Writer and comedian, Catie Lazarus says she was inspired to write Mice York City (M.Y.C) after observing an obnoxious mouse that lived rent-free in her apartment for years.
“One night, I was watching TV and the mouse just sat, chilling in the middle of the living room. He (not to be sexist) didn't feel the need to hide or sneak by," Lazarus says. "Clearly, he thought this was his home too. I wondered if he liked what I turned on. Maybe he watched his own TV shows when I was out. There are 973 cable channels catering to every niche demo. There are channels directed at puppies, could there be HBO Mouse?"
Premiering on Funny or Die today, M.Y.C. chronicles the adventures of Brie and Ched in Mice York City.
Brie and Ched even debate over "The Real Mousewives."
So far, Lazarus has written a half dozen episodes. Whether the mice are enrolling in yoga teacher training; signing up for OkCupid; or watching "Under the Boardwalk Empire," Lazarus says mice are often overlooked in New York City compared to roaches and rats.
But it's their time to shine and win the rodent rat race.
"M.Y.C. finally 'puts a face to a name' on this underground population. My hope is to release more episodes, be it on the web or TV," Lazarus says.
For more than a few good laughs watch the clip multiple times.