Another Stand-Up Comic Gets a Pilot Deal

…At Fox, of course, because they know that the best way to get good writers is to hire performers to do the scripting.

Finished laughing yet? Then read on:

We dunno who this dood is, but the poster is strangely compelling to those of us who’ve, you know, hung out at a Grange.

Comedian Mo Mandel Sets Sibling Comedy At Fox With Happy Madison Producing – by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, a comedy pitch by comedian Mo Mandel has landed at Fox. The single-camera comedy, produced by Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV, is loosely based on Mandel’s relationship with his brother. It is described as a sibling rivalry show in the vein of Step Brothers. Mandel will write as well as executive produce with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson. There is no deal in place for Mandel to act but he is writing one of the characters with himself in mind. Fox has an upcoming comedy series starring its writer, Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project.”

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They had us till “Happy Madison.” But once we started seeing Adam Sandler’s face in our minds, well, sorry, Fox folks, but it was all over.

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