Apatow and Universal Pick Up Comedy Pitches


Variety says that Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures have picked up three comedy pitches from Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner.

Ansari, a former “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” correspondent who stars opposite Amy Poehler on NBC’s Parks and Recreation,” is attached to star in the disparate pics. Ansari and Woliner will write at least one of the projects together. Woliner is attached to direct all three.

The first project, tentatively titled Let’s Do This, is a road movie about two guys who work for a motivational speaking company. The second, which is untitled, follows a disgraced cosmonaut (Ansari) who is forced to return to outer space to clear his name. The third, also untitled, sprang from Ansari’s supporting role in the Apatow-directed comedy Funny People.