• Rob Riggle may get his own comedy series on HBO

    Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle is working on a project with HBO to produce and star in a comedy series, working with the team from The Other Guys. The as-of-yet untitled project, written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy and executive produced by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, is set in a world of bond traders in the 1980s Wall Street. It centers on a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life, Deadline reports.

    The project is based on an idea of Riggle’s and stems from his development deal with HBO, and fulfills Ferrell, Wahlberg, and Riggle’s search for a project on which to collaborate. After Riggle and Wahlberg worked together on Other Guys, Riggle starred in Wahlberg’s CBS comedy pilot Home Game and was attached to produce the HBO comedy project Lifestyle Lemonaid last year, but the team wasn’t able to make either project stick.

    Dana Sitar

    Dana Sitar is a freelance comedy journalist trying to answer the question “What is it like to be a comedian?” She shares this quest and other tips from the writer's life at DanaSitar.com and on Twitter @DanaSitar

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