Zach Galifianakis Teaming With Louis CK For FX Comedy

Gregory Wakeman

Zach Galifianakis is reportedly working on an FX comedy series pilot with Louis CK.

FX have ordered the pilot episode which will star The Hangover actor, and has been co-written by the comedy duo. It is the first show to be announced under FX's recent deal with Louis CK's production company, Pig Newton.

Galifianakis is also going to work as the executive producer on the show, alongside Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, Andrea Pett-Joseph, and CK.

Galifianakis has appeared on numerous other television comedies, including HBO's Bored to Death, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Kroll Show, plus he has also performed numerous voices on Bob's Burgers too.

The upcoming show was announced by FX at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. It was also revealed that FX Productions currently have 12 other comedy pilots in production too.

Another highlight includes How And Why, which will star Arrested Development's Michael Cera and Deadwood's John Hawkes. The comedy has been described as the "story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life."

Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Hawkes will star as Goodman Hesselman, who is the host of How & Why, the show that the comedy revolves around.

After Hesselman loses his passion for the show he is replaced by a younger host. He then decides to relocate to another town, where he plans to start a similar show that has significantly less stature. Cera will portray Mendelson, who is Hessleman's new studio boss. Production is set to start on How & Why in North Carolina over the next few months

One of the main reasons why How & Why is so eagerly anticipated is that the pilot has been written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind the likes of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Kaufman's previous small screen credits have included Fox's Ned And Stacey, which concluded in 1997 after two seasons, as well as Get a Life, The Dana Carvey Show and Adult Swim's Moral Orel.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Galifianakis is set to fund abortions in Texas alongside several other comedians. Their funding raising act is called Night Of A Thousand Vaginas:

"A is For is organizing this emergency benefit to raise money for Texas abortion funds (Lilith Fund, TEA Fund, Whole Women's Health Action Fund, and Fund Texas Women) who are working to help women affected by this law by providing financial support to help cover procedures, travel, lodging and child care."