There’s still time for you to get caught up on my latest guilty pleasure, season three of “The Joe Schmo Show.” Spike will repeat the first three episodes starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday before airing the fourth episode at 10:00 p.m. Some of the episodes are also available online.
Except for one guy, everyone on “The Joe Schmo Show” is an improv actor. The regular guy thinks he is competing to win $100,000 and a job as a bounty hunter. The rest of the cast is trying to fool him while simultaneously making fun of reality show clichés.
I watched and loved the first two seasons of “Joe Schmo” too. Season one was mostly a spoof of “Big Brother” with a little “Survivor” thrown in. Season two satirized “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” A then-unknown Kristen Wiig played “Dr. Pat the Quack” on season one. Comedian Natasha Leggero played “Rita the Drunk” on season two. KROQ’s Ralph Garman has hosted all three seasons, playing a different character each time.
The breakout star of season three may end up being Lorenzo Lamas. The “Renegade” actor skillfully parodies Hollywood celebrities and himself. His Spike bio says he “is now taking on more comedic roles and has even started to perform standup comedy.”