TBS sets stage for vaudeville


TBS is looking to do a contemporary take on vaudeville, greenlighting a half-hour pilot hosted by Harland Williams that would air in late-night.

The tentatively titled "The TBS Comedy Roadshow," from TBS Prods., would travel around the country to historically significant regional or vaudeville theaters and use local talent — including a mix of stand-up comedy, novelty acts, musical acts, short films and animated shorts — in what is described as a "celebration of what's funny in America."

The project is executive produced by Page Hurwitz and Javier Winnik, both of whom worked on "Last Comic Standing."

Williams is the writer-director of the upcoming film "Wingman," which is casting for a late-spring start in Canada. He is repped by APA, H2F Entertainment and Colden, McKuin & Frankel.

Hurwitz is with APA and attorney Marc Golden. Winnik is repped by attorney Kerry Smith. (partialdiff)