Atom.com rolled out another raunchy and offbeat comedy web series last week, proving that penis jokes and sex talk are still surefire ways to crank out views. My Best Friend is My Penis, stars Jonathan Togo (CSI: Miami) and Will Carlough in a buddy story that’s both original and all too familiar — a man (Togo) who’s best friend (Carlough) is literally his wise-cracking male appendage named “Will.”
As is typical with some of the hotter series on Viacom-owned Atom, the series will air on Comedy Central’s weekly late-night half hour AtomTV block on December 8th. Togo and Carlough wrote the series and produced along with the new media division at Crossroads Films. Carlough is a longtime Atom video auteur known for a number of breakouts including his “Tarkin ‘n Friends,” which took the prize for Best comedy in the 2008 Star Wars Movie Challenge.
I caught up with Will to chat about the series and how it was working with long-time friend Jonathan. “Togo and I have known each other since our freshman year of college, when we were in a band called Skabba The Hut.” (We looked a little more into Skabba The Hut and apparently you can still get to their old MySpace page.)
We wanted to know what led to their choice of partnering with Crossroads on the project. “We ended up talking to a bunch of production companies,” Carlough tells me, “and Dave Title at Crossroads was the coolest guy we talked with, so we went with them. So, in short, we didn’t think it out that well, but it worked out, fortunately.”
When asked about more episodes in store for the series? “I mean, we’d love to make more,” says Carlough. “That’s all up to Atom and Comedy Central.” (Translation: it depends how many views it gets.) With episode one (above) already touching on 100,000 views since its release and Episode 2 at just over 12,000, it could use a little help.
The serial-auteur Carlough is nonetheless hard at work on his next project which he couldn’t yet divulge publicly. “I do have something super secret in the works and that’s all I can say, other than there’s a hint to what it is in this sentence,” hinted Carlough.