’30 Rock’ Star Jack McBrayer Teaming with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for New Comedy Series

By May 9, 2014
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There are always plenty of wacky new shows on Adult Swim (the one you really need to be watching is “Rick & Morty“) and we don’t always need to point them out, but one of the late night Cartoon Network lineup’s new shows sounds too awesome to just pass up.

The LA Times has word that “30 Rock” star Jack McBrayer is teaming up with the staple hand-puppet canine Triumph the Insult Comic Dog that originated on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” for a new series that will head to the Adult Swim schedule in the 2014-2015 season.

Adult Swim gets an extra hour of programming starting next season, so their block of more mature shows (at least age range wise) starts at 8pm and goes until 6am EST. So how will this new show pair a puppet and a man?

Well, the currently untitled series will follow Triumph as a washed-up former star of a classic, wholesome TV program like “Lassie” from the ’80s. Down on his luck, the dog seeks out his former child co-star, now grown up and played by Jack McBrayer. If you want to see what this dynamic might be like, check out this segment from “Conan” when McBrayer was a guest on one of Conan O’Brien’s shows broadcast from Chicago, and he and Triumph worked at The Wiener’s Circle:

As you might have guessed, Robert Smigel (the creator and voice of Triumph, also known for his cartoons on “Saturday Night Live”) is behind the series with Michael Koman and David Feldman.

This idea sounds just awesome, and I love the idea of Triumph being cast in this role as if he were a real dog and not just a character. It’s like something Andy Kaufman would have done. Anyone who has seen Triumph on “Conan” knows that Smigel is hilarious whenever he sticks his hand up the cigar-smoking dog’s ass, so we can’t wait to see what he does.

Adult Swim also picked up a bunch more new series like “Tom & Eric’s Bedtime Stories” and “Black Jesus.” To find out more about those series and some of the other new shows headed to Adult Swim next season, check out the full article about all their new and returning shows from The LA Times.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.
  • sentroid91

    FYI: Swim got the 8pm slot on March 31st.