Reymundo in comedy deal with Showtime


Comedian Alex Reymundo has inked a development deal with Showtime.

Under the pact, Reymundo is attached to star in "Hick-Spanic," a comedy series project to be executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Jeffrey Kramer, as well as to headline his own one-hour stand-up comedy special and host the upcoming comedy specials "The Latin Divas of Comedy" and "Payaso Comedy Slam."

Loosely based on Reymundo's life and stand-up routine, "Hick-Spanic" centers on a guy of Mexican decent (Reymundo) and his blond-haired, blue-eyed hillbilly wife who live in a small Kentucky town with their two children, surrounded by the sides of the family who are constantly battling about who married up.

Michael Glouberman (Fox's "Malcolm in the Middle"), who conceived the project with Reymundo, is penning the script, now in development at the premium cable network.

CBS Paramount Network TV is producing with Kramer (Fox's "Ally McBeal") and Glouberman executive producing. Reymundo's manager Scott Montoya serves as producer.

Reymundo is one of the Original Latin Kings of Comedy, alongside George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Joey Medina and Paul Rodriguez. His feature credits include Medina's 2003 film "El Matador" and the animated feature "Cars."

The deal was brokered by Montoya of Payaso Entertainment and attorney Robert Wallerstein.