HBO, Cook Prepare Deal3/02/2006 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.