Crackle Premieres Three Original Web Series And New C-Spot Line-up
-- THE RASCAL (Mondays) is an action packed over-the-top comedy starring Jay Rondot as a small time criminal who attempts to graduate to the big leagues by selling nuclear fusion secrets to the highest bidder. Using any means necessary, his twin brother (also played by Rondot) leads the federal government's manhunt to thwart his efforts. Rondot and Ross Novie created and executive produce THE RASCAL. The web series is produced by Rondovie Industries.
-- THAT GUY (Tuesdays) is a new comedy web series that utilizes uncomfortable humor (a la THE OFFICE) about ... well, that guy. Do you know the guy who talks way too loudly on his cell phone? Or the one who takes way too long to order? The guy who wears a cowboy hat to every party? Or even better, the guy who can insult everyone he makes small talk with at a dinner party? Then you know That Guy. Matt Vascellaro and Kent Haines created and exec produce the web series. THAT GUY is produced by Vascellaro/Haines.
-- OWEN BENJAMIN PRESENTS (Wednesdays) encompass a combination of How-To segments, music videos, and other online vignettes from actor/comedian/Internet video genius Owen Benjamin. While How-To guides may come a dime-a-dozen, they rarely address topics that one can apply to awkward real-life situations. Benjamin offers his own unique take and expertise in successfully dealing with uncomfortable situations that range from "How to get your one-night-stand to leave" to "How to tell your friend he has bad breath" and "How to fake a talent," among others. Additionally, Benjamin makes his parents proud by putting his musical talents (and real-life training as a classical pianist) to good use in hilarious music videos that showcase his original songs. The web series was created and is executive produced by Owen Benjamin, and is produced by Owen Benjamin, Inc.
-- THE ROADENTS (Thursdays) is the returning web series best described as THE ODD COUPLE meets EASY RIDER for the YouTube generation. This 2D and 3D animated-hybrid, improvisational comedy series centers on two guinea pigs, Pee Pee and Buttercup, that hit the road in a 1983 Winnebago. THE ROADENTS is exec produced by Kelli Bixler and produced by Kristofer Updike. The web series is produced by Bix Pix Ent.
-- COMEDY GUMBO (Fridays) is a new sketch show made especially for those who don't have time to watch a sketch show. Commercial parodies, bizarre characters, short films, sketches, and one-off jokes comprise each 2-4 minute hysterical episode that you just have to see to understand. Comedy Gumbo was created and is executive produced by Payman Benz and Sean Becker. Ten episodes of the web series are produced by Awkward Pictures.
-- MR. JUSTICE & POWERFUL GIRL (weekends) is a new reality-comedy web series that documents the benevolent efforts of two superheroes who give unsolicited help to strangers in need. While some might describe their missions as ridiculous, these two make every effort to better society one small task at a time. MR. JUSTICE & POWERFUL GIRL was created by Ross McCall and Aaron Peters. The web series is produced by their production company, Whiteboard Ent.