|Created by||Lon Lopez|
|Starring||Season 3: Rich Amooi, Laura Brown, Kathleen Dobbs, Paul Fernandez, Athena Galvin, Michelle Hackett, Walid Khoury, Dan Lazarus, Philip Lee, Lon Lopez, Olivier Moratin and Clay Robeson|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode, internet sketches 1-7 minutes|
|Original network||Comcast Cable Access San Jose, CA and online at MoronLife.com|
Moron Life is an independently produced, self-funded sketch comedy show shot entirely in San Jose, California, that strives to epitomize the true spirit of local television by serving as a humorous commentary on life and providing a showcase for local comedic and musical talent. The show mixes sketches with comedic segues, satirical remotes, pop culture parodies, musical performances and random vignettes.
Moron Life's self stated goal is to be "intelligent, entertaining and funny, while constantly challenging the sketch show template. We're here to bring you more... More, on life."
History[edit | edit source]
Founded in February 2004 by Lon Lopez, Moron Life has evolved from a Public-access television cable TV sketch comedy show into a web broadcast/video podcast show which features new material on a weekly basis through such outlets as iTunes, Yahoo! Video, YouTube and Grouper.com. MoronLife.com, the show’s web presence has grown from a site to host Moron Life’s videos into a fully independent comedy news site with columnists from around the country each providing their unique take on "the biz." Starting in 2005, the Moron Life team began doing video coverage of events like Dragon*Con, WonderCon and Comic Con in order to provide some crossover between the entertainment news website and the video entertainment of the show itself.
Philosophy[edit | edit source]
The producers of Moron Life subscribe to the old Steve Martin philosophy that "Comedy is Not Pretty." It is that belief that shapes the Moron Life style. The show is a mixture of sketch comedy, Improvisation, cultural satire, and random zaniness. Irreverent and edgy, and sometimes downright stupid, Moron Life has something to say. Hopefully, it’s always funny. In a current comedy landscape of the common and banal, Moron Life strives to tread new comedic ground on its way to entertain.
Media recognition[edit | edit source]
- July 20, 2005: Song Parody "Beer-Activated Girl" featured on The Dresden Dolls website.
- January 23, 2006: Featured on iTunes New and Notable section for podcasts.
- February 3, 2006: Featured in The New York Post-Star's "10 Video Podcasts that are cool enough to turn off your TV to."
- July 20, 2006: Featured on G4TechTV's Torrent for sketch Google Girls.
- August 10, 2006: Featured on G4TechTV's Torrent for sketch Intarweb Losername.
- August 11, 2006: Producers Clay Robeson and Lon Lopez invited to speak at Meet The Vloggers event as part of the Node101 weekend.
- November, 2006: Moron Life Columnist Jeremy Beth Michaels' column, A Bottomless Cup, was quoted in the New York Post, Washington Post, Toronto Star, American Ledger, on Inside Edition and on several gossip websites as a part of their coverage of the Michael Richards incident at the Laugh Factory.
- August 10, 2007: Profiled on Veoh’s Internet Culture show Viral.
- June 22, 2008: Song Parody "Beer Activated Girl" featured on the Dr. Demento show.
- July 14, 2008: Sketch "Beverly Hills Chihuahua Trailer Response" referenced in New York Times article on the Internet's hatred of Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
References[edit | edit source]
- From Moron Life press materials, December 2006
- From Moron Life National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Submission Precis, February 2006