Our funny predictions for comedy in 2010
1. Slacker stand-up Michael Palascak will parlay his livin’-at-home-with-the-’rents shtick into a family-friendly ABC sitcom set in Southern California called Pacific Palascak. Joan Cusack will play his mother.
2. The title of the Second City’s 2012 revue will reference the end of the world with a hilarious pun.
3. Nerdy comic Dan Telfer will become a minor TV personality, write a couple of fake almanacs and appear in Apple ads. Oh, wait. Nerdy comic John Hodgman has already done all that.
4. Stand-up Beth Stelling will steal the show as the sassy best friend in a Hollywood romcom and become America’s quirkiest character girl.
5. GayCo’s Andy Eninger will land a role on The Daily Show as its first official “Gay Correspondent.”
6. Impress These Apes will become a smash network-TV game show. Soon every kid in America will be wanting Captain Apehab, Barry Shirley and Bushmeat dolls.
7. iO will continue to churn out talented practitioners of long-form improvisation who will mention Del Close in every sentence.
8. South Side comic and Vocalo.org’s Brian Babylon will be tapped by NPR to star in a new morning radio show called Babylon Rising.
9. Irishman-turned-Australian-turned-Texan-turned-Chicagoan Adam Burke will deliver jokes to the world as the U.N.’s first Comedy Ambassador.
10. The Annoyance will churn out an offensive, potty-mouthed musical parody bursting with gore and nudity (actually it’ll probably churn out about 50).