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Comedian Josh Ostrovsky has made another move in his quest to take over Hollywood.
Ostrovsky, 30, has parlayed social media fame — he has more than 5.6 million followers on his Instagram account, @TheFatJewish — into a full-fledged entertainment career. In July he signed a modeling contract with One Management Agency; he recently launched wine brand White Girl Rosé and will publish his first book, Money Pizza Respect with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, later this year.
Ostrovsky is also looking for opportunities to bring his brand of comedy to television screens and currently has a pilot in development at Comedy Central. His résumé also includes a hosting gig for a radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station and brand deals with Virgin Mobile, Burger King and others.
His social media presence doesn’t stop with his Instagram feed. The often profane comedian has also created Instagram accounts for his dogs, Toast (@ToastMeetsWorld) and Muppet (@MuppetsRevenge). Toast was recently the face of Karen Walker’s Summer 2015 campaign.
In early August, comedian Davon Magwood wrote an open letter to Ostrovsky, who aggregates jokes from around the Internet on his Instagram feed, for posting one of Magwood’s jokes without attribution. Ostrovsky later credited Magwood for the joke.
Ostrovsky continues to be managed by Noah Rothman of Underground Films and attorney Brian Agboh.
Aug. 1, 11:15 a.m. Updated with Davon Magwood’s claims about Ostrovsky’s aggregation practices.
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