The series, which started as a Upright Citizens Brigade show, takes aim at traveling festivals that showcase “digital influencers” (aka cute teen Vine and YouTube stars) and prank bros with names like Zayden Ostin Storm (Bajillion Dollar Properties‘ Drew Tarver). Chris Parnell, Jane Lynch, and John Michael Higgins also star.
Creators Bradford Evans and Nick Ciarelli explained the genesis of this modern satire:
We’re fascinated with bad internet personalities, whether they be vacuous social experiment guys, vape tricks artists, or rowdy Australian prank groups. That led us to watching a lot of footage from real-life festivals similar to Tween Fest where the acts are all social media stars, like Digitour, Intour, and especially a discontinued one called Teen Roast that happened in Orange County a couple years ago and had a really insane trailer that’s not online anymore.
There will be vape tricks, and they definitely parody “social experiment” guys and niche YouTube celebs like zit-poppers and Family Guy impersonators. To get you prepped, here’s an exclusive clip from episode 8, in which Jane Lynch pushes a new energy drink/body spray that has definitely not been recalled by the FDA.