Comedy Central has teamed up with Kanye West for a new show starring, get this, muppets!
They're calling the project a hip hop show that meets the muppets. Very interesting indeed.
A half-hour pilot has been shot for the project, tentatively titled "Alligator Boots." It's from Jackhole Prods., the production company founded by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla that also was behind Comedy Central's puppet show Crank Yankers.
The project, which is under consideration for 2009, would feature music produced and performed by West and fellow rapper Rhymefest, both of whom are serving as executive producers on the pilot alongside Kellison. Kanye will host the pilot, and the idea is to have a different celebrity guest host for every episode, similar to the setup on the original Muppet Show.
Sounds like a cool idea! Would you tune in to watch Kanye and muppets?