MTV to Air Sketch-Comedy Program Featuring Off-Bway Actors Oct. 19

News   MTV to Air Sketch-Comedy Program Featuring Off-Bway Actors Oct. 19 A new comedy show from the creators of Off-Broadway’s Bomb-itty of Errors will debut on MTV Saturday, Oct. 19.

A new comedy show from the creators of Off-Broadway’s Bomb-itty of Errors will debut on MTV Saturday, Oct. 19.

Entitled "Scratch + Burn," the new sketch-comedy program features the stars of Bomb-itty and is scheduled for 9:30 PM on the music network. The show will include comedy sketches as well as original music videos. Repeat broadcasts of the premiere episode will be aired Oct. 20 (11:30 PM), Oct. 21 (5:30and 10:30 PM), Oct. 24 (2:30 PM), Oct. 25 (6 PM), Oct. 26 (3:30 and 9:30 PM) and Oct. 27 (12:30 PM).

Bomb-itty was an "add-rap-tation" of the Shakespearean classic, The Comedy of Errors, written and performed by GQ, Erik Weiner, Jason Catalano and Jordan Allen-Dutton. New York Shakespeare Festival's Andy Goldberg (Romeo and Juliet, Two Noble Kinsmen) directed the Off-Broadway engagement. With original music by DJ J.A.Q, Bomb-itty modernized the classic Shakespeare story and retold it in rap. The play was first performed at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing with a workshop that followed at New York Stage and Film.

"Scratch + Burn" will feature the talents of GQ, Jordan, J.A.Q. and Dragon. For more information about the new show, go to www.mtv.com

—By Andrew Gans and Christine Ehren