It’s only been 10 days since the election, but Comedy Central and Atom.com aren’t wasting any time. The network and its online development partner will air Face to Bush, a series of five video shorts that mock outgoing President Bush and his tenure, Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.
The special, starring “Dubya” impersonator James Adomian, was created by Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show with Bob and David).
Face to Bush is slated for multiplatform release on Comedy Central and on Atom.com, the comedy network's partner for the development and distribution of original digital comedy content. The first five Face to Bush episodes have debuted on Atom.com (http://bush.atom.com), with six more slated for online release in the coming weeks. Five episodes will premiere Friday night as interstitials during the network’s Friday Night Stand-Up show.
Atom.com will also distribute the content to other outlets including online partners such as MySpace Comedy, Yahoo! Video, Salon and Dailymotion and mobile partners including AT&T.
Among the tongue-in-cheek issues to be addressed in tonight’s episode are:
-- Why Abe Lincoln was the worst president ever
-- The housing market and Bush's future career as a "Realitor"
-- Vladimir Putin's soul
-- Dick Cheney as puppet master and late-night dining advisor
Face to Bush was written and directed by Bob Odenkirk, Leon Mandel, and Andy Fisher, with Adomian also serving as a co-writer.