The Fake News with Ted Nelms is exactly what it sounds like: a comedy special featuring absurd, made-up news that closely resembles real news, delivered by an absurd, made-up guy who closely resembles Ed Helms. With the sound off, TFN will look exactly like CNN or Fox News, but with the sound on, it will live in the great deadpan comedy tradition of Peter Sellers, Monty Python and Leslie Nielsen.
In addition to starring as Ted Nelms, Helms executive produces The Fake News with Mike Falbo through their Pacific Electric Picture Company. Former The Daily Show producer Stu Miller, who shared in two Emmy Awards for the topical show that tackles the news of the day, also will serve as an executive producer. Helms was a Daily Show correspondent during the 200os.
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Pacific Electric Picture Company is in postproduction on Flulanthropy with Flula Borg and the Director Brothers for Seeso. They also are in development on the Comedy Central animated show Rudy, written by Sierra Ornelas, starring Mike Catherwood and also produced by Mike Catherwood and Robert Padnick.
The Office and The Hangover alum Helms is repped by UTA, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Ira Schreck.
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