The Lonely Island Trio Are Getting A Sketch Comedy Show At FOXPhoto via Getty Images, Mark Davis Comedy News The Lonely Island
The golden trio that gave us “Like A Boss” and “I’m On A Boat” is gifting us with a brand new comedy series, according to Variety.
Executive produced by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, Party Over Here will tackle everything from pop culture to politics, and feature comedy shorts alongside in-studio segments filmed in front of a live audience.
“When we first conceived this idea, we thought of it as a spinoff of Empire,” said The Lonely Island in a statement. “We failed miserably… now it’s much more of a sketch comedy show.”
Back in 2014, The Lonely Island signed a deal to develop potential Fox and FX comedies for digital platforms. This new production appears to be a direct result of that deal.
Nicole Byer (Girl Code), Jessica McKenna (Riot) and Alison Rich (Resident Advisors) are slated to star in the half-hour show, while Samberg, Schaffer, Taccone, Paul Scheer (The League) and Billy Rosenberg are serving as executive producers. One assumes they would also appear on screen at some point.
“The late-night landscape is wildly competitive, and we thought long and hard about the kind of audacious, attention-getting voices we needed,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Andy, Akiva, Jorma, Paul and our three stars—Nicole, Jessica and Alison—are the ideal group of talent to do just that. They’re fearless, original and, of course, very, very funny.”
Party Over Here debuts Saturday, March 12 at 11 p.m., on Fox.