Grace Helbig is a cutie-pie. She’s the star of MyDamnChannel‘s new daily, freeform vlog, Daily Grace, delivering commentary on video premieres, featured clips and life behind the scenes at the new media studio. The show consists primarily of free-flowing banter from the early-20-something writer, improv artist, actress and comedian who previously read dirty and gruesome Bedtime Stories.
MyDamn is the new media studio marked by established talent, but media-veteran CEO Rob Barnett is also a skilled new-talent-vetter. ### According to sources at MyDamnChannel, Grace was "vlogging away anonymously" when Barnett tapped her for Bedtime Stories. He and colleagues liked Grace’s "vibe" so much that they knew they needed to create a show just for her.
Well-done. Grace doesn’t need to any particular topic or expertise to stay engaging; she reminds me of BFF from NBC’s now defunct dotcomedy whose charm is in her musings of the banal. And she’s a good reminder of all the other interesting, creative content on MyDamnChannel.
How’s that for a segue?
MyDamn’s other surprise hit, You Suck at Photoshop, is slated to relaunch on June 27 with the return of the embittered Donnie Hoyle who had vanished after episode 10.
And the third season of David Wain’s wacky Wainy Days premieres on June 16th, with a long list of A-list guest stars including Elizabeth Banks, Lee Majors, Janeane Garofalo, Jeffrey Ross, Ed Helms, Alicia Witt, Saffron Burrows, Elizabeth Reaser, A.D. Miles, Mather Zickel, Zandy Hartig, Lucy Punch, Matt Ballard, Christine Lakin, Xander Berkeley, Sarah Clarke, Jorma Taccone and Joe Lo Truglio. Damn!
Congrats to our friends at MyDamnChannel for "over 24 million views," and for continuing to draw truly impressive talent to the new entertainment medium.