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Comedy Central Developing ‘Living The Dream’ From Aaron Karo & Dillon Francis

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Comedy Central is developing Living the Dream, from Aaron Karo (Aaron Karo: The Rest is History) and DJ Dillon Francis, Deadline has learned.

Written by Karo and Francis who also will star, Living the Dream follows Quincy Hart (Francis), an internet personality who realizes his career is shallow and tries to reconnect with the most important people in his life. All he wants is love but all he gets are likes. Francis, whose new album is expected later this year, will also contribute original music.

Aaron Karo Dillon Francis
Photos: Katrina Leno/Shane McCauley

Karo and Francis executive produce with Josh Turner McGuire, Chris Dennis, Nick Palmacci, and Kevin Kasatsu. Underground is producing. The project is in early development in the script phase, we hear.

DJ, record producer and comedian Francis is described as having a comedic style in the vein of Andy Samberg meets Andy Kaufman. He created One Deeper talks, a seven-part comedy series on TBS Digital hosted by DJ Hanzel (his German persona), and produced a mock reality show called DJ World. He recently appeared on Viceland’s What Would Diplo Do? and continues to build his independent label IDGAFOS.

Karo is a comedian and author of five books, including young adult novels Me You Us and Lexapros and Cons. He created the Channing Tatum animated vehicle Germany, which received a pilot presentation at Comedy Central, and sold the multi-cam Squad Goals to CBS with partner Lindsey Rosin. In 2010, he starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History.

Karo and Francis are repped by Gersh and managed by Chris Dennis and Josh Turner McGuire at Underground.

(Congrats to our ITVFest good friend, Josh McGuire on the new project!)

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