Zach Galifianakis Teams Up With Louis C.K. For FX ComedyBy: Tobias Roth - January 15, 2014
The time has come for fans of comedy to get extra excited. Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K., two of the comedy giants of the past few years, are teaming up together to make a new comedy. What more could the fans ask for?
The new show comes just a month after Louis C.K., the star of FX’s Louie, inked a deal with the network to produce additional projects under his production company, Pig Newton, while partnering with Louie producer Blair Breard.
It is an exciting time for FX and fans of comedy, as FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said “So many incredibly talented artists want to work with Louis and follow down the independent and idiosyncratic creative trail he has blazed. I can’t wait to see who he brings through our door, not to mention any new projects that he wants to create for us.”
The new untitled comedy that will star Zach Galifinakis marks his first project with the network in the deal, and when the two of them being paired up, it is undoubtedly going to a huge hit with the fans and critics.
The new comedy is just one of 12 new projects in the works at FX, and others include Billy Crystal’s The Comedian, You’re the Worst from Weeds’ Stephen Falk, Tracy Morgan’s Death Pact, Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the newly announced Charlie Kaufman comedy How & Why, starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes.
Zach Galifianakis shot to stardom with his role in The Hangover in 2009, and its subsequent sequels, but he has also starred in several other films, and has experience with television already too. Other notable films of the comedy star include Due Date, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and The Campaign.
This will mark the latest adventure in television for Galifianakis, who has previously starred in the HBO comedy Bored To Death, Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job and he continues to host the online series Between Two Ferns where he has ironically interviewed a variety of celebrities, including a recent interview with Justin Bieber.
Zach Galifianakis will also serve as an executive producer, along with Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz. Louie is also set to return to the network in May with its fourth season. Louis C.K. is known for his unique brand of vulgar comedy, and along with Galifianakis, they should make an interesting team.
For fans to see Zach Galifianakis in a comedy that is made from a production team including Louis C.K. could be a comedy fan’s dream, and it will soon become a reality. Details are being kept secret, but the two of them will also co-write the project that was created by Galifianakis.
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