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The Who Was? Show: New Netflix Family Series Plays with History (Video)

Are you a history buff? Netflix's new TV show, The Who Was? Show, debuted today, Variety reports.The family series is based on the Who Was? children's books and "features an array of sketches built around an unlikely pair of historical figures." The cast includes Andy Daly, Haley Tju, Lilla Crawford, Bentley Green, Adam Hochstetter, Zach Timson, Kirrilee Berger, Ellie Kemper, John Oliver, and Jane Krakowski.Read More…
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Comedy Dream Team Plays With History in New Netflix Kids & Family Series ‘The Who Was? Show’

  • Variety
Ever wonder what it would be like if Gandhi met up with Benjamin Franklin? Or if Galileo sat down for a chat with Queen Elizabeth? What about a dance-off between Joan of Arc and Albert Einstein?

All those things and more can be found on Netflix’s new kids and family series “The Who Was? Show,” which launched on the streaming service on Friday.

The sketch comedy series is based on the popular “Who Was?” children’s books published by Penguin Random House and features a who’s who of comedy producers and writers who can boast 900 Emmys between them, according to executive producer-showrunner Richard Korson and writer-executive producer Brian McCann (“Conan”), who recently chatted with Variety about the silly, yet slyly educational show.

The series is a show-within-a-show format about a group of kids that produce a show overseen by a clueless network executive, played by Andy Daly. Each episode,
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Netflix’s ‘The Who Was? Show’: Haley Tju, Lilla Crawford, & Others Join Historical Comedy Sketch Show

History is about to get a lot more funny on Netflix. The streaming giant has tapped six young actors for The Who Was? Show, an upcoming historical comedy sketch series which introduces kids to leading figures from yesteryear. The new series was inspired by Penguin Workshop's bestselling Who Was? biography series. Presented as a show within a show, Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs), Adam Hochstetter (The Kicks), Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods), Bentley Green (Fat Camp)…
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