Jerrod Carmichael Set Up Two Put Pilots at Fox Starring Lil’ Rel and Nate Bargatze
In the span of a few weeks, Jerrod Carmichael has three pilots being made for three different stand-up comedians from an overall deal he has at 20th Century Fox TV.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that a Hulu pilot for Muslim comedy with Ramy Youssef got ordered.
Just this afternoon, Fox announced two put pilots from Carmichael. One (via Variety) is starring and will be based on the life of comedian Nate Bargatze (Carmichael is attached to write and produce). The other (via Deadline) will star Lil’ Rel from The Carmichael Show and will be written and produced by Lil’ Rel, Josh Rabinowitz, and Kevin Barnett (Carmichael and Mike Scully are attached as EPs).
If all three go to series, Carmichael will be the latest stand-up comedian to become a legitimate TV power player.
Please Enjoy Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens’ Super Fun, Absurdist TV Pilot “Butt”
Need some pure silliness right now? This ought to do the trick.
From Chicago-to-LA comedy transplants Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens, this TV pilot directed by Ty Greene called Butt is a nice slice of precise absurdist humor, free of fear mongering and politicking. Oh, some of it might be NSFW.
Please watch and enjoy Butt in its entirety here.
TBS Put Entire “Detour” Pilot on YouTube
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Angie Tribeca seems to be off and running quite well, so TBS is now setting its sights to launching its latest series, The Detour from Daily Show alums and comedy power couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee.
For starters, the network is starting off nicely by putting the entire pilot on YouTube before the premiere next week.
If that gets you hooked, catch the premiere at 9PM on Monday, April 11th on TBS.
Please Enjoy the Beautiful Chaos That is a Pilot for “The Todd Glass Show”
Unfortunately, It didn’t get picked up.
We’re not quite sure why as Glass really made his free-wheeling format fly with a plethora of bits and bits within bits and bits about running away from bits, Eddie Pepitone living in a van, sweaty karaoke, James Adomian voicing a more sinister Dr. Phil, and more.
Watch Hannibal Buress’ Unaired Pilot “Unemployable” and Hope That It Becomes a Show in the Not So Distant Future
Before that, Hannibal had a pilot for a show Unemployable where Hannibal attempts other jobs while having no real work experience outside of comedy. It didn’t get picked up, but after watching it we sincerely hope that it gets picked up somewhere else.
Watch the pilot here to see what we’re talking about.
Hulu Orders Pilot of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Future Man”
The Rogen/Goldberg comedy empire continues to grow.
This latest project, Future Man, from Seth and Evan focuses on a janitor who is also a world-ranked gamer tasked with saving humans from being wiped out according to visitors from the future.
So, a mix of Terminator and a better, more thought-out version of Pixels?
Hulu has ordered a pilot, but talent has yet to be attached, which we’ll hope is the normal cavalcade of comedy stars/friends that Rogen and Goldberg routinely get.