TBS sets stage for vaudeville

Fri Dec 5, 2008 3:18am EST
 
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By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - TBS is looking to do a contemporary take on vaudeville, ordering a half-hour pilot hosted by Canadian comic Harland Williams.

The tentatively titled "The TBS Comedy Roadshow," from TBS Prods., would travel around the country to historically significant regional or vaudeville theaters and use local talent -- including a mix of stand-up comedy, novelty acts, musical acts, short films and animated shorts -- in what is described as a "celebration of what's funny in America."

Williams is the writer-director of the upcoming film "Wingman," which is casting for a late-spring start in Canada.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter