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Bobby Moynihan plays sidekick, defends turf in 'The Sidecar'
"Saturday Night Live" star and Eastchester native Bobby Moynihan plays a bartender with an unusual superpower and an aversion to the word "sidekick" in the YouTube series "The Sidecar."
Moynihan, who created the comedy Web series that launched last week, plays Brick, who, like his regulars, has quirky and perhaps impractical superpowers that don't quite make for superhero material. Brick's buddies, Fracture (new "SNL" writer Neil Casey) and Blue Jay (Chris Gethard of "The Chris Gethard Show") try to defend their honor in the face of Sloppy Hero ("The Substitute" host Jon Gabrus). Hilarity and expletives ensue, so while we won't embed it here, you can click on this link to check out all the action.
All four actors are veterans of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, where Moynihan continues to perform as the occasional guest performer for the venue's ASSSSCAT improv shows on Sunday nights.
"The Sidecar" is Moynihan's latest contribution to the Above Average Network, the YouTube channel that also produces the series "Cool Kids Table," for which he chronicled his days as a student at Eastchester High School.
Now in his fifth season of "SNL," Moynihan has had a few other projects in the works. In addition to a cameo as a cheerleader in "Grown Ups 2" (slated for a summer release), he's part of another ensemble comedy in "Revenge for Jolly!", which Sony Pictures acquired after the movie premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Earlier this year, he also made a memorable appearance as a minister on the season finale of the HBO comedy "Girls."