For fans of comedy from the fringes, here’s a promo for Tim & Eric’s first spin-off, “Check It Out with Dr. Steve Brule,” starring John C. Reilly in the title role. The show has premiere date of August 23rd on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, assuming the Internet isn’t lying to me.
Now, I love the mutant role Adult Swim plays in the great big universe of comedy, but there’s some stuff that’s just too weird for me, and I think this is going to fall into that realm. For their Old Spice commercials alone, Tim and Eric are brilliant, but a lot of the humor on “Awesome Show Great Job!” doesn’t resonate with me. Same thing with “The Mighty Boosh” — at a certain point, I’m too distracted by how strange the show is to pay attention to the humor. Like, can you guys tell a joke about killing a hooker already? That’s why “Archer” is my bread and butter.