By Sahil Patel
YouTube comedy collective Jash will be distributing its variety show concept, “Jash Presents Rubberhead,” on Vimeo.
Available now for $4.99 via Vimeo On Demand, the show’s initial episode is hosted by Sarah Silverman — a Jash founding partner along with Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, and Tim & Eric — and features sketches from her funny friends. Performers featured in the episode include Key & Peele, Seth Rogen, and John C. Reilly.
“The idea behind Rubberhead is a new type of comedy experience — a no-holds-barred show without the middleman,” said creator and executive producer Daniel Kellison, who runs Jash alongside Doug DeLuca (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and Mickie Meyer (‘Epic Rap Battles of History”). “What you see is the comedy created wholly by the artist, without interference from executives or networks or standards and practices.”
If the “Rubberhead” name sounds familiar to you, the format was initially developed by Jash in the spring of 2014 for the now-defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios. Once Microsoft announced that it was closing the studio, Jash was able to retain the rights to the format and continued with the live taping it had planned in July.
In addition to Silverman, Key & Peele, Roger, and Reilly, the episode features a long list of recognizable names and faces. Here’s a full sketch-by-sketch breakdown of the episode, which has a running time of 45 minutes:
- “Knickers (aka Sarah Silverman is Not a Racist)” (Sarah Silverman)
- “CCDF” (Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen)
- “Retro Video Arcade aka Retro Game Arcade aka Hot Sister” (Nathan Fielder, David Dineen-Porter)
- “Lisa” (Harris Wittels, Paul Rust, Michael Cassady with Shelby Fero, Natasha Leggero, Tig Notaro, Lauren Lapkus, Todd Glass, Kulap Vilaysack, and Nathan Barnatt)
- Charlyne Yi Animation
- “Absorption: Commercial” (Key & Peele with 2Chainz)
- “Absorption: Behind the Scenes” (Key & Peele with 2Chainz)
- “Ham aka Oizo” (John C Reilly, directed by Eric Wareheim)
- “Craig: Call of Duty” (Kyle Dunnigan)
- “Ginger Orphan Playhouse”
- “How to Make Friends as an Adult: Baby Carriage” (John Hartman)
- Brett Gelman (live performance)