Season Two of Assisted Living, a comedy web series chronicling the hilarious misadventures of stand-up comedian Dustin White after his ex throws him out on the streets of Chicago, launches today on the heels of a recent exclusive sponsorship deal with Canada-based video sharing site Unleash Video. The show is created by by writer-director David Miller, whose production company Viral Film Video has garnered over 10 million aggregate views for Season One of Assisted Living and other web series, and incorporates ideas and situations from White’s stand-up comedy act.
“Unleash Video chose Assisted Living as our first exclusive sponsorship, and as the site’s first original series because its mix of sexual appeal with controversial humor, a content niche that we very much love. With so much video content online we needed our site’s first show to be out of the ordinary, even if it meant potentially offending some web viewers,” said Jeremy Campbell, founder of Socially Collaborative Media, Inc., which owns Unleash Video. The show’s edgy material is well balanced by the White’s subtle straight performances.
White had a small role on internet dating web series Pitchman, which was also written and produced by Miller. “While filming season one, I got to know Dustin as an actor and was able to write material that flowed very naturally,” Miller says. “On stage he was much more free and obnoxious than he was in real life, so I decided to develop a show about a guy who was down on his luck which is something a lot of people can identify with, especially in this economy.” White adds, “It’s great to play a character that says whatever pops into his mind without worrying about the consequences.”
Unleash Video will release ten episodes of Assisted Living: Season Two (up from seven in Season One) with intentions to produce third season in the Spring.