Comedian Brett Sanders has finally launched his hilarious new web series entitled Brett and the City, with episode 2 — “Caught Between a Monkey and a Hard Place” debuting this week.
The alternative black comedy series, a collaboration between Brett and two other young lack filmmakers – Darren Mallett and Ben Logan, is based on his hit comedy blog which is full of extremely outrageous short literary stories pulled directly from his own life.
Episode 2 follows the successful premiere of the series in mid-July. A private screening event held in the East Village was New York’s first look at this laugh out loud, raw, and sometimes raunchy comedy.
Over 150 tastemakers, industry professionals and long time followers of the site attended the invitation only event for the first episode, Meet Brett, which introduces audiences to the main character, confidently incompetent social misfit Brett Sanders, a bumbling copier salesman, whose best friend is Bobo, a purple sock monkey he confides to daily.
Set in Brooklyn, the situational comedy follows the life of Brett, who is obsessed with making his mark in New York City. Viewers, for 15 minutes experience a typical day at the office for this character, which is filled with a string of mishaps, mostly of his own creation, in his quest to make it big and conquer the love of his life – Chantrell.
“I’m loving this new diverse face of Black comedy we’re experiencing,” said Brett in a recent interview. “With shows like The Eric Andre Show; Awkward Black Girl; Totally Biased with Kamau Bell, and now Brett and the City, the world finally gets to see a side of us that has yet to be shown by main stream Hollywood. They get to see us as witty, complex, quirky, and multidimensional people who, Oh yeah… just happens to be Black.”
In the much anticipated second episode, Bobo turns up missing and Brett suspects everyone, going to extremes to find the culprit, including an emergency visit to his agitated therapist, Dr. Jones, played by Lindsey Gentile, that does more harm than good.