Comedic notables in recurring roles include Paul Scheer (“The League”), Jon Daly (“Kroll Show”), Scott Thompson (“The Kids In The Hall”), Rich Fulcher (“The Mighty Boosh”), and Esther Povitsky (“Lady Dynamite,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) with guest appearances by June Diane Raphael (“Grace and Frankie,” “Burning Love”) and Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) in the season three premiere and Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) as the voice of Gayl Pile’s Digital Companion.
Oddball, demented and unhinged are just a few of the words used to describe “The Amazing Gayl Pile” (30 x 8-20 minutes). The Canadian-made web series-turned-Seeso Original about one man’s misguided quest to conquer the world of home shopping just landed on CBC Comedy in Canada, with all three seasons now available on CBC’s digital destination for comedy content.
Creators, co-stars and executive producers Morgan Waters and Brooks Gray are back with a star-studded cast, including Paul Scheer in a recurring role and serving as an executive producer, and Jon Hamm as the voice of Gayl’s digital condo, C.A.M. (Condo Automated Module).
“It felt natural to put on the pleated khakis and channel my inner asexual-home-shopping-host-with-mommy-issues. I guess deep down, I’ve always been a little bit Gayl” said Morgan Waters.
The binge-worthy series combines a hilarious mix of actors and real people and demonstrates the (not so) glamorous behind the scenes of a third-rate home shopping network set in Hamilton, Ontario.
“We are so excited to add ‘The Amazing Gayl Pile’ to our growing slate of CBC Digital Originals, deepening our commitment to investing in Canada’s brightest digital storytellers, and forging a new relationship with Seeso in the process,” said Zach Feldberg, Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals, CBC. “With “Gayl,” Morgan and Brooks have created a singular piece of hilarious and brilliant Canadiana — and we think viewers will agree that there is truly nothing else like it.”
“The Amazing Gayl Pile” is executive produced by Matt King and Andrew Ferguson for LaRue Entertainment in association with Tom Spriggs for The Coronel Group, Jonathan Stern for Abominable Pictures, and Becca Kinskey for Ideal Milk Co. The series is distributed by LaRue Entertainment.
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