There’s all the time two sides to every little thing and that’s precisely what Vice has investigated with its Darkish Aspect sequence. The newest installment will discover itself specializing in the heavier aspect of the funnier issues in life titled, Darkish Aspect of Comedy. In it, audiences will observe some acquainted names within the comedy and leisure business as they dish on the generally stranger-than-fiction lives of a number of of their friends.
A trailer lately dropped by Vice reveals the documentary tell-all to be equal elements humorous and, nicely… darkish. With Dave Foley (The Youngsters within the Corridor) narrating, this season guarantees to do a deep dive into the great, the unhealthy, and the ugly surrounding legendary comics similar to Andrew Cube Clay, Chris Farley, Freddie Prinze, Maria Bamford, Artie Lange, Roseanne Barr, Dustin Diamond, Greg Giraldo, Brett Butler, and Richard Pryor.
The trailer reveals a slew of acquainted faces together with the late Gilbert Gottfried, Patton Oswalt, Russell Peters, DeRay Davis, Ed “The Machine” Regine, Godfrey, Pete Holmes, Marc Maron, Scott Thompson, Cecil Brown, and each topic and participant, Bamford. As every opens up about completely different comedic legends, it shortly turns into apparent that the manufacturing will maintain nothing again as they go into some hard-to-learn particulars surrounding such iconic names. Medicine, weapons, and disgrace all take middle stage in deciphering precisely what was happening within the heads of the subject material, a lot of whom battled their very own demons removed from the general public eye. As Oswalt places it “There’s no darkish aspect of comedy, actually. As a matter of reality, it’s all darkish.”
Oswalt’s bleak outlook is precisely the factor Vice has tried to unearth in its different documentary sequence’ which incorporates Darkish Aspect of the Ring, Darkish Aspect of Soccer, and Darkish Aspect of the ’90s. Because the names counsel, every installment within the franchise has peeled again the layers behind a few of America’s favourite topics. Investigating the underbelly of comedy is a genius transfer on the aspect of Vice as lots of the art-form’s most well-known performers have had their largest struggles with stress from not solely the general public, but in addition internally and stemming from these closest to them. And, if the opposite productions are any indication, Darkish Aspect of Comedy has an important likelihood at succeeding.
Getting into the ring and going head-to-head with wrestling’s largest superstars and the trauma surrounding them, Darkish Aspect of the Ring proved to be the franchise’s largest hit, airing for 3 seasons and cementing the concept that followers love studying about what goes on backstage.
Maintain scrolling to see the trailer for Darkish Aspect of Comedy and head to Vice TV on August 16 at 9 p.m. to catch the primary episode.