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Nasim Pedrad Is Playing a 14-Year-Old Boy in a Comedy Pilot, Which All Makes Sense Once You’ve Seen Her Aziz Ansari

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Nasim Pedrad while not playing a teenage boy. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2015 Getty Images

Nasim Pedrad, late of SNL and, after that, Mulaney, has sold a comedy pilot to Fox, which is cool, not particularly exciting news, except for the fact that Pedrad will play a 14-year-old boy in it. The pilot’s written by Pedrad and Rob Rosell and called Chad: An American Boy. It follows a “14-year-old boy in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the house.” If it gets picked up, Chad will be a rare chance to see a Middle-Eastern family on TV, and even rarer chance to see an actress portray a teenage boy that isn’t animated. Still, Pedrad has the bona fides. Have you seen her Aziz Ansari?

Nasim Pedrad to Play Teenage Boy in Fox Pilot