Polone, Tarses write comedy about blogger
Gavin Polone and Jamie Tarses are ready to party with Tucker Max.Pair have set up a scripted laffer at Comedy Central inspired by the exploits of Max, a Duke Law School grad who runs a blog chronicling his boozing and womanizing. Polone and Tarses will exec produce via Pariah. Untitled project, to which Comedy Central has made a script commitment, is being produced in association with Sony Pictures TV. Max’s blog, at TuckerMax.com, has already spawned the New York Times bestseller “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” Max introduces himself on the home page of his blog by saying: “My name is Tucker Max, and I am an a**hole.” “But,” he continues, “I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world.” Blog clocks 1 million-1.5 million unique visitors each month. Site has earned Max smallscreen attention before: He was the subject of a one-hour MTV “True Life” documentary about Internet dating. Comedy Central series will be based on Max and his group of friends — all overachieving young professionals — as they begin the transition into mature adulthood. Max, who is writing the pilot script and will be a co-exec producer, said the show will be a happy medium between the wild stories that populate his blog and the everyday reality of being a young guy. “I want to show what my friends and I actually do. I don’t think that’s been authentically done for people my age on TV before,” he said. Max’s producing partner, Max Long, also will produce. Polone and Tarses exec produce the TBS comedy “My Boys.” Polone also is exec producing the upcoming HBO sex drama “Tell Me You Love Me” from writer-showrunner Cynthia Mort. Max is repped by APA.