Fuse is expanding its library with the U.S. premiere of the critically lauded sketch comedy series TALLBOYZ. Created by and starring Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen, TALLBOYZ takes on a slew of pressing topics including cultural appropriation, office politics, toxic masculinity, racism, ancient demons…and almost meeting Drake. Produced by Accent Entertainment, season one of TALLBOYZ premieres Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00pm. EST on Fuse.
In the absurdist world of TALLBOYZ, a group of young, diverse comedians alternate between playing heightened versions of themselves and sliding into cartoonish sketches about friendship, politics, bro culture and everyday life. Over the course of the show, the Boyz face everything from grammar-induced rap beefs, big life revelations, a mission to Mars gone wrong, a secret that could derail a boy band and more, all infused with a hilarious and upbeat demeanor.
TALLBOYZ received four 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominations including one for Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series. The boys’ credits collectively include Outstanding Comedy Short at the 2018 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, appearances in JFL42, Comedy Brawl, CBC Radio, NOW Magazine, and The Colin Mochrie Improvisation Award. TALLBOYZ have also received two Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Sketch Comedy Show & Ensemble Performance and Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy in 2020.
“We are thrilled to introduce the creative, and insanely funny TALLBOYZ to our Fuse audience,” said Marc Leonard, SVP, Head of Content and Marketing, Fuse Media. “Their modern, thought-provoking approach to sketch comedy aligns perfectly with Fuse’s mission to showcase empowering content, and no one does it in a funnier way than the TALLBOYZ.”
Produced by Accent Entertainment, TALLBOYZ is created by Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair, and Franco Nguyen. Bruce McCulloch is Executive Producer, Showrunner and Director, and Susan Cavan is Executive Producer along with the four TALLBOYZ. Paula Smith is Supervising Producer, and Thea Gagliardi is Producer. Ashley Comeau is Consulting Producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sandra Picheca is Director of Current Production, Comedy; and Greig Dymond is Executive in Charge of Current Production and Head of Festivals, CBC Comedy.
Commissioned by CBC in Canada, TALLBOYZ is now available for the first time for U.S. audiences on Fuse beginning March 23 at 10:00p.m. Seasons two and three of TALLBOYZ will debut in Summer and Fall of 2022 on Fuse.