IFC has ordered a pilot presentation for scripted comedy Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights from H. Jon Benjamin (Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Archer, Bob’s Burgers) and Leo Allen (Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Nathan for You, Review).
Created and written by Benjamin and Allen, Benjamin stars in and narrates the comedic and wild anthology series of 100 very personal, lurid tales of secret passion, burning desire and ruthless betrayal. Benjamin’s narrator is overcome with confessions of love, lust, romance and sex, from the local waitress to a church nun, to a lover who’s revealed to be a robot. The narrator exists solely to “bare” witness to all the passion in the world around us, while never benefiting from it himself. The presentation is shooting this week in New York City. Benjamin and Allen also executive produce, along with Alyson Levy, John Lee, and Vernon Chatman. PFFR is producing.
“IFC is excited to dive into deadpan erotic humor, a new and untapped genre of scripted comedy for us,” said Christine Lubrano, IFC’s SVP of original programming. “As a send up of Red Shoe Diaries, these steamy and seductive tales represent a hilarious departure from familiar erotica. As our narrator and guide, Jon Benjamin’s irreverent and revealing journey will leave viewers gasping for more.”
“I always wanted to make a show that my kid could watch and I’m thrilled that IFC has given me this opportunity,” said Jon Benjamin.