Michael Cera and John Hawkes have joined the cast of Charlie Kaufman’s half-hour comedy pilot “How and Why” for FX.
Hawkes plays Goodman Hesselman, host of the “How and Why” show at the center of the comedy. After losing his passion for the show, he is replaced by a younger host and relocates to a different town to start a similar show with significantly less stature.
Cera plays Mendelson, Goodman’s new boss at the studio. Kaufman will pen and direct.
Zach Galifianakis has joined the cast of Louis C.K.’s new comedy for FX. Story details for the pilot are being kept under wraps.
C.K. will co-write the project that was created by Galifianakis.
Galifianakis will executive produce alongside C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz.
Both shows are part of an order of 12 pilots by FX. Others in the works include the Billy Crystal-led “The Comedian,” the Tracy Morgan-led “Death Pact,” and Denis Leary’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”.
Source: The Live Feed