Nerdist Debuts Puppet-Laced Web Show ‘Kids Court with Andy Kindler’
Forget drones, twerking, and cronuts; 2013’s biggest trend is puppets. With Yahoo Screen rolling out puppet procedural “The Fuzz” and Fusion’s felt-heavy talk show “No, You Shut Up!,” those distant cousins of The Muppets are hotter than a bowl of lava. Joining the veritable puppet parade is “Kids Court with Andy Kindler,” now out on the Nerdist YouTube channel.
As the name would suggest, “Kids Court,” a la “Judge Judy,” seeks to rectify a seemingly meaningless case as presented by two children. Kindler, playing the role of the judge alongside his puppet pal Bernie The Bailiff, weighs both sides of the case and inevitably decides upon an impossibly insane verdict. In episode one, “Pancake Sharing,” Kindler orders two young girls to stop being friends, which is met with extreme backlash. “Judge Andy’s decision was super stupid,” says one girls. “It was unbelievably dumb.”
“Kids Court with Andy Kindler” was created and executive produced by Gary Lucy, Jane Edith Wilson, and Mike Rotman. Vanguard comedy channel Streamin’ Garage provided additional production.