Humphrey Ker Sells a Sitcom to ABC

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UK comedian Humphrey Ker is making his first US TV show. Deadline reports that Ker has sold a show to ABC loosely based on his own life that he’ll be writing. Called Terrible People, the comedy follows a guy named Charlie Stevenson who, after visiting his amoral narcissistic father and stepmother, decides to move in with them to help raise his half-brother and sister in hopes of making them not be awful people. The sitcom is being developed for the 2014-15 TV season.

Ker got his start as a member of the popular UK sketch group The Penny Dreadfuls. He won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s “Best Newcomer” award in 2011 for his acclaimed stage show, Humphrey Ker is… Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! Ker has appeared on TV and radio in the UK, and he’s set to make his US TV debut with a role in the new season of Showtime’s Episodes next year.