It may have seemed like an unlikely blend only a few years ago, but the mixture of comedy and true crime has been enormously successful, especially when you see the rise of shows such as My Favorite Murder and Last Podcast on the Left. Off of their own individual popularity, both podcasts were able to launch their very own networks and tour the entire globe on a regular basis.
AMC is now looking to tap into the vein, wisely so we think, and has just signed comedians Cameron Esposito, Jena Friedman, and Naomi Ekperigin (truly, some of our all time favorites working right now) to talent deals where they will bring their fantastic, unique comedic voices fully into the true crime realm.
It’s not hard to see where the three intersect with true crime in their comedy and how this could really bring something special to AMC and perhaps better foray into comedy if they choose to give them series on AMC’s very own network. Just watch this set from Naomi, Jena’s true crime set on Conan and/or Soft Focus, and Cameron’s special Rape Jokes and you’ll see for yourself. All three already deserved their own shows, but having them develop projects with their comedic sensibilities and different experiences and perspectives on true crime really ought to be something to watch out for.
Of course, we’ll keep you very well posted as to what their projects might become as soon as we hear about them.