Airdate: Whatever Happened To That Guy?
Peter Moon's new series, in which he plays an unemployable comic, sounds like the closest thing we'll get to our own Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Peter Moon’s self-devised (and doubtless self-ironic) comedy series Whatever Happened To That Guy? will premiere on Monday May 25 at 8.30pm on The Comedy Channel.
The eight-part series about a character called Peter Moon, a former star of Fast Forward and breakfast radio in the late eighties and nineties (sound familiar?). But his career has tapered off and he is but a dim memory in the mind of the public. Sounds like the closest thing we’ll get to a local Curb Your Enthusiasm…
According to publicity notes, Moon is now an unemployed baby boomer facing a feeling of general redundancy and ‘too much time on his hands’ seeks distraction in many forms – as a crusading consumer, keen bargain hunter; potential entrepreneur, inventor and budding film maker.
The show features some performers playing themselves, and others in broader comedic cameos, including Michael Veitch, Red Symons, John Blackman, Bruce Beresford, Greg McLean, Alyce Platt, Peter Smith and Wilbur Wilde.
Comedy Channel manager Alex Ristevski said “Whatever Happened To That Guy is a tribute to all the second raters out there. It’s time the people in the middle were recognised, and this show exalts and celebrates mediocrity consciously and deliberately with hilarious results”.
The series is directed by Ted Emery.
If it goes to second series he oughta play an out of work comedian who does a TV show about an out of work comedian.