EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central has handed out a pilot order to a half-hour project from comedian Matt Braunger and The Office writer-producer Brent Forrester. The two co-created and co-wrote the untitled comedy, which stars MadTV alum Braunger as a nice guy who works a crappy day job as a closed-captioner and at night gets into crazy escapades with his curmodgeony friend. Forrester is slated to direct the pilot and serve as showrunner. Avalon Television (Comedy Central’s Workaholics) is producing. Forrester, whose credits also include The Simpsons and King of the Kill, and Braunger are repped by UTA. Braunger, a frequent panel guest on Chelsea Lately, is also with Avalon Management.
Comedy Central Orders Pilot Starring Comedian Matt Braunger
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