SAG-AFTRA has lifted a “Do Not Work” order that barred its members from working on Comedians Of LA, a TV series to air on Esquire Network that followings rising comedians in Hollywood as they tour the comedy club circuit. The ban was put in place in April but has been rescinded after the show’s production company, Los Angeles-based L. Plummer Media, signed a contract with the union.
The union has also lifted its ban on members working on Living With Funny, a companion show from the same producers that will air on the Oxygen network. The guild said it is no longer asserting jurisdiction over that show, which focuses on the same comics’ personal lives and relationships with their wives and girlfriends. The union did not say why it doesn’t want to cover those performances.