FX has greenlit a single-camera pilot called The Comedians that will star Billy Crystal as a veteran joke teller who
FX has given a pilot order to “The Comedians,” to star Billy Crystal. Halfhour single-cam, based on a Swedish format, centers on a superstar vet comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a latenight comedy sketch show. Project is from Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler and produced by Fox... Read more »
The hot cable comedy project, which has Billy Crystal attached to star, co-write and executive produce, Burn Notice creator Matt Nix co-writing/executive producing and Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat‘s Larry Charles directing/co-writing and executive producing, has been picked up by FX with a pilot order. Titled The Comedians, the single-camera comedy, which was taken out earlier this month, is produced by Fox TV Studios, marking the first FX pilot to not come out of the in-house FX Prods. In The Comedians, Crystal plays a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show. It is based on the 2004 Swedish series Ulveson And Herngren, starring comedians Felix Herngren and Johan Ulveson as they put together a sketch program. Charles is set to direct the pilot, which is said to be in the documentary style he perfected on another cable comedy starring a veteran stand-up comedian, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Charles, Nix and Crystal are co-writing with comedy writer-producer Ben Wexler, who previously worked with Nix on Nix’s Fox dramedy The Good Guys. The four executive produce with Nix’s manager, producer Mikkel Bondesen and ... Read More »
Crystal is set to play a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show. read more
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