9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comedian Bert Kreischer to Star in NBC Comedy
NBC wants to party with Bert "The Machine" Kreischer.
The network has picked up a script for a comedy inspired by the life of the comedian and TV personality, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled comedy will star Kreischer, who, known for two decades as a legendary party animal, decides at age 40 that it's finally time to grow up.
Kreischer will star and produce the CBS Television Studios and Levity Entertainment comedy. The Goode Family duo Shane Kosakowski and Franklin Hardy will pen the script and co-executive produce. The Tannenbaum Co.'s Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are on board to exec produce. The sale also marks a key off-network move for the studio.
Kreischer started his career as a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and was featured in a Rolling Stone article naming him as the "top partier" at Florida State University during his sixth year of college. The story proved inspiration for the 2002 feature film Van Wilder. The personality also co-hosted FX variety show The X Show from 1999 to 2001. He's been featured on Comedy Central animated series, reality shows and a 2009 comedy special. He's repped by Levity.
Check out a clip from his stand-up, below.