The worldwide web is getting funnier, with innovative web series that target short attention spans. Even as we tune into Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns, Elaine Carroll’s Very Mary-Kate and Siddharth Mallya’s Sid Sessions (the second season is expected to begin soon), here are two others you can follow.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Jon Stewart, Alec Baldwin and even Sarah Jessica Parker. Jerry Seinfeld has been busy getting coffee with these comedians on his web-series. The latest season kicked off last week with old friend Julia Richard Dreyfus. Cruising with cappuccinos in hand, the two discuss everything from the right temperature for the beverage and marriage, to Seinfeld’s lacking interpersonal skills. It was dominated though, by ‘remember when’ moments, including a time when a story idea from the host got Dreyfus bawling as she was pregnant and emotional at the time. Watch out for the Hilary Swank cameo, plus Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jim Carrey are expected to be on the show soon.
Pitchers: Online youth entertainment network, The Viral Fever (TVF), has launched its newest web-series, the very dry and droll Pitchers. With a cast that includes Naveen Kasturia, Abhay Mahajan, Jitendra Kumar and Arunabh Kumar, the founder and CEO of TVF, it sheds light on India’s growing entrepreneurial scene. The show follows four bored engineers from different companies who come together to kick off their own start-up. It realistically explores the ups and downs of such a venture and features the now-popular phrase, Tu beer hai!, in its first episode. Though likened to the popular American TV show Silicon Valley, writer Biswapati Sarkar insists that Pitchers is not satire. Rather, he says it “focusses on the ambitious and inspirational side of an Indian entrepreneur’s journey”. Stay tuned for the next episode on June 17, on both TVFPlay.com and YouTube.