Zach Galifianakis Lands First-Look Deal and New Project with Brody Stevens at HBO; Eliza Dushku Joins Damon Wayans for CBS Sports Radio Pilot

     March 23, 2011


Continuing his reign in the comedy world since his breakthrough performance in The Hangover (though he was extremely funny well before the summer comedy), master of hilarity Zach Galifianakis has just landed a first-look deal at HBO. He’s already had a home at HBO with a supporting role on Bored to Death, but now Deadline reports he’s kicking off his new deal at the cable network with a new comedy project with friend and fellow comedian Brody Stevens.

The two have been friends for ten years and Stevens has recently had small roles in both The Hangover and Due Date not to mention doing an online video or two with Galifianakis. The project will be some sort of comedy special served up as a mockumentary following Stevens as himself in the daily life of a comedian. Galifianakis will have appear in the project and if it ends up turning into a series, will continue to guest star.

For details on Eliza Dushku’s new project with Damon Wayans at CBS, hit the jump.

In case you hadn’t heard, Damon Wayans is coming back to network television in the form of a new CBS sitcom set in the world of sports radio. The pilot for the potential series would see the comedian asan acerbic sports radio host inspired by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd. Now The Live Feed has word that Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) will play Wayans’ female counterpart Casey in the CBS pilot. Wayans has never been a favorite of mine in the comedy world, but his old work on In Living Color does bring some laughs. Here’s hoping these two can make some great chemistry together.