Watching Ben Schwartz go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance in the setting of a blissfully aloof morning show with the uber-cheerful Lauren Lapkus is a performance worthy of some awards attention.
Branded content (Cap’n Crunch is prominently featured) doesn’t get much more out there and, at the same time, better than this.
TJ Miller has been noted to make morning talk shows go off the rails.
Funny or Die’s faux version of an early morning talk show might just be somehow even more chaotic.
Ben Schwartz and Lauren Lapkus co-host The Earliest Show on Funny or Die that has all the trappings of your stereotypical, cheery talk show that’s on at 6AM. However, there’s a dark undertone that Schwarz and Lapkus deal with that makes this a little more absurdly serious than your average talk show parody.
There are two episodes released right now, but there are more coming each week.