When Matt Meese approached Jared Shores with an idea for a new sketch comedy series in 2011, Shores admits he had his doubts. But after watching Brigham Young University’s Divine Comedy troupe perform on campus, BYUtv’s creative producer saw potential for something new and humorous.
“I was expecting something completely different, something more hokey, more zoobie,” Shores said. “To my surprise, it was very intelligent. They didn’t hold back, which I thought was impressive. They were making fun of so many things on campus that I wanted to make fun of on campus. I thought, ‘Oh, these guys aren’t scared.’ They had a sense of individualism that I hadn’t seen.”