Springfield’s only late night TV talk show, The Mystery Hour, is taking on the “big” boys and girls of Hollywood in a battle of web supremacy.
The show has been nominated for a Webby award for the Best Comedy, Shortform against current or former network television programs including NBC’s Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Billy on the Street.
The show is nominated for their segment “Icelandagram,” which contends the entire nation of Iceland is nothing more than a place created by Instagram to give people perfect selfies.
The video was produced by Mystery Hour host Jeff Houghton and his show’s team of writers including Katie Day, Nate Black, and Sarah Jenkins, and at least one fake sheep.
Voting takes place on the “Webbys From Home” website through Thursday May 7, 2020. You are limited to one vote per email address. As of Wednesday night’s airing of the special streaming “Mystery Hour” shows from Jeff Houghton’s garage during the lockdown, the segment was in first place with 27% of the vote.
“Let’s take all of our angsty boredom and funnel it to this. Go team!” Houghton posted on the Mystery Hour facebook page.