The world of social media has its occasional laughs thanks to viral videos, Twitter, and the occasional embarrassing pic posted by a close frenemy. Comedy Central thinks they can make social networking deliver on the funny on a fairly consistent basis. The cable network has just greenlighted a TV social totally dedicated to the social networking and its daily goings-on.
The show is called “Dwaynebook” and will be hosted by stand up comedian Dwayne Perkins. According to TheWrap.com, Perkins has a solid resume. In addition to filming a half-hour special on Comedy Central, Perkins has also appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
The show will be performed in front of a green screen similar to “Tosh 2.0,” another Comedy Central show that relies on viral video to bring the funny. In addition to the green screen antics, there will also be traditional sketch comedy with recurring characters (think “The Daily Show” or “In Living Color”). In fact, they’re currently casting for the role of “Angela” the sexy research assistant that puts the rest of the staff on edge.
In addition to hosting the show, Perkins will be acting as executive producer. The show is scheduled to begin shooting by the end of August, but since it’s still a pilot, noting has been set in stone except the filming of the initial episode. After that, we can only cross our fingers and hope that Perkins and crew can bring enough guffaws, giggles, and belly laughs to get the go-ahead to film an entire season.Category: Featured, Social Networking | Tags: Comedy Central, Dwayne Perkins, In Living Color, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Social Networking, television, The Daily Show, The Late Late Show with Colin Ferguson, The Late Show, Tosh 2.0, twitter, viral videos