Comedy Central will premier a new sitcom Wednesday, April 6 at 10:30 p.m. "Workaholics" seeks to capture the restless, hard-partying spirit of the college grad trying to get by in the real world. The KentWired College Life staff was fortunate enough to have access to an advanced press screening of the show's first three episodes.
Starring Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm from internet comedy group Mail Order Comedy and directed by Kyle Newacheck (Mail Order Comedy) and Chris Koch (ABC's "Modern Family"), "Workaholics" has the benefit of substantial talent and experience behind and in front of the camera.
The show centers around main characters Blake, Adam and Anders as they skim through their telemarketing jobs by day and abuse their bodies as much as possible by night. The party never stops for these children trapped in the bodies of young adults. All kinds of wacky scenarios ensue, usually involving drugs, booze and childish antics.
"Piss and Sh**," the episode that premieres tonight, was somewhat underwhelming. Many of the jokes were predictable and the dialogue was mediocre, but both the jokes and the dialogue at least fit the situations they were found in. On the other hand, there were scattered moments when great, hearty laughs were had. It seems as though the episode was going for quality instead of quantity in regards to humorous moments.
Over the course of the next two episodes, the show gradually hits its stride and gets noticeably funnier. The gags are more inventive, the characters establish themselves, the camera angles contribute more to the scenes and the plots progress more naturally. A cameo from Marc Summers ("Double Dare," "Unwrapped") ramps up the entertainment value of the April 13 episode "We Be Ballin." In the third episode of the season, "Workaholics" really comes into its own as a worthwhile sitcom with sharp dialogue, skillful comedic acting and hilarious sequences.
On the whole, "Workaholics" is a solid sitcom that doesn't exactly come out of the gate swinging, but the show certainly builds up steam and is worth keeping an eye on this season.