This might be the closest thing to a spin-off of the long running and inarguably popular comedy web series The Guild. Aside from stars Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh, we haven’t seen too much of the rest of the cast popping up in other web series, so this one caught our eye.
The Guild director Sean Becker has teamed up with comedian Jeff Lewis (aka Vork on The Guild) for a new web series, The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour. Lewis stars along with a number of guest stars in distinct five-minute comedy sketch for each episode, with only Lewis being the common thread.
“The show came about using sketches that Jeff wrote during his time at the Acme Theater,” Becker told us. “He’s written dozens of sketches that were once performed on the stage but now we’ve adapted them into a web series. We’ve been shooting the show throughout the year in our Guild downtime.”
Some lucky Comic-Con attendees got an early look at the pilot episode this summer, and now with most all of the first season shot and in the can, we have a sneak peek at some stills from the series (below). Most notably it’s one of the first times we’ve seen Vince Caso (Bladez) in another web series, this time co-starring with his sister Tara Caso in an equally pitch perfect deadpan.
The comedy can get a little NSFW—some mild profanity and sexual references—and Becker notes that they will warn viewers at the top of those episodes.
Guest stars in the 10-episode first season:
- Felicia Day (The Guild)
- Vince Caso (The Guild)
- Tara Caso (The Guild)
- Brett Sheridan (The Guild)
- Jamie Kaler (My Boys)
- Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week)
- Tom Konkle (Safety Geeks SVI)
- Kim Evey (Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show)
The series will premiere Tuesday October 12th with a new episode out every week. For now the series will just be released on YouTube, but Becker and Lewis are still shopping for additional distribution partners. Some video promos are expected to be online in the next week, though Becker is “still on The Guild schedule at the moment but we’re about to wrap very soon.”