'Glitch in the System' mocks gamer culture
Dean Valentine’s Comedy.com is launching three more Web skeins this week, including “Glitch in the System,” by Daily Variety scribe Ben Fritz; “Do Unto Others,” an adaptation of the humor tome of the same name; and “Incognegro,” by “The Colbert Report” contributor Jordan Carlos.
“Glitch in the System,” a weekly skein, pokes fun at gamer culture and news with sketches, interviews and parodies. It will be produced and co-written by Fritz, who also produces “The Hollywoody Show” for the site. Comedian Jacob Sirof is co-writer and host.
Fritz has previously consulted on G4’s “Code Monkeys” and written for Comedy Central, E! and AMC. He covers videogames for Daily Variety.
“Do Unto Others” revolves around the fine art of annoying roommates, co-workers and loved ones. Co-scribe Justin Heimberg will meld hidden-camera and instructional techniques in the skein. Heimberg, who also penned tomes in the “Would You Rather…?” humor series, has several comedies set up at studios and will be writing for Fox’s “Family Guy” spinoff, “The Cleveland Show.”
“Incognegro” revolves around a light-skinned black man’s quest to find out how to be “blacker” and fit in among his people. Carlos has a recurring role as Stephen Colbert’s black friend Alan on the Comedy Central skein.