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The Jack and Triumph Show

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The Jack and Triumph Show - Summary

The Jack and Triumph Show is a live sitcom TV show shot in New York City developed by Michael Koman and Robert Smigel. The show stars Jack McBrayer and Triumph the insult comic dog star as an acting duo who had great success in a "Lassie" like TV show in the 1990's, but further success eluded them as they grew older and they never achieved the fame that they once had. In the show, Triumph went on to a life of decadence and excess, causing him to be a polarizing influence on the duo and Jack's career stalled after a number of poor choices.

The Jack and Triumph Show
is shot in a live sitcom format, that has not been seen since the days of the Cosby show. All sitcoms are now shot in Hollywood without an audience and later played back to an audience that provides the reaction sounds and applause. The live sitcom format is a rare and forgotten art form of TV production as most TV production companies shy away from it due to cost, logistics and overall difficulty of pulling it off. The show is shot at the NEP TV studios, across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The show uses an invited live studio audience during taping. Celebrity guest stars join the TV show for a single episode. For the first episode, Joey Fatone made an appearance as one of Triumph's poker playing friends from the "old days."

The show story format is that long after Jack and Triumphs successful TV show run back in the 1990's, both have fallen onto harder times. The show begins with Triumph invading Jack's house where he lives with an old lady (that is not related to him) Triumph immediately takes over the house and brings his poker buddies over, who he was friends with back in the 90's. Other than Joey Fatone, other poker buddies that appear on the show include Leonard Maltin the movie critic and Tay Zonday (the internet sensation, Chocolate Rain) Other celebrities that appear on the show are Rachel Ray, Don Cheadle, Katy Perry and Conan O Brien.

Ironically the TV show is supposed to be in Jack's house which is in Glendale, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, an area of California which is full of other child stars from that era, that have also done nothing else with their life. So the TV show is essentially a reverse Seinfeld, the show is actually shot in NY, using a set that is a house in Los Angeles, whereas Seinfeld's show was shot in LA and used a set that is an apartment in New York City.
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How To Get Tickets to The Jack and Triumph Show

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Should You See The Jack and Triumph Show in New York City?

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog  
Some of the basic parts of this TV show are scripted, but in a curb-your-enthusiasm kind of way, the stars of this show are allowed to run away with many unscripted scenes, which adds to the spontaneity and makes the show a great deal more interesting to watch from an audience member perspective than a traditional viewing of a sit-com, which is so often pre-taped. The show is, at times, almost like an out-of-control improv with the production team running ragged to keep up with the talent who are taking the show in a whole new direction almost every minute. The comedy feels feels so natural that it is not clear to the studio audience (and the viewers at home) which lines are scripted and which ones are off-the-cuff improv. The show is not all good news though, many of the scenes are pre-shot on location. The creators of the show, Michael Koman and Robert Smigel, have come up with reasons in the plot that force Jack and Triumph to go outside their home and integrate with "real" people, but they try to stay away from using Jack or Triumph as a reporter, which is where Triumph (and his voice and handler Smigel) have a great deal of experience with, as this is where the character of Triumph started all the way back in 1997. These scenes are pre-taped and the audience just watches along and their reaction shots are recorded.
  • Jack McBrayer Triumph the Dog and Robert Smigel
  • Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Dog at Comic Con
  • Robert Smigel and TRiump at Adult Swim Event
Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Dog   Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC   NEP Penn Studios
Jack McBrayer Background:
Jack McBrayer had success in his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell on the NBC prime time comedy 30 Rock which ran for 7 seasons, from 2006 to 2013. McBrayer is native of Macon, Georgia where he studied theater administration at the University of Evansville.

Triumph The Comic Insult Dog Background:
Voiced and operated by Robert Smigel, Triumph The Comic Insult Dog started out on the Conan O'Brien show in 1997 and has made varied appearances on Conan on TBS and the TV Funhouse. His best bits were on segments where he interviews Star Wars fans on line for the new movie and questions fans at a Jon Bon Jovi concert.
TV Studio Address:
NEP Penn Studios
401 7th Avenue 33rd Street
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

TV Studio Entrance:
Although the official address of the Hotel Pennsylvania is located on 7th Avenue in New York City, actual the entrance to this TV studio is located at the side of the hotel, on 33rd street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

If you do happen to to try to enter the studio through the Hotel itself, you will find yourself in a maze of corridors to find the TV studio. It is best to exit the hotel and come back in the side door to the hotel.
Studio Hours:
The studio is open from 6pm to 10pm every Thursday night

NEP Penn Studios:
The size of this TV Studio is 9,620 square feet with an Audience holding are that measures 1,200 square feet.

How To Get To The Studio:

You can take many subway lines directly to Penn Station such as the 1, A, C, E trains.
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The Jack and Triumph Show Video
Robert Smigel and Jack McBrayer on a panel talking about the upcoming TV show The Jack and Triumph TV show at Comic-Con New York recorded 10/10/14
  Famous Shows In The Same Space
The NEP TV Studio in the Hotel Pennsylvania is famous for producing a number of other TV shows over the years including the Sally Jesse Raphael Show, The Maury Povich Show and more recently the Bill Cunningham Show.
  Get Free Tickets for The Jack and Triumph Show:
You can get free tickets to The Jack and Triumph Show by going to the show's website and filling out a short form including your name, email address and your desired show date. To get tickets
Noteworthy Dates for The Jack and Triumph Show   Person changing channel watching tv   Jack and Triumph Show Taping day
Noteworthy Dates For This TV Show
Pilot TV show shot January 20th, 2015
TV Show Start Date: February 20, 2015
TV Show Closes: Open Ended

Taping Season
This show tapes in 13 or 14 week stretches and is dark the rest of the year. It is planned to have two seasons per year for this show.
  Show Transmission Time:
The Jack and Triumph Show is broadcast once per week on Saturday night at 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Show Transmission Channel:
The Jack and Triumph Show is broadcast on the Adult Swim channel which appears on all major cable carriers across the United States. The channel shares space with Cartoon Network. Adult Swim is operational on the channel every night from 8:00 PM until 6:00 AM with Cartoon Network using the channel at the opposite times. Both channels are are owned by Turner Broadcasting System which allows this consideration to happen.
  When Does This Show Tape:
The Jack and Triumph Show is taping thirteen episodes per season. They tape the show once per week at 8:00 PM on Thursday nights.

The taping takes approximately 2 hours per show.

Age Requirement:
You must be at least 18 years old to attend The Jack and Triumph Show taping and be able to present a government issued ID to demonstrate age.
Parking for The Jack and Triumph Show  
Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garages for The Jack and Triumph Show are located at:
QUIK PARK Garden Lots
126 W 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
CENTRAL Parking System of NY
148 W 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.