Ana Gasteyer's new web series takes comedy on the road in a Chevrolet

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The SNL vet has teamed with other funny moms to crack jokes in a Chevy Traverse

On Monday, "Saturday Night Live" alum Ana Gasteyer debuted her new comedy web series on Yahoo. "Going There with Ana Gasteyer" follows the comedian and mother of two as she runs errands and commiserates about parenting with other actors with kids, like Jenna Fischer of "The Office" and Maya Rudolph of SNL and "Bridesmaids," in a prominently featured Chevrolet Traverse, a mid-size SUV aimed at parents on the go.

There is ample opportunity for product placement, aside from the vehicle. After Gasteyer picks her up in the Traverse in front of her home, a sheepish Fischer admits she brought her grocery list on their kid-free outing. No worries — Gasteyer shows her how to use Yummy.com, a grocery delivery site that promises results in half an hour and apparently delivers to outdoor parks.

Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman of DeGeneres’ company A Very Good Production are executive producers of the series, along with Blue Ribbon Content, the short-form digital studio Warner Bros. put together in 2014 that has made a name for itself with some well-regarded animation sourced from comic-book material. Warner also produced "Suburgatory," an ABC sitcom co-starring Gasteyer that ran for three seasons on ABC.

"Going There" doesn’t break much new ground, either in format or content, but the first episode is genuinely funny, with Fischer and Gasteyer spilling ignoble truths about pregnancy and parenthood and playing confessional lightning rounds timed to traffic patterns. The conversation is less about advice than laughing at adversity and the absurdity of adolescent logic.

As for the car, the Traverse was named Best SUV on Parents magazine’s list of Best Family Cars of 2015. However, the award for Best High-Mileage Car went to the "clean-diesel" Volkswagen Golf TDI and hasn’t been changed since it was revealed the VW was cheating on emissions tests. So your mileage may vary, literally.

The nine-episode series is reminiscent of other shows that feature comedy on the road: Jerry Seinfeld’s "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and is sponsored by Acura, and "Carpool," a Robert Llewellyn vehicle that had the "Red Dwarf" star — sans polygonal head — interviewing other British actors in a Toyota Prius.

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