Hello Morning People! We don’t know any of you personally, but rumor has it that you exist and that you enjoy excellent high-quality laugh-out-loud entertainment as much as people who like to sleep in until reasonable hours. Just because we don’t understand you doesn’t mean we don’t want to help you kick off your day with a laugh, so we have special programming just for you. Every day starting at 5 a.m. ET/4 a.m. CT we are showing some of our favorite comedies including cult hits Action and the Ben Stiller Show along with our original comedies Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk. Now you can start your day with a smile while the rest of us sleep.
While you already know and love Comedy Bang! Bang! and Bunk, you may not be as familiar with Action. Allow us to introduce you. Action follows Hollywood producer Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr) who rose from his illustrious past as a gay porn producer to become a wildly successful guns-and-gore action movie director. We meet him as he is trying to bounce back from his last film, which was a box office failure. The series, which was critically acclaimed for its, shall we say, irreverent look at Hollywood culture (just wait until you see how he gets his films funded). The show also stars the always awesome Ileana Douglas as VP of Production at Dragon’s production company, and Buddy Hackett as Peter’s uncle and chief of security. Since the show is based in La La Land, there are more than a sprinkling of cameos by A list celebrities, including Keanu Reeves and Tony Hawk. The series aired on FOX during the 1999-2000 season.
If you really want to know what Action is all about, just watch this scene. In one of the most brilliant speeches ever made in front of a fake Congressional hearing, Mr. Dragon gives Congress an earful on violence in movies and the real problem with America. Feel free to salute at the end:
Action! airs on IFC during The Automat block kicking off everyday at 5 a.m. ET/ 4 a.m. CT. Check the schedule for details.