NYC-based stand-up Griffin Newman is the latest actor to be added to the eclectic cast the new NBC pilot The John Mulaney Show, Deadline reports. Newman is joining a cast that includes SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney, who also created the show, and Martin Short and Elliott Gould. The loosely-autobiographical show stars Mulaney as a young comedian named John Mulaney who writes for a game show. Here’s the official description:
John’s naïve, and often pointless, desire to “be a good person” challenges his friendship with his roommates Jane and Seymour (Griffin Newman). With no real compass in life, Mulaney takes advice from his game-show host mentor Lou (Martin Short), a comic named Motif, and his tough elderly gay neighbor (Elliott Gould).
Hit the jump to watch a clip of Griffin Newman doing stand-up a few years ago and another of him on Nikki & Sara LIVE recently: