Laffer to be based on Garfunkel and Oates act
Comics Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have inked a development pact with HBO for a laffer based on the duo’s Garfunkel and Oates’ musical comedy act.
Micucci and Lindhome are writing the pilot with thesp-helmer Richie Keen (“Important Things With Demetri Martin”). There are also plans to develop a Web component, should the series be greenlit.
Micucci, Lindhome, Keen and Jonathan Stern of Principato-Young will exec produce.
Micucci and Lindhome have gained a following over the past few years through the extensive touring of their musical comedy act, which features folksy irreverent tunes and sketches. The duo was featured on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch list last year.
Micucci already has ties to HBO through her recurring role on laffer “Bored to Death.” Lindhome will have a role on HBO’s upcoming Laura Dern starrer “Enlightened.”Lindhome also had a role in “Million Dollar Baby” and has logged guest shots on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Pushing Daisies,” among other shows. Micucci has been seen on “Scrubs” and “Rules of Engagement,” among others. Both are repped by Gersh.