Longtime Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones may be moving to network TV in the fall. THR reports that Jones has landed one of the lead roles in Love Is Relative, a single-camera comedy created by Dan Mazer, Sacha Baron Cohen's former writing partner who wrote on Borat, Brüno, and Da Ali G Show. Love Is Relative follows a husband (Jones) and wife (Leslie Bibb) who start to second-guess their marriage when her just-divorced brother (standup Barry Rothbart) moves in with them.
If NBC orders Love Is Relative to series, Jones would leave The Daily Show, where he's been a correspondent since 2005. The Daily Show recently lost correspondents Al Madrigal [...]
As Sacha Baron Cohen's longtime writing/producing partner, Dan Mazer is responsible for co-scripting Borat, Brüno, and both the US and UK versions of Da Ali G Show, but now he's going out on his own with a new comedy that he wrote and directed solo. Called I Give It a Year, Mazer's feature directorial debut stars Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, and Minnie Driver. The film hits theaters tomorrow in the States following its UK release. I recently had the chance to talk with Mazer about the comfort of making a non-prank movie, his love of Nathan for You, and the next wave of British comedians [...]
An early 2013 UK release date has been set for the London-filmed I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris and Stephen Merchant, and written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer. It's a comedy about "a young couple in their first year of marriage," or as they say in England, "a young couple in their first year of marriage."
In other Bridesmaids star news, Wendi McLendon-Covey will be starring in ABC's Only Fools & Horses pilot (after Goldie Hawn left The Viagra Diaries and freed her from her role in that). Anyway, she and Steve Carell would definitely make this [...]