WorkingBug's Weber & Lukowski emerge as web comedy duo.
“You should check it out.”
-- On A Series of Unfortunate People
NBC’S EXTRA - “It’s the latest viral craze... this is a must-see!”
-- On "Road to the Altar"
“URKEL WHO? Expect lots of laughs and thankfully, no corny catchphrases.”
-- On Road to the Altar
Jaleel White, "plays a guy who wants to marry his fiancée, but who definitely bit off more than he can chew"
-- On "Road to the Altar"
"Poking fun at the process leading up to a wedding by taking the possibilities to the extreme."
-- On Road to the Altar
Eight amazing celebrity comebacks
Ashton Kutcher... partnered with Intel and 48 creative "mavericks" for a narrative experiment
"Road To The Altar", cleverly satirizes wedding fever and the overblown industry.
WebTV FUELS RENAISSANCE - a byline written by Annie Lukowski & Leyna Juliet Weber
Rochelle is an effervescent and funny character played with warmth and a great sense of physicality by Leyna J Weber
NBC’S EXTRA - “It’s the latest viral craze: Jaleel White plays the abused groom, and Leyna Juliet Weber is Bridezilla 2.0. The ten four-minute webisodes have already begun infiltrating the net and if you’ve ever been part of a wedding, this is a must-see!” -- On "Road to the Altar"
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT - JALEEL WHITE FROM URKEL TO THE ‘ALTAR’!
Jaleel White plays Simon, a guy who wants to marry his fiancée, but who definitely bit off more than he can chew when it comes to the actual preparations,” the 32-year-old actor tells ET. Meanwhile, Simon’s fiancée is focused like a laser beam on the big day. “It’s about her obsessing over every detail and me trying to pull her back.” Jaleel says of the series.
“URKEL WHO? Looking fine and taking names, Jaleel White stars opposite "As The World Turns" Leyna Juliet Weber in this new mockumentary about a couple and their runaway wedding plans. Along for the ride is a bumbling reality film crew documenting the duo’s rocky progress to the altar. Expect lots of laughs – and thankfully, no corny catchphrases.” -- On Road to the Altar
WorkingBug's Weber & Lukowski emerge as web comedy duo. On the digital side of Hollywood, the scrappy lone wolf scribes are a plenty, but occasionally we’re seeing the rise of the web’s version of the power duo. Leyna Weber and Annie Lukowski and their new shingle WorkingBug.com are emerging as a digital writer-producer duo to keep an eye on, building their chops with a strong toehold in the web world.
JALEEL WHITE’S 'ROAD TO THE ALTAR' "Road To The Altar is shot as a mockumentary, poking fun at the process leading up to a wedding by taking the possibilities to the extreme. The series also allows for the spotlight to be shared, as supporting characters post in-character Tweets and blogs in between episodes...
EIGHT AMAZING CELEBRITY COMEBACKS IN 2010: Jaleel White! Did somebody say “cheese?” You probably know Jaleel as Steve Urkel – or Stefan, if you watched "Family Matters" in later seasons. We’re very excited that he is back, starring in a new web series called "Road to the Altar". The concept: Jaleel and his Jewish fiancé make their wedding into a reality show to fund their honeymoon. Let’s hope there’s a polka scene at the wedding, for Urkel’s sake.
Ashton Kutcher's production company Katalyst has revealed its first output from new hothousing venture IdeaJam. It partnered with Intel and 48 creative "mavericks" for a narrative experiment that will yield six, short, digital content units. The participants were "engaging with the online community" and "deepening the connections between video and viewer" according to Google... How about the odd notion of [WorkingBugMedia's] "MatchMyFriend," which would allow you to watch a live stream of your friend's first date, after you've set them up with another of your acquaintances -- a mashup of dating sites and social media, that repays your effort at setting two people up together on a date with a little voyeuristic pleasure. (Fast Company)
JALEEL WHITE MAKES 'ALTAR' A PROMISING UNION Sometime during your twenties, you’ll become aware that you’ve been asked to plan or attend more bridal showers and bachelorette parties than you ever thought possible. If you’re unmarried and watching "Road To The Altar", you may also realize that if you’ve only planned a pre-wedding bash, you never knew how easy you had it. "Road To The Altar", cleverly satirizes wedding fever and the overblown industry... Jaleel White and Leyna J. Weber play an engaged couple embarking on the stressful journey that is modern wedding planning.
WebTV FUELS RENAISSANCE - a byline written by Annie Lukowski & Leyna Juliet Weber for The Huffington Post Fear not: web content saturating your TV does not imply a decline in quality. Production costs have dropped significantly over the years, and a lower barrier to entry has created a level playing field... And with audiences responding to celebrity and non celebrity driven material alike, quality content remains the deciding factor. The definition of “network” is also evolving. Websites like FunnyOrDie.com become programming choices like NBC and FOX. With the networks and the web alongside each other, what rises to the top is truly… the best... With access to play in your living room, web programming will surely thrive by allowing us independent producers the opportunity to open up our stories and fully explore our characters.
“You should check it out.” -- On A Series of Unfortunate People
A NEW READ ON JEWISH LIFE: But the real surprise is that the series, "Road to the Altar", is actually good, and that it offers up another star worthy of notice: Leyna Juliet Weber as White’s fiancée, Rochelle Shapiro. Rochelle is an effervescent and funny character played with warmth and a great sense of physicality by Weber, who is also the show’s co-writer, along with director Annie Lukowski. Rochelle may want things her way and have a butcher grandfather who’s “flying in the meat” for the big day, but, said Weber, she’s not a JAP ... Where Curb Your Enthusiasm has license to misbehave by virtue of airing on pay cable, and Arrested Development pushed the boundaries of network TV farther than they could stretch, being on the Web gives Road a great deal of freedom – as Weber said, “We didn’t have a million censors going, ‘That’s not gonna work in Nebraska” – and it goes where not many sitcoms have gone before… Road makes consistent, satisfying use of the mockumentary format, more Christopher Guest than The Office, another show Road recalls. It also cannily employs the format of reality shows like the much publicized Jon and Kate Plus Eight, or The Real Housewives, using the characters vlogs, or video blogs on the show’s site, to further the conceit by providing mini “confessional” interviews with an array of side characters played by distinguished guest stars, including Jim Hanks and Earl Billings as Simon’s father.