Rising comedian Pete Holmes has yet another reason to celebrate as he heads to Montreal this week for the prestigious Just For Laughs festival. According to an exclusive item on Vulture, TBS has given the go-ahead for a half-hour late night pilot starring Holmes, to be produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco.
Holmes definitely shares Conan’s goofy gregariousness, though he skews cynical where Conan skews silly. The show starts filming its pilot mid-August, but there’s no word yet on when TBS would have to render a final decision.
Last year, Holmes was voted one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch. This guy is indeed all over the map, drawing cartoons for The New Yorker, voicing those annoying e*trade baby commercials, contributing to collegehumor.com and writing episodes of FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
Holmes also hosts the popular podcast “You Made It Weird,” has appeared on Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and logged a half-hour comedy special for Comedy Central.
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