Day: June 6, 2012

FX orders sitcom starring and created by Jim Jefferies

Can Jim Jefferies go Legit? We’ll get to see him try over at least 13 episodes in 2013, as FX has ordered a sitcom (or “scripted comedy series,” as cable channels tend to describe them in their press releases) co-created by the Australian stand-up comedian. The series is scheduled to debut in January 2013. Legit stars Jefferies as a comedian trying to straighten out his life. Dan Bakkedahl (a former correspondent for The Daily Show) plays his best friend, while D.J. Qualls plays the best friend’s brother. Co-creator and executive producer Peter O’Fallon (who previously worked with FX on...

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Fuse orders music-themed comedy clip show hosted by Mike E. Winfield

Music cable channel Fuse is adding to its comedy lineup with the order yesterday of 12 episodes of Off Beat, a clip series hosted by stand-up comedian Mike E. Winfield. The series will debut later this summer. It’s already taping shows before live audiences this month in El Segundo, Calif. Winfield will showcase a half-hour of funny and crazy music-themed videos as well as viewer-created online clips. Winfield, a Montreal New Face in 2007, has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Live at Gotham and The Office. FishBowl Worldwide Media is producing with Executive Producers Vin Di Bona,...

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Hyundai ad inspired by Louis CK routine: Why?

A new Hyundai ad debuted over the weekend, with a neighbor’s son asking him many questions. One answer merely inspires a new “Why?” Of course, this easily could have been inspired by comedian Louis CK’s old bit, which imagined this scenario playing out many times with parents and their own children. Now it’s time for you to imagine the similarities. First, the 30-second spot for Hyundai’s 2013 Sonata. Roll it. And now, here is Louis CK expanding upon the premise, as the closing bit for his 2005 HBO One Night Stand half-hour. CK’s take, obviously, is a little bit...

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