Handy The Series

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Handy The Series

The Comedy Central Branded series, Handy, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes comedic look into the grueling, high-stress and absurd world of professional male hand modeling. We follow self-proclaimed renown hand model Erik Thomas Layne as he applies his well honed skills on sets of big-budget print and television commercial shoots. We witness him navigate egos, including his own, and wield products with exceptional grace and acuity. And in the process, we gain insight into just what kind of man it takes to handle the pressures of such a demanding profession. Or, as Erik calls it, ``Art``.

New Episode

Episode 8. “Erik Gets The Jitters”

Episode 6. ``Blinded by the Lime``

Episode 7. “Kat Burglar”

Starring Erich Lane as Erik Thomas Layne

Created, written and directed by Josh Miller
Executive Producers Josh Miller and Erich Lane

Recent Episodes

Episode 1. ``Peaches & Cream``

Episode 3. ``Erik Gets Crabs``

Episode 5. ``Hand of Humanity``

Episode 2. ``Bahia``

Episode 4. “Lord of the Ring”

The People


Josh Miller

Josh Miller is a commercial and content writer/director who leverages his years as an award-winning copywriter/creative director and a lifelong passion for film and photography to tell comedic, entertaining human-driven narratives. He graduated from The University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism, then landed his first job in Advertising in NYC by sneaking rolls of toilet paper into the bathroom stalls of Kirshenbaum Bond that read: “Josh Miller. A Copywriter Who’s Willing to Start at the Bottom”. They took him literally. His first business card read: “Copywriter / Chauffeur”. Josh went on to create renown campaigns for some of the best brands at the best agencies on both coasts, before turning to directing full time with RSA Films and B-Reel. Josh is widely recognized for his commercials, videos, and shorts films. In addition to Handy, based off his festival darling short film, Hand Job, Josh is developing another series with Comedy Central, as well as a feature, a short, and an unscripted TV project with Thom Beers’ new company, BoBCat. Josh is currently represented for commercials by LA and NY-based production company, Spears & Arrows.


Erich Lane

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Erich spent the majority of his life in Houston. While there, he attended The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he studied theater/acting. He then got a BA from UCLA’s theater, film and television department. Erich has been acting since the age of 5 in various films, television, and commercial projects. As a child actor, Erich’s work on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” helped capture parents who murdered their son. More recently, Erich got to work on the HBO show “Enlightened” opposite Laura Dern. Erich has studied both writing and improv at The Groundlings, and also wrote the lyrics to the viral song parody “Bat Romance.” Yes, Erich is an actual hand model.


Contact: Josh Miller Josh@humongous.tv Beth Trentacoste beth.trentacoste@viacom.com

Handy, the series, is based on the festival darling short film, Hand Job: Portrait of a Male Hand Model.

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