The Whitest Kids U'Know
However, the one show that I definitely will watch today is The Whitest Kids U'Know on Fuse at 11 pm. I've mentioned them before, but now you all really need to pay attention.
One of the Whitest Kids, Trevor, is a friend of mine and used to be a fellow NBC Page just a mere three years ago. Now, his face is plastered on billboards in Times Square and Sunset Boulevard. His secret? A fairly complicated algorithm I'm unable to disclose here. Oh, and there's the seven years of hard work Trevor and his comedy troupe have put in, performing every Sunday at Piano's, a bar on the Lower East Side (and they still do, you can even catch them there this Sunday).
Their big break came last year when they won the Best Sketch Award at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. Variety then dubbed them one of the top ten comics to watch. They quickly scored a deal with Paramount to write, direct and act in their own movie, released an album, and obviously, they also got their own show on Fuse, executive produced by Jim Biederman of Kids in the Hall fame.
Not. Too. Shabby.
Kind of makes you take a look at what you've accomplished over the past three years. Personally, this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Harry Potter has been a son of a bitch...
Anyway, reviews of the show have been pretty favorable so far, but decide for yourself, here are a few clips from tonight's episode:
My Favorite WKUK Music Videos:
We Gon' Make Love
My Favorite WKUK Sketches:
Look What I Bought
The New Thing
*Side note: if the above "New Thing" sketch looks familiar, it's because Budweiser ripped it off in their Super Bowl commercial. It actually made headlines, including Page Six. The Kids now only drink Coors.
My Favorite WKUK Live Sketches:
If you guys like what you see here, check out their website for more videos. Not only are these guys some of the whitest and funniest guys I know, but they are also the nicest. They really do deserve all their recent success and more. So again, tune into Fuse TODAY at 11 pm for the season premiere of The Whitest Kids U'Know.
*UPDATE: SPD reader, Jordan C., recently emailed me a short comedy film he made with Sam Brown of WKUK. It's called Tim Warner: A Life in the Clouds, click here and check it out!
*UPDATE: Recently spoked to Trevor of WKUK, and he informed me that the show's premiere did EIGHT TIMES the numbers of Fuse's previous ratings in that timeslot!! Hopefully this means a second season is in store... tune in next week to keep supporting!