I've seen the first two episodes but they didn't make me laugh. I would argue that the premise isn't really unique at all. I agree though. In times like these where every other movie is a remake of another movie or TV show and the ones that aren't are based on a character created by someone who has nothing to do with the movie business (Ironman, Green Lantern, etc) and most TV shows have absolutely ZERO originality and the ones that do are just Americanized bastardizations of European shows (The Office) this does pass for unique, by today's standards.
But then again, I have a weird sense of humor so the fact that I didn't find it funny at all is probably a good indicator that it IS funny. It's not as funny as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", that's for sure.