ABC is developing a half-hour sitcom around comedian Al Madrigal, the comedian confirmed today.
“We’re in the writing phase right now,” Madrigal told Punchline Magazine. “And in the New Year, we’ll see if it becomes a pilot.”
If the as-yet-untitled show hits the small screen, the series will be centered around a family’s food truck business – a food choice concept that has gotten tremendously popular in the last few years – and will be based on Madrigal’s own experiences working with his parents as a young adult for 11 years.
But it wasn’t exactly the food industry Madrigal was part of. His parents ran JMA Human Resource Management. “I fired over 1,000 people while I was working there,” Madrigal tells us. “But I bailed out to do stand-up comedy. My family wasn’t happy. I was their retirement plan. My mom still works there to this day and my dad still runs errands and deals with payroll for the company.”
So, then, why choose the food truck for the show? “The jokes are there,” he says. “I don’t think anyone wants to see me firing people in a sitcom.”
Fingers crossed for Madrigal. After the jump, let’s check out the man in action onstage.