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Adam Pally: Star on the rise

Adam Pally, center, and (L-R) Damon Wayans Jr.,

Adam Pally, center, and (L-R) Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe and Elisha Cuthbert in "Happy Endings" Credit: Adam Pally, center, and (L-R) Damon Wayans Jr., Eliza Coupe and Elisha Cuthbert in "Happy Endings"

We’re keeping our eye on newcomer Adam Pally — and you should, too.

The 29-year-old has been cracking us up on a weekly basis as the non-stereotypically gay Max Blum — best described as a dude who happens to like dudes — on the ABC newbie “Happy Endings.”

“It’s funny — the guy that’s the most masculine of all his friends is gay, and they’re OK with that,” Pally told us.

Pally himself can take credit for some of the laughs on the ensemble comedy — about a group of friends whose lives get jolted when one pal leaves another at the altar — because many of the lines are improvised. The improv comes easily to Pally, who got his start in comedy at age 19 at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.

“I was there learning and interning and sneaking into shows and kind of getting any experience I could. I worked my way up to performing and teaching,” said Pally, who still performs at UCB’s New York and L.A. outposts regularly.

As for his future, it’s all about comedy, and for good reason: “I only know how to do one thing in the world, and that’s comedy — I can’t even change a lightbulb.”

On TV: “Happy Endings” airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on ABC/7.

Want more Adam Pally?
Head to Funny or Die to watch the hilarious “Riding Shotgun with Adam Pally.” In the first installment, Pally goes for a nutty spin with Fred Savage, during which Pally can’t stop asking the ex-"Wonder Years" star which former child stars he hooked up with back in the day. Next up: Colin Hanks joins Pally for a sure-to-be-wild ride.

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