Bravo is taking a page out of Jerry Seinfeld’s book and releasing a new web series, “Sitting in Diners Eating Donuts,” (an obvious riff on Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”), to promote the second season of its first scripted comedy, “Odd Mom Out.”
The web shorts feature “Odd Mom Out” executive producer and star Jill Kargman sitting down with fellow funny New Yorkers, discussing topics relevant to that week’s episode. Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry, shares tidbits about her family life and childhood. Claudia Oshry, a plucky young blogger known as “Girl With No Job,” matches her brand of “modern ortho” Jewish humor with Kargman’s Upper East Sider outsider schtick.
“Odd Mom Out” is a half-hour comedy series based on Kargman’s book, “Momzillas,” about one mom’s failure to fit in with the upper echelon of the Upper East Side. Kargman’s character isn’t quite rich enough or together enough to impress the Stepford moms she encounters at pre-school interviews: “Between Lexington and Fifth, I’m a charity case.”
Serving as her foil is her sister-in-law and the show’s shining star, Abby Elliott. Elliott ranks among the many promising comedians whose tenure at “Saturday Night Live” was too short-lived for many fans, but with “Odd Mom Out” she has returned with a flourish. Other standouts include Andy Buckley (“The Office”) as Kargman’s husband, and Joanna Cassidy (“Six Feet Under“) as her mother-in-law.
The first two webisodes debut exclusively on IndieWire. The second season of “Odd Mom Out” premieres June 20 at 10PM on Bravo.