My Damn Channel Launches ‘Love Me Cat’ After Successful Kickstarter Campaign

/ Aug 7, 2013


My Damn Channel and veteran TV writer/producer Eric Kaplan have launched “Love Me Cat,” a daily talk show hosted by a puppet cat “who desperately wants to be loved.” Every day, “Love Me Cat” will bring on various celebrities to talk about “love, sex, what it’s like to be a human (and a cat) in a lonely society where people of all species must be loved to survived.”

The cat is voiced by Kaplan and Owly, his wisecracking puppet owl sidekick, is voiced by Andy Bobrow, co-executive producer of NBC’s “Community.”

“Celebrity culture, YouTube, interview shows, and America are all about the quest for love,” says Kaplan. “Love Me Cat is a character that lets us walk the ragged edge between profound philosophy and total idiocy.”

The official premiere episode features Andy Richter from “Conan,” “Arrested Development,” and maybe most importantly, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.” Future guests will include Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki, and Melissa Rauch from “The Big Bang Theory”; Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi from “Community”; YouTube stars like KevJumba; and My Damn Channel talent like Grace Helbig, Emma Caulfield, and Sam Greenspan. The show is available on My Damn Channel and YouTube.

The show is executive produced by Kaplan, whose TV credits include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Futurama,” and “Flight of the Conchords,” via his studio Mirari Films, as well as Warren Chao and Rob Barnett of My Damn Channel. Other credits include animator Matt Danner, director Matt Chapman (“Comedy Central News”), and producer Annie Girard (“Blue Collar TV”).

“Love Me Cat” is the product of a now successful Kickstarter campaign, which My Damn Channel and Kaplan launched in late May. Those who contributed to the campaign will have access to the “virtual writer’s room,” which will allow fans to recommend potential questions, submit questions for future guests, and bounce around other show ideas. Funders will also get to the show merchandise.

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