“30 Rock” actor John Lutz debuts “The Front Desk” on YouTube

John Lutz, best known as Lutz on 30 Rock, stars as a hotel employee in a new YouTube comedy for Above Average Network.


Chase Hoffberger


Published Jun 12, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT

Pretty soon everyone on TV will also be starring on YouTube.

John Lutz is the newest convert to the video sharing site turning its focus towards high-quality original programming. The writer and actor—best known as Lutz, the stocky, excitable writer on NBC’s 30 Rock—premiered a new web series on the site’s Above Average Network yesterday, a weekly miniseries about a hotel worker called “The Front Desk.”

In the first episode, Lutz sorts through the confusion caused when three triplets (played by Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader) approach his desk with a laundry list of demands concerning their accommodations at an annual triplets convention in New York City.

Above Average says that it already has five additional episodes of “The Front Desk” ready and in the can for airing each Monday. The series is part of a mini-content revamping for the online network, which includes comedy shorts “The Assistant” (Wednesdays) and Friday’s “The Cool Kids Table.”

Over 17,000 people watched the show’s premiere episode. Most of those viewers were smitten with the guest spot from Hader, who was his usual deadpan self no matter which of the three brothers he played.

Expect to see a number of like-minded celebs rolling through Lutz’s boutique hotel over the next month and a half, especially if the network wants to keep its viewership numbers up. Nobody wants to see a clerk rabble with commoners.

Photo via YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 12, 2012, 2:17 pm CDT