Zach Galifianakis signs new production deal with HBO

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Even if you have a thing for the chubby, bearded comedian from The Hangover, HBO may be about to deliver more of him than you can handle soon. Zach Galifianakis has garnered a first-look deal with the premium cable giant; for the duration of the deal, HBO has first dibs on anything that Zach creates or wants to produce. Galifianakis is hilarious opposite Jason Schwartzman on Bored to Death, so it's obvious he can act for TV, but it remains to be seen whether or not he can write and produce for the small screen, too. The last TV show he produced was the ill-fated Dog Bites Man for Comedy Central, in 2006. Hopefully, his relationship with HBO lasts longer than nine episodes.

Reportedly, the first project will be a low-budget mockumentary starring fellow comedian Brody Stevens. Stevens will play himself in a "day in the life"-style comedy. Galifianakis will also appear in the presentation and whatever series that may come of it. I am excited to see what this HBO-Galifianakis marriage spawns, as long as it doesn't turn into a Seth MacFarlane type thing where they produce three of the exact same show for him. That I will not stand for.