In 2016, Robert Smigel brought us a brilliant election series featuring his popular Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for Hulu. The special was pretty well-received and was sort of a return to his original form for everyone’s favorite insult pooping puppet dog after 2015’s The Jack and Triumph Show. And this year, Smigel is apparently at it again.
It’s been announced that Smigel will create a election comedy special for Fox titled Let’s Be Real. The special will combine a mixture of scripted and unscripted materials, featuring everything from puppets, remote pieces, and surprise celebrity guests.
“Robert Smigel is a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, we are so excited to be working with him on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn and Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, in a statement. “This project also marks an important partnership for our scripted and unscripted departments, and we hope this is but the first in a long line of collaborations between our two teams.”
“I am a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, they are so excited to be working with me on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum. Oh, yeah — for me to poop on.”
Let’s Be Real will premiere on Fox on October 1st.