Stage 13’s new digital comedy series, “High & Mighty,” is headed to Sundance this year and it’s bringing with it a fresh perspective on funny. With a predominantly Latino cast and crew, the show centers on a character named Chelo (Jorge Diaz) who gets shot by a mysterious flower delivery man which leads him to discover he has superhuman powers; but only when he’s drunk or high. Described as “‘Spider-Man’ meets ‘Pineapple Express,’” writer/creator Cesar Mazariegos (who, no joke, pitched the series during a break from his job working at an L.A. mortuary) gives us a superhero origin story in a way that hasn’t been seen before.
In phone conversations with ET, two creators — also good friends in real life — discuss subverting TV norms, the constraints of telling a story in 15 minutes and what Emmy recognition would mean to them.
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Co-star of ‘It’s Bruno!’ talks about his dogs, his music and reclaiming his ChapStick.
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