Vir Das and Ramy Youssef Are Developing Their Own Comedy Series at Hulu
Vir Das and Ramy Youssef both have comedies in development at Hulu. According to Variety, Das has teamed up with The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson to develop a single-cam comedy at the streaming network titled In Theory, in which Das would star as “self-destructive math genius turned Indian radio DJ Jazz who moves from Mumbai, India, to a small Mid-Western college town where he becomes obsessed with completing his late father’s unfinished work, a grand, complex ‘Theory of Happiness.’” Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Hulu has ordered a pilot presentation to an untitled show created by Youssef and produced by Jerrod Carmichael that “centers on Youssef’s distinct point-of-view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American, and Muslim at a time when each of those identity markers is going through a crisis of definition.”
In addition to recently making his standup TV debut on The Late Show back in May, Youssef was also chosen as a New Face at Just For Laughs over the summer. Das most recently starred in his own Netflix standup special Abroad Undersanding, which premiered back in April.