Clark and Michael: In The Limelight - VIDEO
Clark and Michael is the brain child of Arrested Development's Michael Cera and Clark Duke, who can be found on ABC's Greek. The project that started as Duke's college thesis has evolved into a full season of hilarity at ten-minutes-per-serving.
Since we first reported on Clark and Michael, the boys have finished the CBS-produced series with ten episodes and, if CBS is smart, they will be back for a second series soon. If you are a fan of The Office or Arrested Development -- which most people with the ability to laugh are -- then you will like, heck love, this show.
The webisodes are shot as a semi-reality show, following Duke and Cera as writers trying to make it big in Hollywood. The humor is dry, deadpan and hilarious. Cera carries that same geeky awkwardness that made him perfect as George Michael and elevated the fake David O. Russel, Lily Tomlin-inspired Knocked Up behind-the-scenes fight to internet classic status. Although the boys are young (Cera isn't even 20 yet), the writing and acting is on par with most comedy veterans in the biz today.
Don't be discouraged if you don't rave after the first episode. Part of the (probably unintentional) genius of the show is how it grows on you with each new episode. As TVS writer Isabelle noted, by episode ten you'll wish that there were more installments to watch.
P.S. -- Watch out for guest spots from David Cross, Jonah Hill (Superbad), Patton Oswald, Andy Richter and Adult Swim's Eric Wareheim as the strange neighbor Randy.P.S.S -- I found a little series preview by Clark Duke that will hopefully whet your appetite.