Malcolm McDowell

Animated 'Jeff & Some Aliens' is in familiar 'out there' territory

Animated 'Jeff & Some Aliens' is in familiar 'out there' territory

A segment sprung or salvaged from the late animated sketch show “TripTank,” “Jeff & Some Aliens” has successfully been magnified to sitcom size. It premieres in its new big form Wednesday on Comedy Central.

Co-created by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli, it features Brett Gelman, a familiar figure in fringe comedy, as Jeff, who lives in a tumble-down tract house and has a trio of aliens for roommates, in the small but notable tradition of “My Favorite Martian,” “Alf” and “Mork & Mindy.”

All voiced by Minoli, the aliens are broadly speaking a Moe, a Larry and a Joe: tough, sensitive, dumb. (They look a little the way “sea...

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