For those who currently or have previously toiled in a typical office environment, Comedy Central’s Corporate can really get to the soul(lessness) of it. I wrote earlier in the season about how the series’ nihilistic take on corporate culture works because of how it accepts that we’re all part of a machine, but with enough humor to keep that real-world slog from feeling too much like, well, a slog. The upcoming episode “The Long Meeting” hits upon yet another office truth in the dreaded pointless meeting where cell phones are banned (no!).
As John (Adam Lustick) and Kate (Anne Dudek) scramble to find some direction after Christian (Lance Reddick) leaves them in charge, they ask everyone to brainstorm whatever topic that comes to mind. But Jake (Jake Weisman) shows Matt (Matt Ingebretson) that in this brainstorm vortex, anything you say is ok. Yes, anything.
In our exclusive clip from the episode below, we also see a delightful cameo by Fred Willard as an old-school executive whose needs some real “Time’s Up” on his way of thinking. Check it out below:
Corporate airs Wednesday nights on Comedy Central; below is the official synopsis if you haven’t caught up yet (and you should!)
Corporate stars series creators/writers/executive producers Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman as two Junior Executives-in-Training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless, corporate hell-hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.
The ten-episode weekly series is executive produced, created and written by Ingebretson, Weisman, and Bishop, who also directs. Jake Fogelnest also serves as an executive producer with Nate Young as co-executive producer. Adam Londy and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.