Jeselnik, Schumer, Hoffman to star in separate skeins
Comedy Central has ordered three new series for 2013, featuring comics Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer and Ben Hoffman.The untitled Jeselnik series features the comedian who has been seen on Comedy Central’s roasts of Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump and who has an upcoming hourlong stand-up special on the cabler, “Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula.” He also shared in an Emmy nom for writing Comedy Central’s special “A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education.” Jeselnik will exec produce with head writer Tom Johnson, showrunner Krysia Plonka and Christie Smith. Schumer, who was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and also earned notice for the Sheen roast, will star in a single-camera series that mixes sketch comedy (featuring heightened versions of herself) with stand-up comedy. She has also appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “30 Rock” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Daniel Powell will exec produce with Schumer. Hoffman’s series will feature him in sketches and man-on-the-street bits, with a principal premise to each week, such as forming a band, finding religion, auditioning for a reality show or trying out volunteer work. He will exec produce with Mike Gibbons, Itay Reiss, Derek Van Pelt and Judi Brown Marmel. Hoffman previously wrote for “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” and has onscreen credits including “Arrested Development” and “New Girl.”
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