What do Kristen Wiig, Aasif Mandvi, and Mindy Kaling have in common? Besides acting in three of my favorite TV shows (SNL, The Daily Show, and The Office, respectively), they’ve now joined forces like some kind of League of Extraordinary Comedians to create a hilarious and heartwarming new online miniseries called Global Warming.
If you enjoyed the comedic brilliance of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, chances are you’ll like Global Warming, too. Both were created during last year’s Writer’s Guild of America strike by funny writers (in Global Warming’s case, writers from The Daily Show and Penn & Teller) casting about for something to keep them occupied during the strike. Global Warming is a romantic comedy about adorably awkward office intrigue. Here’s a synopsis of the first episode:
“Saturday Night Live‘s Kristin Wiig plays Kristine, a woman who wants more out of her men, but hasn’t quite figured out exactly what. The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi is Aseem, a hopeless romantic and Kristine’s tech-support guy in India. He escapes the tyranny of his boss (The Office‘s Mindy Kaling) to take a leap with Kristine. But do either of them really know what they’re about to land in?”
You can watch the trailer for yourself:
The first episode of Global Warming can be found on the official Strike.TV website. Watch it now, and you’ll be hip and happening when you tell all your friends about it.
If you’re interested in the other comedic work the cast of Global Warming has done, my favorite Kristen Wiig skit from SNL is hands down Surprise Party, in which she plays a woman named Sue who is way, way, way too excited about throwing a birthday party; my favorite Aasif Mandvi video from The Daily Show is probably his Best F#$king News Team biography, entitled “Aasif Mandvi Is Brown“.
The next episode of Global Warming is coming soon, and it should be fun to see where the Strike.TV team takes it.