Comedy Central’s all-new original movie “Office Race” set to premiere on Monday, September 4 at 8PM ET/PT

Featuring comedic heavyweights Beck Bennett, Joel McHale, Kelsey Grammer, Alyson Hannigan, J.B. Smoove and more

MTV Entertainment Studios announced Office Race, an all-new Comedy Central original movie, is set to premiere on Monday, September 4 at 8PM ET/PT. Starring Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live), Joel McHale (Animal Control), alongside Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Kylie Bunbury (Big Sky), Erinn Hayes (A Christmas Story Christmas), Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer), Katlyn Carlson (iCarly), Matt Richards (That Damn Michael Che), Karolena Theresa (You Hurt My Feelings), with J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother).

Office Race centers around an unambitious office worker (Beck Bennett) who goes to great lengths – specifically 26.2 miles – to defeat his exercise-obsessed, micromanaging boss (Joel McHale).

Character descriptions below:

Beck Bennett will play Pat, a passionless pushover who coasts aimlessly through life until he’s goaded into running a marathon and soon discovers his love for the sport.

Joel McHale will play Spencer, Pat’s co-worker and rival, who’s a brown-nosing fitness fanatic with zero self-awareness and a crippling addiction to a quasi-legal sports drink.

Alyson Hannigan will play Girlfriend Pat, Pat’s same-named girlfriend, who’s growing weary of his lackadaisical approach to life.

Erinn Hayes will play Rita, a potential investor in Pat’s company and the relentlessly positive, running gear-obsessed captain of the charity running team.

Geoffrey Arend will play Don, an emo-adult who’s desperate for companionship and to be recognized for all his charitable efforts, which he’s more than happy to tell you about.

J.B. Smoove will play Harry, a former world champion race-walker, who touts the purity of his niche sport and thumbs his nose at the running community.

Karolena Theresa will play Olivia, Pat and Spencer’s bubbly co-worker, who’s more into running clothes than the running itself.

Katlyn Carlson will play Kiki, Harry’s hyper-competitive muse, who’s unafraid to turn running into a contact sport, and will do whatever it takes to win.

Kelsey Grammer will play Coach B, Julie’s former high-school track coach and oft-injured marathoner who owns a local running store.

Kylie Bunbury will play Julie, Pat’s smart, dynamic, refreshingly honest teammate and eventual coach, and maybe something more…

Matt Richards will play Dave, Pat’s fun-loving best friend who enjoys marathons… of his favorite films, and enables Pat’s laid back lifestyle.

Directed by Jared Lapidus and written by James Kilmoon (Impractical Jokers) & Jared Lapidus, Office Race marks their feature film debut. Co-Produced by Above Average and Believe Entertainment Group. Ally Engelberg, Marc Lieberman and Brian Hunt serve as Producers and James Kilmoon, Jared Lapidus, Dan Goodman and William H Masterson III serve as Executive Producers. Janee Dabney and Ari Pearce executive produce for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Kristyn Deignan and Bola Fapohunda are supervising producers, with Donny Hugo Herran and Carlos Lugo serving as executives in charge of production. MTV Entertainment Studios produced.

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SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks

SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, CMT, SHOWTIME, PopTV, Logo, Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Network and TV Land. MTV Entertainment Studios produces 120+ series annually, including some of today’s biggest hits such as Yellowstone, Emily in Paris, 1923, 1883, George & Tammy, South Park, Tulsa King, The Daily Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, to name a few, as well as award-winning documentaries through its acclaimed MTV Documentary Films.

Above Average

ABOVE AVERAGE is a New York-based comedy development and production company. Founded in 2012 as the digital arm of Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, the company now develops and produces comedy features, half-hour scripted series, specials, and premium scripted audio series.

The company most recently produced Season 3 of HBO Max’s THE OTHER TWO, which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series. Other recent credits include: Matteo Lane’s stand up special HAIR PLUGS & HEARTACHE, COLIN QUINN AND FRIENDS (HBO Max), and the Bob Odenkirk series SUMMER IN ARGYLE (Audible). Upcoming later this year, Above Average is producing comedy specials for Tig Notaro and Alex Edelman.

Additionally, for the last five years, the company has curated and produced Above Average Live! stand up comedy shows featuring some of the most exciting comics in New York City.

Believe Entertainment Group

Believe Entertainment Group is an OSCAR and EMMY Award-Winning studio based in NYC. Believe won their awards for Dear Basketball, the animated short film written by the late NBA champion Kobe Bryant, scored by the prolific John Williams, and directed by Disney legend, Glen Keane. Their new documentary feature, Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids, narrated by Neil Patrick, that premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival will have a limited theatrical run starting Black Friday 2023, distributed by Abramorama.

Two other Believe series recently premiered including American Anthems, a new doc series on PBS featuring country music stars Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, and Kristian Bush, among others, that just received 4 EMMY nominations; and Jam Van, a mixed-media musical kids series for YouTube Kids featuring Nicole Byer, Marc Maron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Boyz II Men, Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow among others.

Other previous stand-out Believe projects include: The LeBrons, a multi-season animated kids series with NBA champion, LeBron James; In the Booth, a docu-series that ran for four season on YouTube and FUSE with legendary producer/DJ Tiësto; and Between Me and My Mind, a feature-length documentary on Phish front-man Trey Anastasio, currently available on Amazon Prime.

Trilith Studios in Atlanta and U.K. based ITV are Believe’s two largest shareholders and board members.