It was reported over a year ago that former Comedy Central VP Lou Wallach was developing a new primetime sketch show for NBC, and the pilot for it was just shot this summer. Like Saturday Night Live, the pilot for the untitled sketch show features a large group of performers culled from all over the country, and The Comic’s Comic has a list of its writing staff and cast. The pilot was directed by Bruce Leddy, who directed the bulk of Fox’s MADtv, and it’s being produced by Mick Napier (Annoyance Theater, Exit 57) and Wallach, who, during his stint at Comedy Central, oversaw the development of Chappelle’s Show, The Colbert Report, Crank Yankers, and more.
Here’s the cast and writer list for the sketch pilot:
CAST: Laura Cilevitz (Canadian sketch group The Sketchersons, Canada’s Match Game), Jet Eveleth (iO), Emma Hunter (Canadian series Spun Out, Match Game), Mark Little (from the Toronto sketch group Picnicface), Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend, iO West), Alex Moffat (iO), Diona Reasonover (UCB LA, TBS’s Buzzy’s), Chris Redd (Second City etc., standup), Blaine Swen (creator and director of Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company)
WRITERS: Tim Baltz (Drunk History, iO), Colton Dunn (Key and Peele, UCB), Ed Furman (Second City Chicago, Annoyance), Brian Jack (iO West), Mark Raterman (Chicago’s Cook County Social Club, My Mans), Brad Morris (Playing House, Cougar Town), Emily Wilson (Cougar Town)