Comedy Central has bought a pilot from Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein. The single camera show, Crazy House, follows "two friends who, after accidentally sending their boss into a coma via an office prank, successfully plead insanity and are sentenced to an asylum."
Turner, who was featured on our list of up-and-coming comics, has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and is cast member on Best Week Ever. Rubenstein is a contributor to "Weekend Update" and is a performer at UCB in Los Angeles.
SNL castmember Nasim Pedrad may be jumping to another NBC show this fall. THR reports that Pedrad has joined the cast of The John Mulaney Show, a high-profile pilot that is being produced by her SNL boss Lorne Michaels and was created by SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney as a starring vehicle for himself.
If The John Mulaney Show gets picked up for the fall, Nasim Pedrad, who is SNL's longest-serving female castmember with four seasons under her belt, will leave the show, along with Mulaney who's been writing there for the past five seasons. So, unless NBC screws up really bad and doesn't pick up this promising show, [...]
TV! TV! TV! Yesterday, Fox threw up Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project and now we have NBC's gayby show, The New Normal. The pilot isn't especially funny – unless you find an archetypal precocious kid or an arrestingly bigoted grandma supes funny – but it is really sweet, which is something. What do you think?
TBS just ordered a pilot from the guys at Funny or Die based on their hit video Undercover Karaoke with Jewel. In it, a famous singer will be done up to look like some sad schlub and then sing their songs perfectly in front of a dumbfounded audience. The original video is definitely entertaining and got a whopping 3.3 million views, but it'll be a challenge to keep it fresh when done repeatedly for a series. But if they can get serious talent to participate, it has potential to be pretty great.