Ben Stiller, Comedy Central has some great news for your latest series ‘Big Time in Hollywood, FL.’ The comedic network has given a 10-episode order to the Stiller-produced project.
Produced by Stiller’s Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partner, the project is written by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf and follows two self-proclaimed filmmakers, who also happen to be “delusional” brothers (played by Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson).
After getting the boot from their parents’ house, the brothers are forced to live on their own, which in turn leads them on quite the journey in pursuit of their American dream. Anfanger and Jacobson’s parents are played by Kathy Baker (‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Medium’) and Stephen Tobolowsky (‘Glee,’ ‘Californication’).
“Ben, Alex and Dan have fulfilled my career-long dream of having a show based in Hollywood, FL,” said Comedy Central president of original programming Kent Alterman. Stiller also added, “‘Big Time’ combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of Streep, the budget of ‘House of Payne,’ and the nutritional value of Velveeta. I think people’s minds will be blown wide open. For real.”
Anfanger (who is also seen in Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’) and Schimpf are both NYU Tisch Arts graduates, who met as roommates their freshman year. Almost immediately the duo started collaborating and creating comedic shorts. After graduation, they developed ‘Next Time on Lonny,’ a hit web series currently filming its second season.