The Second City is proud to announce the world premiere of “The Tam and Kevin Show,” its first original web series, to debut on The Second City YouTube channel June 13. Click here to view the trailer and series.
Between navigating Karens, trying to raise socially pragmatic kids and Black Lives Mattering, Tamberla Perry and Kevin Douglas have too much on their plates. It is a wonder these two artists get anything done. In four short, funny, sketch episodes, audiences will experience an endearing series that lampoons marriage, parenthood, Hollywood and the absurd situations for which this real-life married couple finds themselves.
“Tam and Kevin are two of the most hilarious comedic actors I know,” said David Schwimmer, who worked with them as a director at Lookingglass Theatre Chicago. “Their timing is incredible, as is their chemistry – which is a good thing, since they happen to be married. Watch and learn.”
Leaders at The Second City asked Tam and Kevin to produce the series after first seeing the couple’s homemade productions on their own YouTube Channel. For years, they would release sketches between acting jobs and having babies, to entertain themselves and hopefully build a following. When they got the call from Second City, the two graciously accepted the challenge.
“We were floored,” said Kevin. “Second City’s backing allowed us to up our game. We had started filming in our living room six years ago, with and iPhone 5, and after Second City paid us, we were able to upgrade to an iPhone 8!”
“No… Seriously. We were totally elated to be asked by Second City,” added Tam. “We love the difference a better cell phone, and a full production crew could make to our show. We’re excited to share it on a larger platform – to make it easier for our mamas to brag, boast and post!”
The new series touches on topics ranging from race to family life to breastfeeding and stuff you probably shouldn’t write in a press release. Just click here to watch the trailer, and you’ll see what we mean. The show will premiere globally at YouTube.com/SecondCityNetwork June 13.