November 9, 2018
Watch: 'Rick and Morty' Creator Shows Off His DIY Roots
Before creating the popular Adult Swim series, Justin Roiland cut his teeth in the DIY world of Channel 101.
If you’re a big Rick and Morty fan, you likely know a bit about creator Justin Roiland’s background, having made many shorts for LA-based shorts fest Channel 101 (many of which he starred in).
Just today, Rick and Morty‘s Facebook page posted this hilarious short very reminiscent of Roiland’s earlier work. Just like the shorts he built his brand on, Roiland uses editing, weird comedic beats, a unique sense of humor, and whatever is happening around him in the moment to craft his comedy:
Before Rick and Morty was a hit on Adult Swim, it was known as “Doc and Mharti” and was something of a reaction and response to Roiland having received cease-and-desist letters over other projects. Like House of Cosbys.
Roiland’s projects for Channel 101 were always hilarious, and if you love Rick and Morty and Justin’s crazy VR episode like the one we shared here, you owe it to yourself to dive into his previous works for Channel 101.