Up to this point, AMC’s only forays into the comedy world have been middle-aged woman pissing their pants on Small Town Security, early morning reruns of Nacho Libre, and January Jones’s acting on Mad Men. But the network is slowly beginning to develop original comedies, including one about that traitor, Paul Revere.
AMC is heading to Colonial Boston for a comedy project, now in development. Titled We Hate Paul Revere, it is written and executive produced by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (Whitney). It centers on two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere.
Sandler and Wenner have been writing and performing together since meeting at Northwestern University. Their play Epitaph, directed by Betsy Thomas, won awards at the HBO Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe festival. After establishing its original brand with drama series, AMC has been quietly looking to expand into comedy. (Over the past two years, the network successfully added unscripted programming to the mix.) AMC is yet to pick up its first half-hour scripted series. (Via)
In boldly naming their series We Hate Paul Revere, Sandler and Wenner are competing with What’s the Worst That Could Happen? for the most ironically apt title of all-time. It’s Martin Lawrence’s proudest achievement. Anyway, just be glad this won’t be on CBS; “does anyone have a light?” could have been the next “BAZINGA.”