and a new show featuring Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. So, yeah, there’s a lot of watching to do.
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