If you caught Dave Grohl’s appearance on After Lately a few Sundays ago (not to mention his Daily Show interviews), you know the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer can pull off some comedy. In this particular episode comedian and Chelsea Lately writer Jen Kirkman stalks Grohl on Twitter and the musician doesn’t respond all too well (see the video below).
And now, it looks like Grohl is entering the funny business officially. And he couldn’t have chosen a better television comedy mind with whom to partner: veteran comedian Dana Gould. That’s right, folks, Grohl is set to executive produce a half-hour comedy for FX, created, written and produced by Gould, a longtime Simpsons scribe. The show will center around “a rock band on the verge of mega-stardom who finds itself on the verge of breaking up and is forced to seek professional help in a last-ditch effort to stay together. Unfortunately, they end up with a misanthropic couple’s therapist from Agoura on the brink of divorce,” reports Deadline.
If the show is given a proper series order, it will join a healthy list of envelope-pushing sitcoms on the FX. Currently the network is home to Louis C.K.’s gritty Louie, the bizarre dark comedy Wilfred (with Elijah Wood), the nearly R-rated and animated Archer (Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler) as well as The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the just-premiered animated series Unsupervised. FX will also be debuting Charlie Sheen’s new comedy Anger Management and comedian Russell Brand’s own late-night chat show.