Ghost Ghirls is the Best Thing on Yahoo!
11:39 am, September 12th | by Colette McIntyre
Things You, Jane Dough Reader, Don’t Know About Me, Jane Dough Editor, #73: I have two cats named Milli and Vanilli and I blatantly favor Milli. That has nothing to do with this particular post but I just thought you should know (and tell me whether I am causing my cat to develop an inferiority complex and a breadth of insecurities that will drive him to push away everyone that he loves as he gets older). Another thing you don’t know about me is that I am obsessed with shows about “paranormal investigators.” I love it when they act like getting chilly and sick with the dizzies is scientific proof that ghosts exist; I love when it when they threaten and provoke the ghosts with the same bravado and tone that the perpetually drunk guy in your local bar uses to harass anyone who tries to play something other than Guns N’ Roses on the jukebox. I never get sick of people talking about “EVP readings” and yelling “woah — what was that” in abandoned hospitals, shuttered prisons, colonial taverns, or the odd castle. So you could only imagine my excitement when I discovered Ghost Ghirls, a comedy web series about best friends who moonlight as paranormal investigators. “Finally,” I thought. “My two favorite worlds met, briefly dated, had unprotected sex once when they were both pretty drunk, and created a hilarious baby!”
Ghost Ghirls is part of the new crop of web comedies that Yahoo! picked up in an effort to rebrand its video site, “Yahoo! Shine”, and it is by far the best one. Originally developed for SyFy, the project is produced by Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite and stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blascucci, series creators (alongside Drunk History‘s Jeremy Konner) and writers. The 12-episodes of Ghost Ghirls feature an amazing cast of guest stars that includes Kate Micucci, Molly Shannon (who is just turning up everywhere nowadays, isn’t she?!), New Girl‘s Jake Johnson, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, and Jack Black himself. “Ghost Ghirls is the funniest idea for a TV show that we’ve seen since I’ve been in the business,” Black said in a statement, and this is the guy who made Nacho Libre so, like, he knows comedy, ya know?
Episodes can be viewed exclusively at Yahoo!, so stop lollygagging and click this link. You have some spooky ghosts to catch!