Comedy Central's upcoming Reality Bites Back debuts on July 17. It's a game show spoof of reality show contests. Meta meta. Michael Ian Black hosts.
Who's going to play? Kyle Cease, Chris Fairbanks, Jeff Garcia, Red Grant, Tiffany Haddish, Bert Kreischer, Mo Mandel, Donnell Rawlings, Amy Schumer and Theo Von. Winner gets $50,000. It's like one of those Real World-Road Rules Gauntlet things, isn't it? Which means Von should win, easy. Right? Bold press-release prediction from our host: “I believe ‘Reality Bites Back’ will do for reality television shows what ‘Alf’ did for extraterrestrial puppet shows,” said Michael Ian Black.
If you hadn't seen it yet, here's a preview:
Here's a sneak peek of Theo Von, who appears on tonight's edition of Live at Gotham on Comedy Central. Von got his TV break on MTV via Road Rules, then decided to pursue comedy, and got on last season's Last Comic Standing via an online contest.
Related: The current season of MTV's Real World involves live comedy and improv in Hollywood at iO West. Oh, joy.
Another clip from Theo Von after the jump...
Only one day before the debut of season six of NBC's Last Comic Standing, but right now, somewhere in this country (most likely Southern California), several comedians are competing in a spoof of all of the other "reality" TV shows. It's tentatively called Reality Bites Back, coming to Comedy Central on July 17 (same night as the return of The Gong Show with Dave Attell). It's a real competition modeled after parodies of actual "reality" TV contests. As the show's initial online home says, it'll include competitions such as "Are You Smarter Than A Monkey?," "So You Think You Can Dive!," "Almost American Gladiators" and "The Amazing Disgrace."
Michael Ian Black is hosting. Competitors include Donnell Rawlings, Kyle Cease and Theo Von. Von, as you may recall, first came to our collective attention on MTV's The Real World.
More importantly, though, there are seven other comedians taking part in this show. Do you know anyone competing? Please tell us!
UPDATED: You can see who's in it from this preview clip.