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Comedians line up for Showtime series

Oct. 8, 2009 at 1:16 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Comedy titans Jonathan Winters, Eddie Izzard, Roseanne Barr and Drew Carey will be seen riffing with each other in a new U.S. comedy series, Showtime said.

"Behind the Green Room Door," a new six-episode, half-hour comedy series, is slated to premiere in 2010.

Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., made the announcement regarding the show Wednesday.

Paul Provenza, director and co-producer of the behind-the-scenes comedy documentary, "The Aristocrats," will serve as host of "Behind the Green Room Door."

"The Green Room is a 'safe space' for comedy, and a dangerous place for convention," Provenza said in a statement. "If you're not easily offended and can roll with whatever happens when there are no rules, then being behind that door can be the time of your life."

Also to be featured on the show will be Robert Klein, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Tommy Smothers, Bob Saget, Sandra Bernhard, Andy Dick, Rain Pryor, Rick Overton, Paul Mooney, Bobby Slayton, Jim Jefferies, Patrice O'Neal, Andy Kindler, Dana Gould, Brendon Burns, Larry Miller and Reginald D. Hunter.

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