By: FOD Wire
MARTHA STEWART TO COOK UP LAUGHS IN A NEW COMEDY SHOW
LOS ANGELES, CA ‘ In September, the Fine Living network will debut a comedy series called ‘Whatever Martha ‘ where two hosts will mock clips from Martha ‘s 1990s series ‘Martha Stewart Living ‘. Stewart, already a successful mogul in publishing, merchandising, and broadcasting, is making the obvious transition into comedy.
‘Most of my comedy ideas come while I ‘m whittling twigs overlooking my vegetable garden, ‘ said the best-selling author. ‘My one-liners on crudit ‘s alone could fill a twenty minute set for Ray Romano. ‘ Giggling, Stewart continued, ‘Seriously, here ‘s one I thought of while preparing a savory yam souffle: ‘I think, ‘ said the sweet potato, ‘therefore, I yam. ‘ ‘
Marla Pearlson, an executive at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Caroline Rhea fan, thinks the move to humor makes sense. ‘Think about Martha ‘s signature dish ‘ the quiche. It ‘s eggs, milk, and pastry crust. That ‘s basically the comedy rule of three right there. ‘
‘She ‘s really funny, ‘ agreed Jason Munz, Stewart ‘s long time assistant who was busy patching her memory quilt. ‘People always think she doesn ‘t have a sense of humor, but she demands to laugh up to five times a day. ‘
Stewart hopes to turn the show ‘s success into it ‘s own franchise spawning even more new ventures like sitcoms, merchandise and a ‘Peach Cobblers of Comedy Tour ‘.