Almost-autobiographical project based on 1-man show
HOLLYWOOD — Comedian Josh Wolf has sold a script to NBC that chronicles his real-life experience as a twentysomething single father.
Project, which was set up at the Peacock through NBC Studios and James Burrows’ 3 Sisters shingle, is similar to one Wolf developed at 20th Century Fox and ABC a few years ago.
The concept is based on a one-man show he created three years ago at HBO’s development space about how he ended up at the age of 23 raising his own child as well as his ex-girlfriend’s two kids. He revised the show a year ago at the HBO Workspace and the Acme Theater.
“It’s not a mirror image of my life, but it’s close enough,” Wolf said. “This whole project has helped me a lot through my situation. It’s very cathartic, it’s therapeutic.”
Wolf, who’s repped by ICM, 3 Arts and Jared Levine, would write and potentially star in the project. “I hope I’m talented enough to play me,” Wolf said. “I’m pretty confident I have an in on the character.”
Project could fit in with the Peacock’s quest to program more young-skewing family skeins.
“You see it in schools, a lot of single fathers, and they’re getting younger and younger,” Wolf said. “It’s more conventional now.”