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Comedy Central developing Long Island sitcom, 'Strong Island'
Comedy Central. Long Island. Sitcom.
(Got your attention yet?)
The network of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert has announced that it's developing an Internet series that will be set on Long Island, with Kevin Brown of "30 Rock," titled "Strong Island."
The show is about two brothers who live at home -- yes, on Long Island -- with their mother and will be written by Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler, both of Upright Citizens Brigade, a famed New York comedy improv group.
Gabrus -- who is from Bellmore, now living in Los Angeles -- has worked mostly as a stand-up. His amusing credit for HBO's made-for-cable movie "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," which debuted in early October is described simply as "Stoned clerk."
On NBC's "30 Rock," Brown played "Dot Com," Tracy Jordan's (Tracy Morgan) long-suffering driver.
Also in the show is Artemis Pebdani from the FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Will the series, now in development, actually air on Comedy Central? That remains to be seen. It will be produced by CC Studios, a new Comedy Central initiative which has supplied online Comedy Central shows ("This is Not Happening") aimed primarily at college students.
The launch date was not announced.
Among the other projects that Comedy Central announced is an animated comedy starring Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov (writers on MTV's "Punk'd") about bad girls who are kicked out of middle school and forced to attend the Special Education Students program.