Spike TV Presents a New Sketch Comedy Series 'The Lance Krall Show' Debuts Spring 2005
Stars Lance Krall, Best Known to Viewers as Kip From Spike TV's Original
Comedy/Reality Series 'The Joe Schmo Show'
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 -- What happens when Spike TV
gets a bunch of talented comedians, who also happen to be good friends,
together, gives them a camera and free license to create whatever they want
for a new television series? You get the original non-scripted sketch comedy
series "The Lance Krall Show." Lance Krall is not only the star of this new
series that bears his name, but he is also the series creator, writer,
director and executive producer.
Rory Rosegarten also serves as executive producer. This new weekly
half-hour series debuts on Spike TV in Spring 2005 with eight episodes.
With innovative comedic abilities including dead-on accurate
impersonations and physical humor, Lance Krall and his hilarious ensemble cast
fuse humor, biting satire and a host of wacky original characters to create a
show that will stretch the bounds of sketch comedy and what a non-scripted
television series can be.
"Lance has incredible comedic abilities, which was clearly evident to us
in his portrayal of Kip on our hit original series 'The Joe Schmo Show'," says
Kevin Kay, Executive Vice President of Production and Programming for Spike
TV. "His guy brand of humor and his natural comedy instincts are right on
target for our audience."
"The Lance Krall Show" will feature bits revolving around roommates,
samurai, first dates, refugees, the Mafia, televangelists, musical numbers,
dead pets, amateur reporters, prank phone-calls as celebrities, fake psychics,
hot chicks from outer-space, ninjas battling lunch ladies and tennis pros
battling archers, among others. In addition to Krall, the show includes
comedy veterans Sarah Baker, Phil Cater, Annie Humphrey, Rob Poynter, Michael
Sweeney, Loren Tarquinio and Anna Vocino.
Lance Krall is a founding member of Atlanta's most popular improv comedy
group, The Whole World Theater. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Krall
was cast by Steve Martin as a series regular on his variety show "The Downer
Channel" for NBC. Other television appearances include "Monk" and "The Cindy
Margolis Show." However, Krall might best be known to television viewers for
his role as "Kip, The Gay Guy" on Spike TV's original comedy/reality series,
"The Joe Schmo Show." Krall also has made his own directorial debut, the short
film "Party Animals" about a group of wannabes in Hollywood. The film
premiered at the LA International Short Film Festival and at 2004's Slamdance
in Park City, Utah.
Peilin Chou, Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, serves as the
Executive in Charge of Production for "The Lance Krall Show." Kevin Kay is
the Executive Vice President, Production & Programming for Spike TV.
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