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HBO, Cook Prepare Deal

3/02/2006 8:25 AM Eastern

Stand-up comedian Dane Cook will work on series, specials and other projects for Home Box Office under terms of a deal announced Thursday.

The network said a feature-length stand-up film and the development of a scripted series and a comedy documentary series will be among the initial projects.

HBO will also have exclusive rights to Cook’s work for all nontraditional media platforms.

Cook will shoot his stand-up concert film, directed by Marty Callner (HBO specials Rolling Stones: Live from Madison Square Garden and Robin Williams: Live on Broadway), at the TD Banknorth Garden in Cook’s hometown of Boston April 15.

And he will star in comedy-documentary series Tourgasm, following Cook and three other comedians -- Gary Gulman, Robert Kelly and Jay Davis -- on their college tour last spring, which covered 20 shows in 30 days across 28 states.

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