Two new comedies will go to series at NBC, including one produced by Amy Poehler, and another featuring one of our favorite NYC stand up comedians who we think will be a big star.
“Abby’s” is a comedy series set in a bar, written by Josh Malmuth. Abby, played by Natalie Morales, runs an unlicensed bar in her own backyard with a lot of rules including no cell phones, you have to earn a seat at the bar, and its an honor to have a place there. The series shoots in front of a live audience, outdoors and should be an interesting experiment. The cast includes Neil Flynn (you know him from The Middle), and one of our favorite rising formerly of New York City stand up stars Leonard Ouzts.
Amy Poehler is at the helm of the other comedy NBC has picked up. Titled “I Feel Bad,” the series stars Sarayu Blue as a mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter trying to figure out how to have it all and do it all. Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley are also on board.