Josh Gad, one of the better things in the new Steve Jobs iFilm “jOBS”, is going to give TV another try. The portly comic actor, who headlined last year’s “1600 Penn”, is joining Billy Crystal for the cable project “The Comedian”.
”Based on a Swedish format, The Comedians centers on a young, hip comic on the rise (Gad) who resents – and rails against – his pairing with an aging superstar comedian (Crystal) for a late-night comedy sketch show.”, says Deadline.
Larry Charles (“Borat”), also one of the show’s handful of producers, directs the pilot.
As a big fan of “For the Boys”, I look forward to seeing how it transfers to the small screen.