Upright Citizens Brigade Web Series to Skewer 'The Talk,' 'The View' (Exclusive)
“It’s everything you’ve always wanted to see behind the scenes at a women’s talk show … except the topless parts,” comedienne Mo Gaffney says of the project.
Comediennes Mo Gaffney, Nancy Lee Grahn and Morgan Walsh are encouraging a cat fight.
The actresses are set to launch Back Talk, a new web series for UCBcomedy.com, the Upright Citizens Brigade online comedy channel. The show will poke fun at what happens behind the scenes at women's talk shows such as The View and The Talk.
“It’s everything you’ve always wanted to see behind the scenes at a women’s talk show … except the topless parts,” Gaffney said of the series, which is set to begin filming in March with a target May premiere date.
Added Walsh, “Finally, a women’s talk show where no one listens!”
Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Veep) will direct Gaffney (Absolutely Fabulous, House of Lies), Grahn (General Hospital) and Walsh (Childrens Hospital, High Road). Media Sparks Entertainment's Stacey Parks will serve as a producer.
The actors have performed live versions of the show at the UCB Theater, with guests including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Anthony Geary (General Hospital) and Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City).
Though there are no immediate plans to adapt the project for television, that trajectory is becoming more common. Just last month, FX teamed with UCB co-founder Amy Poehler to bring cult Web series Broad City to TV. Poehler will EP the project created by and starring UCB alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.
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