Josh Gad’s career is on fire! The Tony nominee—who is seems to be everywhere these days (we’ll get to that)—has landed another starring role, playing an on-the-rise comic alongside Billy Crystal in the cable pilot The Comedians.
Deadline reports that Gad has signed on to star in and produce the FX/Fox TV Studios pilot, which follows a young rising comedian who is reluctantly paired with an aging former superstar (Crystal) on a late-night comedy show.
What else is the red-hot Gad up to these days? He’ll appear as Steve Wozniak in the much buzzed-about Steve Jobs biopic Jobs (out in theaters on August 16); he’s also appearing in Frozen, Me and My Shadow, Thanks For Sharing, Wish I Was Here and Best Man, Inc.. Gad recently signed on to play the late comic Sam Kinison in a biopic directed by Larry Charles, who will direct The Comedians.
Both stars share a Broadway pedigree, with Gad having earned a Tony nomination in 2011 for his breakout role in The Book of Mormon and Crystal heading back to Broadway this fall with his signature one-man show 700 Sundays.