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Comedy Central orders up Out of Bounds

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 15th 2006 5:25PM
Ken Marino Out of BoundsAnother State member makes good. Like Michael Ian Black, David Wain, Thomas Lennon and Michael Showalter before him, former sketch comedy troupe member Ken Marino has signed a pilot deal with Comedy Central.

Marino, who has been guesting on Reno 911 and Veronica Mars as of late, has signed to create Out of Bounds, a behind-the-scenes workplace comedy. The setting - a Long Island sports radio show. Marino will portray one of the hosts of "Ball Talk" - a small market show with big time aspirations. The funny comes from the hosts' extreme publicity stunts and interviews between an in-character Marino and the not-in-character star athlete guests.

Comedies with a behind-the-scenes radio element are okay in my book - Fraiser, WKRP and I'm Alan Partridge. Out of Bounds is, however, just one of the projects under consideration at Comedy Central. When the episode orders are given out it will be coming up against Jon Stewart's baseball comedy - Three Strikes. May the funniest man win, and may we get to see the other man's pilot on MotherLoad.

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It's a shame the in-show program is not called "Ball Dip".

December 15 2006 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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