Comedian Andy Daly inks pilot deal with Comedy Central

Comedy Central has ordered a half-hour pilot to star Andy Daly called Review with Forrest MacNeil, an adaptation of the Australian series Review with Myles Barlow, in which the titular character uses a one-to-five-star review format to critique “difficult life experiences” like sex, divorce, theft and murder. Complicating matters are the effects of MacNeil’s exploits on his family and friends.

Review with Forrest MacNeil seems like a perfect fit for Daly (pictured, above in last year’s live-action Yogi Bear), a comedic genius who proved many times over with his 2008 stand-up comedy album Nine Sweaters his ability to portray seemingly normal characters with barely contained, darkly comic madness bubbling just below the surface. The show should draw the attention of Nine Sweaters fans, as well as fans of Eastbound and Down, the third and final season of which Daly recently finished shooting.

Paul Ciampanelli

Paul Ciampanelli recently transplanted from New England to Los Angeles in order to be at the heart of the comedy scene in the City of Angels. A longtime comedy fan, he was watching reruns of The Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central and listening to George Carlin and Robert Klein albums with his folks at the age of 11. In addition to writing, he studies improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also likes apples, cartoons and cats. Meow!

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