Who Is Charlotte Newhouse? The 'Idiotsitter' Star Got Her Start In The L.A. Comedy Scene
True to its name, Comedy Central has a full lineup of hilarious original programming — so much so that there's bound to be something for everyone. Now, a new show, though originally a web series, is hitting the network called Idiotsitter , which stars Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse. Although you've probably heard of Bell from her roles in Workaholics and 22 Jump Street, who is Charlotte Newhouse and how does she fit into Idiotsitter?
If you don't know what Comedy Central's new series is about, it follows Gene (played by Bell), an out-of-control Billy Madison-type party animal who needs constant supervision to keep her out of trouble. Enter: Billie (Newhouse), a more by-the-books person who gets roped into being an adult babysitter while Gene is on house arrest. Idiotsitter has been described as an odd-couple story of the friendship between Gene and Billie, which just by the sound of the premise should prove to be another hilarious addition to Comedy Central when it premieres on Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. — right after Bell's other series, Workaholics. Here's what you should know about Newhouse, the co-creator and co-star of Idiotsitter.
She Went To Columbia
Before getting into the comedy scene, Newhouse graduated from Columbia University in 2001. Fun fact: Since Jake Gyllenhaal graduated in 2002 and Anna Paquin in 2004, it's likely they attended the school at the same time — a pretty impressive few years.
She Met Bell at The Groundlings
Newhouse joined the Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings, which is where she met Bell. They became writing partners and worked on a number of sketches together while part of the troupe, according to Splitsider.
Idiotsitter Is Her First TV Writing Project
Although Newhouse has acted in all kinds of projects — especially TV roles like on The Big Bang Theory, Community, and Hart of Dixie — Idiotsitter is her first credit as a writer for a television series.
Her Parents Helped Inspire Idiotsitter
In an interview with Gotham, Newhouse described her parents as "pretty affluent" and said their world helped inspire Gene's family on the show. "They’re not like Gene’s parents, but we get a peek into that role, Jillian and I, when we hang out with my folks and their ilk. It definitely helps. I sort of based it on my parents’ crowd."
She's Working On A New Movie
Newhouse and Bell reunited as a writing team for MGM's Let's Get Married , which Deadline reported will be a comedy (of course) that follows a couple in an arranged marriage.
Though you may have recognized Newhouse from one of her smaller TV roles, Idiotsitter should be the series to finally bring her the attention she deserves as both a performer and a writer.
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