'Simpsons' Actor Harry Shearer Is Using the Unreal Engine to Make a Donald Trump Parody Show
Published Nov 28, 2016Comedian and voice actor Harry Shearer has been stirring the pot in various ways over the last few years, from threatening to quit The Simpsons to filing a massive lawsuit for unpaid Spinal Tap merch money. There are only so many hours in the day, but the actor now has another project under his belt with a new sketch show.
Called Too Soon?, the series will take a look at Donald Trump's presidency via weekly, half-hour episodes.
Uniquely, the show will be animated utilizing the Unreal Engine — the performance capture technology more commonly used for videogames.
"I wanted to do this to start what I think is a future, if not the future, of topical sketch comedy," Shearer said in a statement. "With Donald Trump now set to be President, this could be comedy gold for the next four years."
Watch a brief clip from Too Soon? below. If this things a success, maybe they can turn it into a videogame as well.