Eric Andre has been cast as the sidekick on Man Seeking Woman, a new FX pilot starring Jay Baruchel and created by SNL alum Simon Rich, TV Line reports. Based on Rich's book The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman follows Josh, a naive guy (Baruchel) frightened to reenter the dating scene after being dumped. Andre will play Josh's confident best friend, Mike. Britt Lower (Big Lake) and Maya Erskine (Betas) have also joined the cast as Josh's sister and ex-girlfriend, respectively.
Eric Andre is the host of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, which was recently renewed for a third season. His last regular sitcom [...]
"So many times I’d write a sketch set at, say, a marriage counselor’s office and I was so naïve and unsophisticated working in television that I would literally have the opening line of dialogue be, 'Well, here we are at the marriage counseling center.' When you’re coming from the world of print, it’s not obvious that the characters can just walk by a sign that says 'marriage counseling center.'” – The thoroughly impressive Simon Rich talking to Co.Create about how he is able to write for so many different mediums and how, when he first started at SNL, he was at one point fallible.
SNL writer and novelist Simon Rich told Grub Street everything he ate for one week, and unsurprisingly he managed to make his food diary as funny an entertaining as everything else he writes. A taste: I eat mostly bomb-shelter food. It's like I'm surviving a nuclear apocalypse that only I'm aware of. My writing partners, Marika Sawyer and John Mulaney, they joke that if I were 10 years old they could call child-protective services to rescue me, but I'm 26, so there's nothing they can do, because technically I'm a grown-up and I have only myself to blame for living this way.