NY Sports Dog: New HBO Comedy has a Baseball Theme

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New HBO Comedy has a Baseball Theme

I've been invited to a screening of the new HBO comedy series, "Eastbound & Down", and wanted to share a few clips with my readers.

The Will Ferrell produced comedy sounds like just the type of great TV we've come to expect from HBO, and I'm looking forward to watching. For Mets fans, who are accustomed to seeing comedy stars such as Jerry Seinfeld at the ballpark, the new series looks like a sure-fire winner.

About The Show:

Relief Pitcher Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny came home to Shelby County, NC and picked up a job as a substitute gym teacher (mostly so his brother Dustin would stop threatening to kick him out). He's spent every moment since then cashing in the last of his dying fame while plotting his inevitable comeback... one beer at a time.

'Eastbound & Down' is the latest project to come out of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedic goldmine Gary Sanchez Productions, which also launched FunnyOrDie.com. Starring Danny McBride ('Pineapple Express'), Katy Mixon ('Four Christmases'), John Hawkes ('Deadwood') and a host of other talented comedians, 'Eastbound & Down' was created by McBride along with two friends from film school: Jody Hill and Ben Best. The hilarious new series was shot on location in North Carolina and also includes a few guest appearances by Ferrell as a local car dealer with marvelous hair.

Eastbound & Down airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. Beginning February 15, encoring Mondays (9 p.m. on 2/16, 10 p.m. on 2/23), Tuesdays at midnight, and Fridays at 12:05 a.m. Times are ET/PT.

On The Set: Eastbound & Down:

Invitation To The Set:

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