Comedy Central Gets Its 'Freak' On
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"We've been chasing David and Jon for years and it was worth the wait," says Lauren Corrao, Comedy Central's head of original programming. "After one of the funniest pitches we heard all year, they have delivered a pilot that's high in concept and hilarity."
"Freak Show" will follow the adventures of the Freak Squad, superheroes who take on the missions the A-list heroes can't be bothered with. In their off time, the members of the team -- Siamese twins Tuck and Benny, the Bearded Clam, the World's Tallest Nebraskan, Primi, the Premature Baby, and Log Cabin Republican -- live their lives as performers in Bob and Helen Hartsdale's Funtyme Freak Show, America's last independently owned traveling sideshow.
The pilot finds the Squad embarking on a mission to a small island nation under U.S. embargo to retrieve a stash of the president's favorite nuts. They must use their powers to evade the island's evil dictator and secure the salty snacks.