Almost Genius - Episode Guide

Season 1

Grasping for Greatness

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 29, 2015

People pole dancing in India; a guy totally confuses his girl in bed; the amazing way one guy puts on his pants.

Missed It by That Much

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 5, 2016

A band of marauding monkeys wreak havoc on a freshly baked batch of bread; learn how to properly kiss your mate from a couple of pros; witness the awesome chi of the office karate master.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 12, 2016

Check out a real-life lightsaber academy, the worst dating profiles ever and a dance-off that is so bad, it's good.

Desperately Seeking Super

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jan 19, 2016

Saluting the everyday heroes; from a mystical owl whisperer, to a camp that prepares you for the Zombie Apocalypse, to a skateboarding taco.

"A" For Effort

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jan 26, 2016

The man with the biggest mouth in the world; a monk who stayed out a little too late; a Human Tower; an awesome 80's hair salon.

Daring the Universe

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 2, 2016

Almost Genius is a self-contained, half-hour comedy series that celebrates the people, places and things that try so hard to succeed but come up just a bit short. Hosted by April Richardson and Chris Fairbanks, this next-generation clip show features comedians and performers digitally inserted into viral videos to comment on and congratulate people for their bravery and ingenuity in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But Almost Genius doesn't mock, because as everyone knows, "almost" is awesome and genius.

Flying Too Close to the Sun

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 9, 2016

Hosts Chris Fairbanks and April Richardson raise a glass to those who try hard but don't quite hit the mark - from a pop' n' lockin' marine, to a bear who thinks he's a person. And watch an Irishman go back to the future.

Standing Ovation

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 16, 2016

A group of friends gets sexy on the slip'n slide; a dolphin attempts seduction; a funeral home holds a dance party.

Yes You Can!

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Feb 23, 2016

Yes You Can!: Almost Genius is a self-contained, half-hour comedy series that celebrates the people, places and things that try so hard to succeed but come up just a bit short. Hosted by April Richardson and Chris Fairbanks, this next-generation clip show features comedians and performers digitally inserted into viral videos to comment on and congratulate people for their bravery and ingenuity in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But Almost Genius doesn't mock, because as everyone knows, "almost" is awesome and genius.

We're #2

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2016

Close But No Cigar

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Mar 8, 2016

From an unbalanced pageant girl, to a banana-wielding Italian, to a literal pop-eye; those who continually fall short of their moment to shine.

Digging Deep

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: May 16, 2016

Hosts Chris Fairbanks and April Richardson know the cream rises to the top, but they're much more interested in the layer just below it. From a butt-naked rock climber, to a kid inventing new curse words, and the never ending twerk...we're digging deep to find the greatest no-getters out there!

Hardly Working

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: May 23, 2016

Hosts Chris Fairbanks and April Richardson are on the lookout for people who give it their all despite not being all there. From a geriatric gymnast, to the ultimate wedgie, and a good old fashioned game of Bang, Marry, Kill! We celebrate those who never give up…even though they probably should.

No Cigar

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jun 13, 2016

From a dad with a DIY rollercoaster, to the world's smallest gymnast...this show highlights those brave souls who think on their feet but don't always land on them.

Flying Low

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Jun 20, 2016

From a father/son beatboxing duo, to a cat with a tissue issue, this show celebrates those who shoot for the stars but don't quite make it past liftoff.

So Close Yet So Far

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Jun 27, 2016

Chris and April celebrate those who shoot for the moon and hit a tree on the way down; failure to launch has never been so fun.

If at First You Don't Succeed

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Jul 4, 2016

From a piano-playing horse to a cliff jumper who thinks he's Mary Poppins; those who give it their all and still come up short.

Half Baked

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Jul 11, 2016

Go for the Gold

Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Jul 18, 2016

From the residents of a town called Dildo, to a base-jumping monkey, we celebrate those with gold aspirations, but bronze abilities.

Down But Not Out

Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Jul 18, 2016

Snack-stealing monkeys; fighting grandmas; a guy solving Rubik's cubes in a Speedo.