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Hulu Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Bammas’ Starring Opeyemi Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh, Ramy Youssef Producing

Hulu Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Bammas’ Starring Opeyemi Olagbaju & Biniam Bizuneh, Ramy Youssef Producing

Hulu has ordered the comedy pilot “Bammas” written by and starring Opeyemi Olagbaju and Biniam Bizuneh, Variety has learned.

The show follows a pair of young Ethiopian- and Nigerian-American best friends as they struggle to overcome their loser reputations in a magical realist version of Washington DC.

Olagbaju and Bizuneh serve as executive producers in addition to starring and writing. Danny Chun (“The Office” “The Simpsons”), who mentored the pair at the Sundance Lab in 2019, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Jonathan Krisel will direct and executive produce. Ramy Youssef will executive produce under his Cairo Cowboy banner with Andy Campagna overseeing for the company. ABC Signature is the studio.

Bizuneh is Ethiopian-American and has written for shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Dave,” and “Resident Alien.” He is also a stand up comedian, having performed as part of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Featuring” as well as starring in

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