Fox has secured the cast of its new comedy that’s based on the life of stand-up comedian John Mulaney. Actors Elliott Gould, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith and Zack Pearlman are set to join Mulaney and Martin Short in the sitcom dubbed Mulaney, a project that was originally developed at NBC for last season.
Most of the actors, save Pearlman, were in the NBC project. Now that Fox has ordered it straight to series for fall 2014, the net succeeded in lassoing most of its original cast. (Yey!)
The comedy will be set in New York and will follow an aspiring comedian (Mulaney) who is coming of age under the influence of his boss (Short), his roommates and his neighbors. Gould plays Mulaney’s boisterous neighbor; Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) plays one one of Mulaney’s roommates, as does Smith.
Pearlman (Community) has been cast as Andre Van Horn, a stubborn but energetic 29-year-old trust fund baby.
The series is created and written by Mulaney and executive produced by SNL’s Lorne Michaels.