Jonah Hill is continuing his laid back domination on the American comedy landscape by launching his own production shingle, JHF. The actor/writer/producer has also secured a first look development deal with Fox TV. The network has already bought a sitcom script from Hill, that he might direct, and they’ve committed to a seven episode order of his animated series “Allen Gregory,” about a precocious 7 year old’s foray into elementary school. Said Hill of his new unit:
“Now I can finally make that show I’ve always wanted to make about high school kids singing and dancing in some sort of a ‘singing-club’ type program at their school. Wait…what? There already is a show like that on FOX? What? It’s like the most popular show ever? Uh oh… I wanted to create JHF so I and all of the talented writers I know could write funny and interesting television shows that we’d love to see: Allen Gregory being the first, and hopefully many more to follow I am a lucky guy to get to do what I do for a living, and hope to help create that opportunity for talented young writers and performers.”
Let’s hope this means there’s a new era of quirky, naturalistic comedy coming to the airwaves soon, and that JHF takes off in a big way. And by that I mean, let’s hope this guy gives all mid to late twenty something Jewish comedy writers a big fat sack of money. *Cough Cough* Like me.