Andrew DeYoung To Direct & EP Tim Robinson & Zach Kanin’s HBO Comedy Pilot ‘The Chair Company’

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew DeYoung has been tapped to direct and executive produce HBO’s half-hour comedy pilot The Chair Company, starring Tim Robinson. The project hails from Robinson and his writing partner Zach Kanin, and is executive produced by Adam McKay and Todd Schulman for McKay’s Hyperobject Industries.

In The Chair Company, written and executive produced by Robinson and Kanin, after an embarrassing incident at work, a man (Robinson) finds himself investigating a far-reaching conspiracy.

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The project continues DeYoung’s with Robinson, having most recently shot his feature debut comedy Friendship, from Fifth Season and BoulderLight Pictures, with Robinson and Paul Rudd. He co-wrote and directed the Peacock sketch comedy special Would It Kill You To Laugh? through A24. Recent credits include directing episodes of the hit Max series Our Flag Means Death and upcoming Jenji Kohan Netflix series Decameron. He has directed multiple episodes, including the series finale, of the Hulu series Pen15 as well as Shrill.

Other notable directing credits include I Love That For You (Showtime), Dave (FXX), The Other Two (Max), Miracle Workers (TBS), Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix), Man Seeking Woman (FXX), High Fidelity (Hulu) and Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix). DeYoung is repped by WME and Rise Management.

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