If you’ve ever seen Steel Panther live, you know that their comedy chops are almost as strong as their musical ones. Their between-song banter is as filthy and funny as songs like “17 Girls In a Row” and “Asian Hooker.” Then there are their music videos. “The Burden of Being Wonderful” has the C-level celebrity cameos and production values of an episode of Entourage. So it shouldn’t be that shocking to find out that the band may have their own sitcom. Entertainment newsletter Cynopsis reports that “an exclusive worldwide TV and digital rights deal has been signed with Canadian production house Media Range to develop a scripted comedy series based on Steel Panther.” C21media.net has more info:
The series, which will be distributed globally by LA-based GRB Entertainment, will follow the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll-fueled lives of vocalist Michael Starr, lead guitarist Satchel, drummer Stix Zadinia and bassist Lexxxi Foxx. Between sell-out concerts, the band will also jet over to next month’s Mipcom in France, where they will perform an exclusive VIP acoustic show to invited television executives.
“Steel Panther is the perfect band to make the transition to TV. They’re unapologetically and hilariously irreverent. Their popularity transcends all age groups because their music is great. Steel Panther is in a class on its own,” said Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron. “They’ve been joined on stage by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Steven Tyler, Kelly Clarkson and many others so you can bet on many cameos by their celebrity friends in our series.”
It’s not clear when this is going to happen, but it’ll certainly be fun and funny to watch, and there’s a lot of comedy to be mined from the music industry in Los Angeles and the sex-crazed glam metal of Steel Panther. In the meantime, check out the band’s early appearances as “Danger Kitty” in a Discover Card commercial and look back to last year when they were on Dancing With the Stars.