Five reasons you should watch Jared Posts a Personal
The indie Web comedy series is back, and funnier than ever
Wed Jun 4 2014
1. It’s funny as hell
The show’s recently released second season is hysterical, flipping between pinpoint-accurate pastiches of thirtysomething Brooklyn life (especially the singles scene) and straight-up, boozy weirdness.
2. The writers have a legit sketch-comedy background
Writer-stars Nick Ciavarella, Jared Warner, pictured, and Tim Dean were all founding members of sketch group Murderfist. “We stick to the script as closely as possible,” says Ciavarella. “We’ve all given improv a shot and most of us are terrible at it. Now we take potshots at improvisers from our comfy perch up here in Prewritten and Revised Comedy Land. We mock what we don’t understand.”
3. It’s a real Brooklyn show
The series has very little budget, so several bars in the area—you may recognize Cain’s Tavern in Bushwick— allow the gang to shoot in their spaces, “so long as we clean up after ourselves,” laughs Ciavarella. “For Season 2, we also asked tons of local bands if we could use their music.”
4. There are a lot of familiar faces
Fans of the NYC comedy scene should watch out for multiple cameos, including the likes of Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Uninspired’s Becky Yamamoto.
5. It might be made into a TV show
“We’re in the middle of writing a full-fledged half-hour pilot,” says Ciavarella. In other words, watch it now if you want to say you liked the show before it was cool. It doesn’t get more Brooklyn than that.
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