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Ricky Velez Sets HBO Comedy Pilot With ‘King of Staten Island’ Team (Exclusive)

Ricky Velez Sets HBO Comedy Pilot With ‘King of Staten Island’ Team (Exclusive)

Comedian Ricky Velez has set up a comedy pilot at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively.

Velez will serve as co-writer and co-executive producer on the half-hour project, with Judd Apatow also co-writing and executive producing. Judah Miller will serve as co-writer, executive producer, and showrunner. All three recently worked together on the film “The King of Staten Island.”

“Judd, Judah and HBO have all produced some of my favorite television,” Velez said. “Getting the opportunity to work with them together is mind-blowing. In the words of Nas, ‘Queens get the money’.”

This marks the latest collaboration between Velez and Apatow. Velez recently worked on Apatow’s film “The King of Staten Island” as an actor and co-producer, playing the role of Oscar. He also previously appeared in an episode of HBO’s “Crashing,” which Apatow executive produced and directed. Apatow will next executive produce Velez’s first HBO comedy special,

See full article on Variety