No, really, that’s the name of the show: Out There. Created by Ryan Quincy (South Park), the new series originated as a short film (also called Out There) and follows two socially awkward best friends (Chad and Chris) who are stumbling head first into teenage-dom. At first glance (check out the full episode below), it seems like Napeloen Dynamite meets Brendon Small’s Home Movies with the visual aesthetic of PaRappa the Rapper – a combination that very well could work come Friday, February 22 when the series premieres on IFC.
Joining Quincy, who voices Chad, for the first season are a venerable butt-load of actors and comedians including Pamela Adlon (Louie, King of the Hill), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL), Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks and Geeks), John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death), Megan Mullally (Children’s Hospital, Party Down) and Justin Roiland (Fish Hooks, Adventure Time)… not to mention guest stars like Jason Schwartzman, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Sarah Silverman (among others).
FULL EPISODE – “A CHRIS BY ANY OTHER NAME”
Out There chronicles the misadventures of socially awkward Chad, his little brother Jay (Kate Micucci) and his best friend, Chris (Justin Roiland). Living in the small town of Holford, the boys wander its surreal, bleak landscape waiting out their last few years of high school and discovering that growing up is weird to do. Puberty, first loves, social ostracism, conservative parents, single moms and their disastrous boyfriend choices, Out There confronts these perils of youth and explores that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood when fragile young personalities form and re-form.