Expect laughs from the Fran Kranz movie “Bloodsucking Bastards” and talking-head series “MOCKpocalypse”
Los Angeles-based comedy group Dr. God is taking its collective talents to both the big and small screens with its upcoming film “Bloodsucking Bastards” and the soon-to-air TV series “MOCKpocalypse,” TheWrap has learned.
Consisting of Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo, Brian James O'Connell, David Park and Justin Ware, Dr. God is an improv and sketch comedy group that has achieved national popularity in the alternative comedy scene.
Dr. God (pictured above) has partnered with Fortress Features and MTY Productions to produce the horror comedy “Bloodsucking Bastards,” which O'Connell recently directed from a script that Dr. God co-wrote with Ryan Mitts.
The film stars Fran Kranz (“Cabin in the Woods”), Emma Fitzpatrick (“The Collection”), Joey Kern (“Super Troopers”), Joel Murray (“Mad Men”) and Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”).
Kranz stars as Evan Sanders, an overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful girlfriend Amanda (Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Kern). Evan's world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pascal).
The members of Dr. God round out the cast of office employees in the film, which is described as a cross between “Office Space” and “Shaun of the Dead.”
Brett Forbes, Patrick Rizzotti, Brandon Evans, Colleen Hard and Dr. God's Ware produced the film, which recently wrapped principal photography.
On the TV side, Dr. God has teamed with AXS TV on the comedy series “MOCKpocalypse,” which is currently in production. Dr. God's Garguilo and Park developed the show and serve as executive producers.
“MOCKpocalypse” is a talking-head style series that takes a comedic look at topics in the world of music.
In addition to the members of Dr. God, the first season will feature comedians and actors such as Tom Green (“Tom Green Live”), Brody Stevens (“Brody Stevens: Enjoy It”), Dave Holmes (“The Morning After”), Ryan Stout (“Chelsea Lately”), Abraham Benrubi (“The Bridge”), Stevie Ryan (“Stevie TV”), Jamie Kaler (“My Boys”) and Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, as well as many more.
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The series is slated to debut on AXS TV this June as part of the network's Thursday night comedy lineup.
Outside of Dr. God, Park's animated/live-action comedy “Fist Man” will appear on Adult Swim this summer, while Garguilo will be returning to the cast of MTV's “Awkward” for his fourth season. Additionally, O'Connell's feature, “Angry White Man,” will be released in June.
Ware is currently writing his second feature for the Disney Channel and Cowhig will be performing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this summer.
Dr. God performs regularly at iO West in Hollywood and can be seen at the Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival with guest Matthew Lillard on Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m.