Kevin Smith Has A Summer Comedy Job at Fox

Posted by at 11:34 am on February 5, 2013

ShortcomsIf you want to see Kevin Smith this summer, keep an eye on Fox. He clued us in on his Facebook page this morning that he, and also perhaps Shannen Doherty who he last worked with on Mallrats, will be appearing on the Shortcoms Comedy Hour. If you want to be in the audience, you can even get tickets.

Last July, when the first announcement was made, the exact number of episodes for The Short-Com Comedy Hour had not been locked in yet but was expected to be between 6-9. Each hourlong episode will include four “short-coms.” Each will be created and self-produced by a standup comedian with the intention for them to write a character for themselves in the one-act scenes. “Those characters will be informed by aspects by of the comedians’ personal lives,” Fox’s co-head of comedy Suzanna Makkos said.

The show is envisioned as both a contemporary spin on multi-camera comedy and an alternative development platform for the network, a showcase for comedic talent and incubator for future multi-camera comedy series created by and starring standup comedians. “We are basically ripping open the traditional scripted comedy development process with The Short-Com Comedy Hour,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly said. “Our end goal is to provide distinct comedy voices with a world-class platform to experiment, grow and perfect their ideas and to hopefully build them into mainstream comedy hits in the future.”

 

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