Human Giant

Human Giant will screen in the US in the first quarter of 2007 and has just started filming.

A collection of recklessly hilarious, fast-paced, hard-hitting short films, Human Giant will bring viewers innovative comedy with a distinctive style and direction.

First seen online, short clips like Shutterbugs, Clell Tickle: Indie Marketing Guru and The Illusionators have gained a huge cult following. Human Giant has also gained a large audience in the New York comedy scene through live shows at the underground club Upright Citizens Brigade and was recently named one of 10 Comics to Watch in 2006 by Variety.

When I first saw the Human Giant sketches on the Web, I knew this was something special and had to work with these guys, said Tony DiSanto, Executive Producer, MTV. Our goal in developing this into a TV show was to stay true to that user-gen and viral video feel and attitude and to keep the vision pure, while giving them the tools and resources to create on a larger scale. Its fast-paced, laugh your ass off humor with a rebellious rock n’ roll attitude. These guys are stars.

Meet the Human Giant cast members:

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is a standup comedian based in New York City. In 2006, he won the Jury Award for Best Standup at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. Rolling Stone also chose him as the “Hot Standup” in their annual “Hot List.” He has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and plans on doing more standup on television soon. He was also in the film School for Scoundrels directed by Todd Phillips. Aziz finds his bio to be boring and uninteresting, but an efficient summation of his credits.

Rob Huebel

Rob Huebel is a comedian and crimefighter. He was recently seen on Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm and is a regular on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He is probably best known from his movie theater commercial campaign, ‘Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man’. He has produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and was nominated for an Emmy award for his work on The Awful Truth with Michael Moore. He has developed two sitcoms for network television. But they didn’t get on. But he’s not angry.

Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer can be seen weekly on VH1s Best Week Ever. His upcoming films include School for Soundrels with Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder, the Seann William Scott comedy Trainwreck, and Watching the Detectives with Cillian Murphy. This fall, he’ll be appearing with Jeff Goldblum in the pilot episode of the Frank Darabont-directed drama “Raines. Previously Paul has also written and performed on Make My Day, and McEnroe Show, and Comedy Centrals Crossballs. In addition to those shows, Paul has completed projects for Comedy Central and VH1, and has made numerous appearances on The Today Show, Late Night with Conan OBrien and Weekends at the D.L. The Village Voice has hailed Paul as a comedian Soon to be a Household Name, so as you can imagine, he has a tremendous ego and now only wears Adidas track suits.

Jason Woliner

Jason Woliner is a writer and director from New York. His videos and films have screened at comedy shows and film festivals across the country and have been featured on various television networks. He wrote and produced “Partisan Jab,” a series of political comedy shorts which were licensed by AtomFilms and chosen for inclusion in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image. Recently, he has directed segments for VH1’s Best Week Ever, shot pilots for both a police dramedy and a comedy/reality show starring improvisers from the UCB Theater, and directed a bunch of videos for comedians in New York City. He also worked on two successful series for Comedy Central’s broadband channel, Motherload. He directs Human Giant’s videos because he has retired from performing, having peaked at age 7 with the role of “Bratty Kid” in the film Weekend at Bernie’s.

More information on Human Giant can be found on MTV.com and thehumangiant.com.