Exit of Zaks tops ‘Epic’ headaches

Comedy hits series of snags

“Epic Proportions,” a comedy once headed for Off Broadway, has hit several snags. Most significantly, it has lost Jerry Zaks, who’d initially agreed to helm the play, written by Larry Coen and “Friends” co-creator David Crane.

Zaks is, according to “Epic’s” producer Brent Peek, “not feeling very funny right now.” Zaks’ production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Irishmaan” at the Public Theater received mixed reviews. Zaks won’t likely be feeling humorous until sometime this October, according to Peek.

Another problem is space. The play was slated to move into the Gramercy Theater, but “Dinah Was” will likely arrive in its place in June.

Peek is holding out for a Zaks-helmed “Epic” in October. “I guess it’s still in development.”

Zaks did not return phone calls.

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