The Daily Wire’s first animated comedy series “Mr. Birchum” goes where mainstream comedy won’t, a respite from the woke agenda everywhere one looks.

Created by comedian Adam Carolla, “Mr. Birchum” is headed by Carolla as the voice of no-nonsense junior high woodshop teacher, Mr. Birchum, along with a star-studded cast which includes Daily Wire host Brett Cooper, journalist Megyn Kelly, comedian Roseanne Barr, and so many more. 

“Whatever turn society takes and whatever bothers regular folk, normal people, we will skewer,” Carolla said on Morning Wire about what viewers can expect of the new DailyWire+ show. “So Birchum just sort of represents normal people who don’t get any of this crap. And that’s what you should expect Birchum to attack.”

“At a certain point, this stuff started being forced upon us and fed to us, and then I think that was the problem, like a lot of normal people [said], ‘I don’t want to know your pronouns, or I don’t want to embrace the trans movement, or Hamas, or anything like that, and I like to walk outside without a mask,’” he added.

The first episode premiered exclusively on Sunday, May 12 on Daily Wire+ and deals with Birchum coming face to face with his new nemesis, fanatical social justice warrior, Karponzi voiced by comedian Tyler Fischer, who tries to enact his woke agenda on his new school.

The woodshop teacher’s foes not only include Karponzi but indoctrinated, snowflake students and a school board that’s jumped in head first to adopt the DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) agenda.

Origin Of “Mr. Birchum”

Carolla recently talked about the origin of “Mr. Birchum,” telling Daily Wire’s Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro that, “this is a project that’s been 30 years in the making.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Adam Carolla attends the Mr. Birchum Series Premiere on May 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for DailyWire+)

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“In 1994, I was a boxing coach. I was training Jimmy Kimmel to box. Jimmy, the sports guy back then, for KROQ radio, for a morning stunt. He thought I was funny. He said, ‘I think I can get you on the radio. But you’ve got to come up with a character,’” Carolla explained.

He continued, “I said, ‘I don’t do characters.’ He said, ‘You better come up with one.’ And I came up with a character called Mr. Birchum. Thirty years ago on KROQ radio in Los Angeles for the morning show.”

Carolla said the character “immediately became insanely popular” and added, “This is how I got into show business.”

WATCH: “Mr. Birchum” now on DailyWire+

Next, Shapiro asked about the character and what he represents. “Who was the character? Why did it become so popular?” he asked.

“He’s an amalgamation of every mean shop teacher I had in junior high,” Carolla replied. “I went to Walter Reed Junior High, and I had Mr. Gage and Mr. Smith and all these horrible shop teachers. They were angry guys with big mustaches and big forearms who loved woodworking and hated kids.”

“Even as a 13- or 14-year-old, I thought it was interesting that these guys went to school every day to work with kids, but hated kids,” he added.

“They loved their shop. And they looked at it as their shop, and the kids were sort of a nuisance and an annoyance who were coming in and who were using their tools. That’s sort of the approach for every shop teacher I had,” Carolla continued. “And so, as I went through life, I would tell people, ‘Did you ever have a mean shop teacher?’ And they’d go, ‘Oh, mine was the worst!’”

Carolla said, “I sort of realized everyone had a shared experience of the horrible, mean shop teachers. And I thought, I’ve never seen an ‘SNL’ sketch about a mean shop teacher. No one has captured this guy. But I’ll capture him. And that’s where Mr. Birchum was born.”

Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, who is the executive producer of the series, previously said, “Hollywood wouldn’t make ‘Birchum’ today because they’ve stopped making comedies altogether for fear of offending the ‘wrong’ people – so we realized we had to do it.”

“We teamed up with Adam and some of the funniest people we know – Roseanne, Rob Riggle, Patrick Warburton, Fischer, and so many more – to bring back the irreverent patriarch in a truly hilarious comedy that doesn’t care who it offends,” Boreing added.

Star-Studded Cast

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Roseanne Barr attends the Mr. Birchum Series Premiere on May 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for DailyWire+)

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Carolla-who brings to life Birchum-is joined by his family— wife Wendi, voiced by the host of “The Megyn Kelly Show”; son Eddie, voiced by Kyle Dunnigan; and stepdaughter Jeanie, voiced by The Daily Wire’s very own host of “The Comments Section with Brett Cooper,” partnered with Birchum’s friend Gage, voiced by Alonzo Bodden.

Other celebs involved in the project include Sage Steele (Deena), Danny Trejo (Switchblade), Warburton (Burly Man), Jay Mohr (Coach Murphy), Riggle (Gunderson), and Barr as Principal Bortles.

During the Sirius XM “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, the host and Carolla talked about the series and the insanity of the radical anti-America and anti-Israel protesters on college campuses across the country, with Kelly saying the country needs more Birchums in school.

“I will say, the timing for this is perfect,” the host said. “But we need a guy like Birchum more than ever. We could use more like Mr. Birchum in our K-12 and college education right now because we are producing a bunch of soft [people].”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: Megyn Kelly attends the Mr. Birchum Series Premiere on May 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for DailyWire+)

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Cooper was also on the show where she and Kelly joked about being mom and daughter on “Mr. Birchum.”

The Daily Wire host said she grew up as a child actor in Los Angeles for ten years and later went to college at UCLA. During the pandemic, she said her life changed and it was then she decided to speak out about “politics, values, current events, and culture” by making videos online, becoming a voice for the Right for a generation that was inundated with leftist ideology.

Hollywood Launch Party

Ahead of the launch of the new animated series on Daily Wire+, the stars of the show hit the red carpet at Academy LA in Los Angeles for the series premiere. Besides the star-studded cast, there were also quite a few VIP guests in attendance for what’s shaping up to be the most hilarious, unapologetic comedy of the year.

Besides the cast of “Mr. Birchum,” plenty of other famous faces were spotted at the event and on the red carpet. Ben Savage, Dennis Prager, T.J. Miller, Audriix, Razzle Dangerously, Lori “Ice” Fetrick, Rose Reid, Rick Thorne, Jonathan Kite, Tia Carrere, Amala Ekpunobi, and Chef Rush all turned up to show support for the new sitcom.

Executive producers Mike August and Nate Adams, head writer Mike Lynch, supervising producer Curtis Koller, and The Daily Wire’s Co-CEO/Executive Producer Boreing, Co-CEO/Executive Producer Caleb Robinson, COO Jon Lewis, and podcast host Michael Knowles were all there, too.

“Mr. Birchum” is  produced by David Coleman for The Daily Wire and Dallas Sonnier for Bonfire Legend, with Ben Shapiro executive producing along with Boreing and Robinson.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: David Coleman, Sage Steele, Roseanne Barr, Kyle Dunnigan, Brett Cooper, Megyn Kelly, Adam Carolla, Tyler Fischer, Jeremy Boreing, Alonzo Bodden, Nate Adams, Mike August and Curtis Koller attend the Mr. Birchum Series Premiere on May 07, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for DailyWire+)

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“Mr. Birchum” Mobile Billboard Rolls Through L.A.

A mobile billboard displaying the trailer and details about the much-anticipated premiere of “Mr. Birchum,” The Daily Wire’s first animated comedy series, hit the streets of Los Angeles last weekend.

The digital billboard was 7 feet tall and 12 feet long and was made to resemble a school bus since the show centers on a junior high woodshop teacher voiced by Carolla.

The mobile billboard drove around some Southern California hotspots, including Hollywood, West L.A., Culver City, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. 

The first episode will be available for free to everyone with the rest of the series available to DailyWire+ members.

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